Mr. Kashinath, Divisional Railway Manager, said that eight new trains were introduced last year and an equal number of trains were started this year also.
Divisional Railway Manager N. Kashinath expressed satisfaction that his efforts to re-route some of the diverted trains had materialised during his two-year stint as the DRM of Waltair Division of East Coast Railway.
Mr. Kashinath was felicitated by the Air Travellers’ Association (India) for his contribution in getting some of the diverted trains re-routed through Visakhapatnam and other works for the benefit of the people of the city. He would be going on transfer very soon.
Responding to the felicitations, he said that he took over as DRM of Waltair Division in July 2010. He expressed satisfaction that seven of the 12 trains which were being diverted via Duvvada, were re-routed through Visakhapatnam.
He said that the re-routing of another train was cleared by the Railway Board but did not take place due to some technical problems.
Mr. Kashinath said that eight new trains were introduced last year and an equal number of trains were started this year also. Visakhapatnam-Shirdi special was converted into a weekly special in the budget.
He gave full credit to the people of Visakhapatnam, the ATA (I) and Rajya Sabha member T. Subbarami Reddy for the achievements.
ATA (I) president D. Varada Reddy presided.
K.V. Padmanabhan of the Rotary Club of Visakha Valley and Capt. Sriram Ravi Chander of ATA (I) spoke.