Separate Railway Zone in Andhra Pradesh
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 79
ANSWERED ON 22.12.2017
Separate railway zone in Andhra Pradesh
79 Shri V. Vijayasai Reddy
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether it is a fact that as per item No. 8 of Schedule 13 of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, Railways have to set up a separate railway zone in Andhra Pradesh;
(b) whether it is also a fact that in compliance to the above, the Ministry constituted a Committee;
(c) if so, the recommendations of the Committee and the action taken by the Ministry thereon;
(d) whether the Ministry is delaying creation of a separate railway zone in Andhra Pradesh; and
(e) how much more time will the Ministry take to set up a railway zone in Andhra Pradesh?
MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND COAL (SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)
(a) to (e): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF STARRED QUESTION NO.79 BY SHRI V. VIJAYASAI REDDY ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 22.12.2017 REGARDING SEPARATE RAILWAY ZONE IN ANDHRA PRADESH
(a) to (e) : As per Item 8 of Schedule 13 (Infrastructure) of Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014, Ministry of Railways was required to examine the feasibility of establishing a new Railway zone in the successor State of Andhra Pradesh. To, inter-alia, examine the feasibility of establishing a new Railway Zone, a Committee of senior Railway officers had been constituted. The Committee has been asked to consult various stake holders, including the Members of Parliament, State Governments, etc. before a final decision is taken.
The Committee has submitted its report and the same is under examination.