Hyderabad: Considered by all as a top performer among all the zones in Indian Railways, the South Central Railway (SCR) in 2019 struggled with inordinate delays in completing many infrastructure-related projects in twin cities.Among the major prestigious projects, the much-awaited MMTS phase II has continued to face hurdles in the form of budget constraints and land acquisition.For years, commuters in the twin cities have been waiting for the completion of MMTS Phase-II, which could provide much-need relief in the daily commute. The MMTS Phase- II project was proposed with a cost of Rs.845 crore for a distance of 84 km on various sections including Secunderabad – Moulali – Ghatkesar, Secunderabad – Bolarum – Medchal, Moulali – Sanathnagar and Telapur – Ramchandrapuram.Out of these, only Telapur – Ramchandrapuram stretch was launched and works on remaining sections are still progressing. Officials familiar with the initiative said that Rs.400 crore is still required to complete... more...
the project. The project also got delayed due to difficulties in land acquisition in some pockets of Sanathnagar – Moulali section.Railway officials said that works on Secunderabad – Bolarum section are nearing completion. Another SCR initiative of developing the existing Cherlapally station as a terminal at an estimated cost of Rs 350 crore is also hit by inordinate delays. The project, which commenced in 2017, has not witnessed much change as works are still progressing.New railway tracksIn addition, Akanapet-Medak’s new rail connectivity is yet to be completed, which was supposed to be completed by March. The budget given by Indian Railways for Akanapet–Medak new line from 2014-15 to 2018-19 was Rs 169 crore and the budgetary allocation for the 2018-19 financial year was Rs122.27 crore.The works related to construction of new railway line connecting Hyderabad and Karimnagar (Manoharabad – Kothapalli) are progressing. This new line project was sanctioned for a distance of 151.40 km at an estimated cost of Rs 1160 crore. The rail line is crucial as the entire belt has several important towns including pilgrim centres.New MMTS rakesThis year, SCR introduced new MMTS rakes on various sections in twin cities to accommodate increasing passenger rush. These 12 coach MMTS rakes with different colour patterns and glossy looks have a capacity of 1150 seats while standing capacity is around 4000. SCR has also enhanced facilities in a few stations and trains this year and among them, introduction of Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches is the main highlight, which replaced the conventional coaches.Trains including Lingampalli-Tirupati Narayanadri Express, Hyderabad–New Delhi Telangana Express, Hyderabad–Tirupati Rayalaseema Express and Hyderabad–Chennai Charminar Express have been upgraded with LHB coaches. This apart, Head on Generation (HOG),a 3state-of-the-art new technology has been introduced in LHB coaches, which saves a lot of financial resources for SCR.Now you can get handpicked stories from Telangana Today on WhatsApp / Telegram everyday. Click these links to subscribe and save this number 9182563636 on your contacts.Click to follow Telangana Today Facebook page and Twitter .
Karimnagar MP B. Vinod Kumar, Finance Minister Eatala Rajender and others flagging off the inaugural train service from Karimnagar to Mumbai at Karimnagar railway station on Wednesday. The Karimnagar railway station would soon emerge as one of the biggest railway junctions in Telangana connecting north, south, west and east of the country, said Karimnagar MP B. Vinod Kumar. Speaking after flagging off the inaugural train service from Karimnagar to Mumbai via Nizamabad at Karimnagar railway station on the outskirts of the town on Wednesday, he said the TRS government was taking all steps... more...
to introduce a train service from Hyderabad (Manoharabad) to Kothapalli (Karimnagar) via Sircilla, Siddipet and Gajwel by completing the new railway line soon. Besides, they have also proposed a new railway line from Kazipet to Karimnagar via Huzurabad to ease rail traffic on the GT road connecting south and north India as well as provide rail connectivity from Karimnagar to Hyderabad via Jangaon. Mr. Kumar said they were planning to introduce a direct train service from Karimnagar to New Delhi. He said they were exerting pressure on the railways to operate daily train service from Karimnagar to Tirupathi instead of the existing biweekly train. Minister for Finance and Civil Supplies Eatala Rajender said the railway line between Karimnagar and Mumbai would benefit people migrating from the erstwhile Karimnagar district to Maharashtra to eke out a living. He also said the TRS government was taking all measures to have more railway lines in the State to provide cheapest and safest transportation to common man. Earlier, Union Minister of State for Railways Rajan Gohain switched on the lights to launch the Karimnagar-Mumbai train service. The train would be operated from Lokmanya Tilak terminus (Mumbai) on every Saturday which would depart at 4.40 p.m. and arrive at Karimnagar on Sunday at 12.45 p.m. covering a distance of 848 km. MLC Naradasu Laxman Rao, Mayor S. Ravinder Singh, Collector Sarfaraz Ahmad, Commissioner of Police V.B. Kamalasan Reddy, former legislator Gangula Kamalakar, SCR ADRM Shailendra Singh and others were also present.
