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Last Updated : Feb 27, 2019 08:30 PM IST | Source: PTI

Piyush Goyal announces new railway zone for Andhra, to be headquartered in Visakhapatnam

The decision comes four days after a BJP delegation from the state met Goyal in the national capital demanding formation of a railway zone.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal Wednesday announced a new railway zone for Andhra Pradesh. The new railway zone -- Southern Coast Railway -- will be headquartered in Visakhapatnam, Goyal said.

The decision comes four days after a BJP delegation from the state met Goyal in the national capital demanding formation of a railway zone.

In a memorandum submitted to Goyal, they had said the north Andhra region, comprising Srikaulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts, is "very backward and needs impetus for development".

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The Andhra Pradesh BJP leaders had said that during the 2014 general elections, they had assured the public that a railway zone would come up at Visakhapatnam.

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First Published on Feb 27, 2019 08:25 pm
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