It will employ 2,000 people from Rayalaseema area: Minister

Union Minister of State for Railways Kotla Jayasuryaprakasa Reddy said the grounding of railway wagon workshop would take place at Panchalingala on the outskirts of the city soon.

Addressing a meeting after inspecting the progress of construction of railway guesthouse at Srisailam on Thursday, Mr. Reddy said the project would employ 2,000 people and set off the industrial activity in the backward Rayalaseema area.

He said the Provident Fund office would be located at Kurnool for easy access to workers. He said the Kurnool station would be developed as a model station and a new train would be introduced between Guntur and Mumbai. The Gadwal-Raichur railway line would be completed at the earliest.

The railway officials told the Minister that the construction of the guesthouse costing Rs. 1.20 crore would be completed within a month at Srisailam.

Later, he discussed the possibility of double line between Kurnool and Nandyal, Nandyal-Guntur, Tenali-Guntur and other electrification projects. He said railway expansion was crucial for the development of the region.

Mr. Reddy accompanied by his wife Sujathamma worshipped at Mallikarjuna Swamy temple and Bramarambhika Devi temple. The couple was received by temple executive officer Chandrasekhar Azad and priests.

Senior railway officials Syam Sunder, Prasad, Muralikrishna, Jayaprakash Reddy and Bathaiah were present.


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