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SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY
PRESS RELEASE
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE, SECUNDERABAD - 500 071
No.831/2023-2406-02-2024
Secunderabad
Andhra Pradesh Gets a staggering amount of Rs. 9,138 crores for Railway Projects During 2024-25

 

-Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister of Railways Briefs Media o­n Budget Highlights, 2024

 The interim budget, which includes the allocations to Railways, was presented o­n the floor of the Parliament o­n 01st February, 2024. Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Communication and Electronic & Information Technology held a virtual press conference today i.e., 01st February, 2024 from New Delhi o­n Highlights of allocations pertaining to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh States.  Shri Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager, South Central Railway along with other senior Railway officials participated in the press meet at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad.

 

Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister stated that Indian Railways has been allocated Rs. 2,52,000 crore for the year 2024-25. He informed that the focus is o­n the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. He stated that efforts are being made to increase the capacity in Railways. As part of the same, 3 Major Economic Railway Corridors projects will be implemented and as a result 40,000 Kms of tracks will be laid in the next 6-8 years, he said. 

Highlights of Railway Budget pertaining toAndhra Pradesh State: 

Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister informed that the total budgetary allocation for Railways in Andhra Pradesh is a staggering amount of Rs. 9,138 crores for the year 2024-25. He stated that the combined budget allocation for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States between the years 2009-14 was o­nly Rs. 886 crores o­n average. The Budget allocations to Andhra Pradesh have been witnessing sustained increase with current year’s allocation being almost ten times the average allocation done during 2009-14, he said.

 Further, the Hon’ble Union Minister stated that the total investment for development of Railways in Andhra Pradesh is Rs. 68,059 crores. He informed that 97% electrification has been completed in the state. He stated that 246 Kms of Rail track is being laid in the region every year as compared to just 70 Kms per year during 2009-14. To facilitate the commuters, 709 RoBs & RuBs have been constructed, he stated. The Hon’ble Minister informed that over 109 o­ne Station o­ne Product stalls have been set up at Railway stations across the state. Around 72 Railway stations in AP state are being upgraded as part of the Amrit Bharat station scheme, he added. 



(Ch.Rakesh)
Chief Public Relations Officer




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