Gajwel: Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao said that the Congress at Centre and State, which ruled for a decade from 2004-2014, had delayed the Manoharabad-Kothapally railway line by nine long years even after it was granted.Further, the Minister said that the project cost has escalated to Rs 1,160 crore from Rs 360 crore. Stating that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had gone all out to get the railway line granted to Telangana. During his inspection from Manoharabad in Medak district to Gajwel in Siddipet district on Monday, Rao said that the State government has granted its share of Rs 120 crore towards the project to help the Railway Department complete it on a war-footing.He informed that the land acquisition up to Jakkapur in Siddipet district from Manhorabad has been completed, adding that of 31 km, works at the 17 km stretch were completed. Since the railway line is touching national highways at... more...
several places, Rao said that they had to build bridges in several places.Later, he held a review meeting with district officials and railways engineering authorities at Collectorate, Siddipet.Rao instructed Collector P Venkatrami Reddy to expedite the process of land acquisition to allow the railway department to complete the project early.South Central Railway, Chief Engineer, Ramesh, Dy Chief Engineer Subramanyam, Project Director, NHAI (National Highways Authority of India), Hameed Ali and others were present.
కరీంనగర్ జిల్లా ప్రజలకు రైల్వేశాఖ శుభవార్తను తెలిపింది. ఒకవైపు కొత్తపల్లి-మనోహరాబాద్ రైల్వే లైన్ పనులు జరుగుతుండగానే మరో మార్గం ద్వారా హైదరాబాద్కు రైలును నడపనున్నారు అధికారులు. ఈ నెల 15 న కాచిగూడ నుంచి కరీంనగర్ వరకు నడిచే రైలును కేంద్ర రైల్వేశాఖ మంత్రి పీయూష్ గోయల్ ప్రారంభించనున్నారు. ఈ నూతన రైలును ప్రతిరోజు కాచిగూడ నుండి నిజామాబాద్, మెట్పల్లి, కోరుట్ల, జగిత్యాల మీదుగా కరీంనగర్ వరకు నడపాలని రైల్వే శాఖ నిర్ణయం తీసుకుంది. నిజామాబాద్ ప్యాసింజర్(57601) రైలు కాచిగూడ రైల్వే స్టేషన్ నుండి బయలుదేరి సీతాఫల్మండి, మల్కజ్గిరి, బొల్లారం, కామారెడ్డి, నిజామాబాద్, ఆర్మూర్, మెట్పల్లి, కోరుట్ల, లింగంపేట, జగిత్యాల, గంగాధర, కొత్తపల్లి మీదుగా కరీంనగర్కు చేరుకుంటుంది. ప్రతిరోజు ఉదయం ఆరు గంటలకు బయలుదేరిన ఈ రైలు మధ్యాహ్నం 2 గంటలకు కరీంనగర్ చేరుకుంటుంది. అనంతరం ఈ రైలు తిరిగి కరీంనగర్లో మధ్యాహ్నం 2:30 గంటలకు బయల్దేరి రాత్రి 11 గంటలకు కాచిగూడకు చేరుతుంది. ఈ నిజామాబాద్ ప్యాసింజర్(57601) రైలును 12 బోగీలతో నడిపించాలని రైల్వేశాఖ నిర్ణయించింది. మరోవైపు కరీంనగర్ నుంచి ముంబైకి కూడా రైలు ప్రారంభం కానున్నట్లు సమాచారం. ప్రస్తుతం ముంబై నుంచి నిజామాబాద్కు నడిచే లోకమాన్య తిలక్ ఎక్స్ప్రెస్ను కరీంనగర్ వరకు పొడిగించాలని అధికారులు చూస్తున్నట్లు తెలుస్తుంది.
ప్రయాణికులకు శుభవార్త.. 15న కాచిగూడలో కొత్త రైలు ప్రారంభం ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- జగిత్యాల: రైలు ప్రయాణీకులకు శుభవార్త. జగిత్యాల నుంచి ఇప్పటికే నిజామాబాద్, కరీంనగర్, సిర్పూర్ కాగజ్నగర్కు రైలు నడుస్తుండగా, ఇప్పుడు కాచిగూడ నుంచి జగిత్యాలకు రైలు రాబోతోంది. నిజామాబాద్ ఎంపీ కవిత గతంలో కేంద్ర రైల్వే శాఖ మంత్రితో పాటు దక్షిణ మధ్య రైల్వే జీఎంకు లేఖ రాశారు.
కేంద్ర రైల్వే శాఖ స్పందించింది. కాచిగూడ నుంచి నిజామాబాద్, మెట్పల్లి, కోరుట్ల, జగిత్యాల మీదుగా కరీంనగర్ వరకు రైలు నడుపాలని నిర్ణయించింది. ఈ నెల 15న కేంద్ర రైల్వే శాఖ మంత్రి పీయూష్ గోయల్ ప్రారంభించేందుకు ఏర్పాట్లు చేస్తున్నారు. ప్రతిరోజు కాచిగూడ నుంచి నిజామాబాద్, జగిత్యాల, కరీంనగర్ వరకు రైలు నడుపడంతో పాటు తిరిగి కరీంనగర్, జగిత్యాల, నిజామాబాద్ మీదుగా కాచిగూడకు వెళ్లనుంది
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