New rail track proposed between Rayanapadu and Mustabada

New rail track proposed between Rayanapadu and Mustabada
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South Central Railway (SCR) Vijayawada division authorities are contemplating for the construction of new railway track from Rayanapadu and Mustabada railway station especially for goods trains.

Vijayawada: South Central Railway (SCR) Vijayawada division authorities are contemplating for the construction of new railway track from Rayanapadu and Mustabada railway station especially for goods trains.

Highlights:

  • Goods trains travelling between Hyderabad-Vizag will be diverted via new track without entering Vijayawada railway station
  • Vijayawada RDO Hareesh and rural tahsildar Madan Mohana Rao inspected the lands in rural villages

The existing tracks connecting Vijayawada to Chennai, Vijayawada-Hyderabad, Vijayawada-Machilipatnam and Vijayawada-Chennai routes are not sufficient to cater to the needs of growing trains and traffic. A separate railway track for goods trains will be useful to divert the trains and it can prevent halting of trains on the outskirts of Vijayawada railway station.

Existing 10 platforms in Vijayawada railway stations are not sufficient to meet the growing trains passing via Vijayawda railway station. In this backdrop, a separate track for goods trains is preferred. In this scenario, Vijayawada railway division officers proposed for new track from Rayanapadu to Mustabada to the east of the city.

By forming this new track, all the goods trains from Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam and vice versa may be diverted without entering Vijayawada main railway station.

According to sources, Ministry of Railway has already given green signal for constructing the new track from Rayanapadu to Mustabada railway station and directed the railway authorities concerned to acquire land.

On the request of railway authorities, Vijayawada Revenue Division Officer (RDO) S Harish and Vijayawada rural mandal revenue officer (tahsildar) V Madana Mohana Rao and other staff inspected possibilities for construction of new railway track beginning from Rayanapadu and passing via Gollapudi, Jakkampudi, Ambapuram, P Nainavaram, Pathapadu, KV Kandrika, Nunna to reach Mustabada of Gannavaram mandal.

These officers personally inspected the private lands. National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) had already started the Outer Ring Road four years ago but the contractor stopped the works due to technical reasons two years ago. Now, the railway department proposed the new track between Rayanapadu and Mustabada.

According to revenue officers, it will take one year to acquire the lands since land acquisition is lengthy process which involves payment of compensation and legal affairs.

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