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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 447
ANSWERED ON 20.07.2018
Establishment of Special Railway Zone in Andhra Pradesh
447 Shri T.G. Venkatesh
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether attention of Government is drawn to the matter of establishment of Special Railway Zone in the State of Andhra Pradesh as promised in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act and if so, the details thereof?
(b) the present status of the matter and the reasons for the inordinate delay; and
(c) the steps being taken by Government for early announcement of a Railway Zone for Andhra Pradesh?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) to (c): As per Item 8 of Schedule 13 (Infrastructure) of Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014, Ministry of Railways was required to examine the feasibility of establishing a new Railway zone in the successor State of Andhra Pradesh. 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 stakeholders, including the Members of Parliament, State Governments, etc. before a final decision is taken. The Committee has already submitted its report. In view of the complexities involved, the matter is under further detailed examination in the Ministry of Railways.