Constitution of New Railway Zone in Andhra Pradesh
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 131
ANSWERED ON 21.12.2018
Constitution of new railway zone in Andhra Pradesh
131 Shri Y. S. Chowdary
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether it is a fact that as per Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 (Schedule XIII), Government has to constitute a new Railway Zone in the successor State of Andhra Pradesh;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) the status thereof?
MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND COAL (SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)
(a) to (c): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF STARRED QUESTION NO.131 BY SHRI Y.S. CHOWDARY ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 21.12.2018 REGARDING CONSTITUTION OF NEW RAILWAY ZONE IN ANDHRA PRADESH
(a) & (b): No, Sir. As per Item No. 8 of Schedule 13 (Infrastructure) of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, the direction for Ministry of Railways is to examine establishing a new railway zone in the successor State of Andhra Pradesh.
(c): To, inter-alia, examine the feasibility of establishing a new Railway Zone, a Committee of senior Railway officers had been constituted. The Committee was asked to consult various stake holders, including the Members of Parliament, State Governments, etc. before a final decision is taken. The Committee has submitted its report. In view of the complexities involved in the exercise, the matter is under further detailed examination in the Ministry of Railways.