Andhra Pradesh was almost overlooked by Union Minister for Railways Mamata Bannerjee during her presentation of the Railway Budget for 2011-12 in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
Out of the 56 new Express trains proposed to be introduced, only six trains originate from Andhra Pradesh while two others make halt at stations in the state.
Ms Bannerjee announced the Tirupati-Amravati Express (bi-weekly) which will wind through Akola, Nizamabad, Gooty, Dharmavaram, and also announced the Visakhapatnam-Koraput Intercity Express which will run for 5 days a week via Vizianagram.
Apart from these, the state will also get the Howrah-Secunderabad Express (weekly) via Kharagpur, the Hyderabad-Darbhanga Express (weekly) via Muri-Jharsuguda-Nagpur, the Howrah-Tirupati Express (weekly), the Narsapur-Nagarsol Express (bi-weekly) via Secunderabad, Nizamabad Digha-Visakhapatnam Express (weekly) and the Howrah-Mysore Express (weekly) which will halt at Adilabad.
The Railways Minister also announced 13 new passenger trains proposed to be introduced in the Railway Budget for 2011-12, of which the Tirupati – Guntakal Passenger (daily) will ply in Andhra Pradesh.
Apart from this, Ms Bannerjee said that the DEMU services will be introduced on the Falaknuma-Medchal, the Nizamabad-Secunderabad and the Kacheguda-Mriyalguda lines.
Besides, the Falaknuma-Bhongir MEMU services will be also introduced.
Besides, the run of the Visakhapatnam-Nizamabad Express has been extended to Nanded and the Hyderabad-Wadi Passenger’s run has been extended to Gulbarga.