The significant monetary quantities contain Rs 2,185 crore for line increasing, Rs 285 crore for brand-new lines, Rs 261.43 crore for track revivals, Rs 51.13 crore for web traffic center job, as well as the staying for various other jobs under the Waltair Division, which is headquartered at Visakhapatnam. .
In a news release, Divisional Railway Manager Anup Satpathy stated, “The Waltair Division got record allocation of funds. It will also receive a share of the total Rs 1,700 crore allotted to East Coast Railway. The Budget has primarily been concerned with finishing up ongoing projects and building new lines.” .
The budget plan consisted of funds for 3 significant lines. The Jeypore-Malkangiri (130 kilometres) as well as Jeypore-Nabarangpur (38 kilometres) were alloted Rs 135 crore as well as Rs 100 crore specifically. A brand-new wide scale line in between Naupada-Gunupur approximately Theruvali in Rayagada area was alloted Rs 50 crore.
The brand-new South Coast Railway area as well as the brand-new Rayagada Division in ECoR, got a meagre allowance of Rs 10 crore in the budget plan. Pointing out the inconsistencies in the brand-new suggested area to Andhra Pradesh, Shiva Sankar, president of Uttarandhra Rakshana Vedika stated, “The Waltair division which is one of the most profit-making divisions should be merged with the new South Coast Railway. All the MPs of the state have to press this issue in the Parliament.” He included that the suggested departments for the brand-new South Coast Railway- Guntakal, Vijayawada as well as Guntur would certainly sustain only losses if the Waltair department is not combined. South Coast Railway area was set aside to the state as an outcome of AP’s needs complying with bifurcation. .