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Railway zone for Visakhapatnam

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Railway Zone at Vizag

We the citizens of India demand that central govt. should immediately take measures to create new railway zone at Vizagl which will help all regions of the state to develop evenly without any disparities. It is our legitimate demand to fulfill the provisions made in the bill which was approved by the parliament and assented by the president.

We request every citizen of India to sign this petition to serve a memorandum to Govt. of India to remind its duty to fulfill the provisions made in THE ANDHRA PRADESH REORGANIZATION ACT, 2014 which clearly dictates that Govt., should initiate the process of creating railway zone and railway coach factory in successor state of Andhra Pradesh.

As per THE ANDHRA PRADESH REORGANIZATION ACT, 2014, which was approved by parliament and assented by the president of India on 01-Mar-2014, there were several of provisions incorporated in the bill bolster the infrastructure in both states.

Following provisions related to infrastructure pertaining to successor state AP were made and published in THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY [PART II— THE THIRTEENTH SCHEDULE

1. The Government of India shall develop a new major port at Duggirajupatnam in the successor State of Andhra Pradesh to be completed in phases with Phase I by end-2018;

2. SAIL shall, within six months from the appointed day, examine the feasibility of establishing an integrated Steel Plant in YSR District of the successor State of Andhra Pradesh;

3. IOC or HPCL shall, within six months from the appointed day, examine the feasibility of establishing a greenfield crude oil refinery and petrochemical complex in the successor State of Andhra Pradesh and take an expeditious decision thereon;

4. The Government of India shall, within six months from the appointed day, examine the feasibility of establishing a Vizag-Chennai industrial corridor along the lines of Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and take within such period an expeditious decision thereon;

5. The Government of India shall, within six months from the appointed day, examine the feasibility of expanding the existing Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Tirupati airports to international standards and take an expeditious decision thereon;

6. Indian Railways shall, within six months from the appointed day, examine establishing a new railway zone in the successor State of Andhra Pradesh and take an expeditious decision thereon;

7. The Central Government shall take measures to establish rapid rail and road connectivity from the new capital of the successor State of Andhra Pradesh to Hyderabad and other important cities of Telangana;

8. The Government of India shall examine the feasibility of Metro Rail facility in Vishakhapatnam and Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali Metropolitan Urban Development Authority within period of one year from the appointed day and take an expeditious decision thereon

All the projects listed in the 13th schedule are critical for strengthening AP’s infrastructure and industrial growth in terms of improving transportation, setting up industries like steel and oil refineries, constructing new airports, and connecting the state with rest of the India through rail and roads.

None of the above projects have been undertaken by Central Govt.,so far even after completing 3 years of dividing the state.  None of these projects have been mentioned in any of the Central Govt., budgets, annual plans in the past three years. The AP Govt., in pursuit of its vested interests not taking up this issue with Central Govt., to undertake any of these projects which are lifeline for the growth of the state.  It is noteworthy that most of these projects create employment for several thousands of skilled and semi-skilled labor in AP. 

 



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