Railway Zone Sadhana Samiti convenor J.V. Satyanarayana Murthy has demanded that separate Railway Zone be created with Visakhapatnam as its headquarters apart from establishing a railway wagons factory in the city.

The samiti decided to take up the issue with the Railway Standing Committee which is coming to the city on February 22 and impress upon it the need for creation of separate Railway Zone apart from taking the local problems relating to the Railways to their notice.

The samiti also demanded that separate overnight trains be introduced from Visakhapatnam to Bangalore, Chennai, Tirupati, and Varanasi apart from a separate train to Hyderabad. They also urged the authorities to develop the city railway station at international standards. The samiti will urge the committee to recommend setting up a railway wagons manufacturing factory. The factory will create employment for local youths on a large scale.