A new railway line between Nadikudi and Srikalahasti as an alternative to kazipet-Vijayawada-Tirupati.Guntur railway station is major station in this new line.This will decongest the traffic in the Chennai-Howrah line.
This new line will be an alternative to the main line which is easily prone to cyclones.This new line can also be a factor for development of Guntur,Prakasam,Nellore and Chittor districts.
The electrification of railway line between Guntur-Nandyal is in progress now.“With the laying of Nadikudi-Srikalahasti railway line, we are opening a new and exciting avenue for freight movement across the northern corridor and this is the most exciting thing happening in the year 2018,” Ms. Bhooma told.
Among the major development works taken up in the Guntur Railway Division is the electrification of Guntur-Tenali railway line which is expected to be completed by December, 2018. The electrification of Guntur-Pagidipalli railway line is expected to be completed by February, 2019.
The DRM said that passenger amenities at the Guntur railway station were a top priority. She said that all the railway platforms would have escalators and within a year, three escalators would be set up on platforms 1,2,3 and 4. Platform no. 8 would be expanded to facilitate stoppage of trains having 24 carriages.
The Railways have already tied up with Ola Cabs facilitating a smooth onward journey to passengers.
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