The Union Minister for Tourism & Culture, G Kishan Reddy, said that railway infrastructure in Telangana State has been progressing rapidly since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took power. He has written a letter to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw asking for trains to stop at Mahabubnagar and Shadnagar railway stations. The Prime Minister visited the state on April 8, 2023, and dedicated the electrified doubling rail project between Secunderabad and Mahabubnagar at a cost of Rs 1,410 crore.
Kishan Reddy believes that the Yeshwantpur-Hazrat Nizamuddin Sampark Kranti Express should have a stop at Mahabubnagar railway station. This train departs from Kachiguda and reaches Kurnool, but there are no stops between the 200 km long distance. Setting up a stop at Mahabubnagar would be convenient for people in the area who travel to far-flung places like Delhi and Bangalore.
He also wants the Chengalpattu-Kacheguda Express to stop at Shadnagar Railway station. This would be convenient for people in suburban areas of Hyderabad, especially those from Thimmapur, Kotturu, Burgula, and other areas.