Coastal Prantha Abivrudhi Kaaryacharana Committee has submitted a memorandum to the Railway Minister to include construction of a new railway line from Machilipatnam to Repalle in the 2013-14 Railway Budget.

The committee general secretary M.K. Hussain in the representation stressed the need for approving a broad-gauge line between Machilipatnam and Repalle.

The ISRO was making preparations and acquiring land in the coastal area of Divi Taluka for the construction and installation of rocket launching pad between Machilipatnam and Repalle.