South Central Railway conducted a meeting with the Hon’ble Members of Parliamentfrom Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra States belonging to Secunderabad and Hyderabad Divisional Jurisdiction today i.e., 05th October, 2021 at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad. Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, Principal Heads of Departments and Divisional Railway Managers of Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Nanded, Guntur and Guntakal Divisions attended the meeting.
Shri Gajanan Mallya welcomed the dignitaries and briefed them on the performance of South Central Railway in the recent past. The General Manager apprisedthe dignitaries regarding the progress of the on-going Railway projects includingelectrification, new line works, doubling and third line works on the SCR jurisdiction. The General Manager stated that the Kazipet – Balharshah third line project, Kazipet – Vijayawada line, Manoharabad – Gajwel – KothapalliNew line, Akkanapeta – Medak new line and Falaknuma – Dhone doubling project are on fast progress.
Further, the General Manager highlighted on the services rendered by SCR during the pandemic such as operating migrant special trains, parcel special trainsto ensure supply of essential commodities, medicines, milk etc., over the country. SCR has done significant track maintenace and Yard remodelling workson the zone. In addition, various infrastructure works such as rehabilitation of bridges, launching of ROBs/RUBs, passenger amenities such as FOBs were also taken up. He informed that the doubling and electrfication of Umdanagar – Shadnagar – Gollapalliis progressing at a fast pace towards completion.He furtherinformed that 85% of the mail/express trains, 55 MMTS trains and 85 passenger trains have been restored and more services will be restored in a phased manner. Further, Kazipet – Balharshah, Kazipet – Kondappalli third line projects have been taken up with total funds from the Railway.
The Hon’ble Members of Parliament complimented the SCR officials for their commitment and excellent service rendered during the pandemic. In addition, the Hon’ble MPs raised several issues relating to Railway developmental works / services in their respective constituencies.The demands raised by the Hon’ble Members included construction of new railway lines, re-development of stations, provision of passenger amenities, provision of additional stoppages for various express trains, construction of Road Over Bridges/Road Under Bridges, speeding up of pending projects etc.,
The General Manager stated that valuable input and feedback received from the Hon’ble Memberswould be given due consideration while formulating the proposals for new works / services.
Hon’ble Members of Parliament attended the meeting are:Shri DharmapuriArvind, Nizamabad; Shri NamaNageswar Rao, Khammam; Dr. G. Ranjith Reddy, Chevella; Smt. MalothuKavitha, Mahabubabad; Shri ManneSrinivas Reddy, Mahabubnagar; Shri KothaPrabhakar Reddy, Medak; Shri PothugantiRamulu, Nagarkurnool; Dr.B.VenkateshNetha, Peddapalle; Shri B.B. Patil, Zahirabad; Shri K.R.Suresh Reddy (RajyaSabha), Shri BadugulaLingaiah Yadav (RajyaSabha); Shri AsaduddinOwaisi, Hyderabad; Shri KomatireddyVenkat Reddy, Bhongir; Shri N. Uttam Kumar Reddy, Nalgonda; Dr. Umesh G. Jadhav, Gulbarga; Shri Raja AmareshwaraNaik, Raichur.