Rajya Sabha Member T. Subbarami Reddy has written to Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda seeking better amenities to railway passengers from Visakhapatnam. He sought among other things introduction of a Duronto Express from Vizag to Nizamuddin thrice a week, Vizag-Mysore daily express via Tirupathi and Bangalore, Vizag-Allahabad, twice a week via Sambalpur, Gaya and Varanasi, increasing the frequency of Vizag-Jodhpur Express, Vizag-Gandhidham weekly, Vizag-Kollam weekly, Vizag-Shirdi Sai Nagar weekly and re-routing of six trains, being diverted via Duvvada, through Visakhapatnam.

Mr. Subbarami Reddy sought that these should be included in the forthcoming Railway Budget 2014.