Railway Minister Piyush Goyal
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

New Railway zone in Andhra Pradesh with headquarter at Vizag

ANI | Updated: Feb 27, 2019 23:25 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 27 (ANI): Union Railway Minister on Wednesday announced that the Indian Railways will create a new zone named 'South Coast Railway' (SCoR) with headquarter in Vishakapatanam, Andhra Pradesh.
The matter has been examined in detail in consultation with stakeholders and it has been decided to go ahead with the creation of a new zone with headquarter in Vishakapatnam, the railway minister said.
He said the new zone is being created as per item 8 of Schedule 13 (Infrastructure) of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 under which the Indian Railways was required to examine establishing a  new railway zone in the successor state of Andhra Pradesh.
The new SCoR will comprise of existing divisions  Guntakal, Guntur and Vijayawada and the Waltair division will be split into two and one part will be incorporated in the SCoR while the other will be converted into a new division with its headquarter at Rayagada in Odisha, the minister said.
The South Central Railway will comprise of Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Nanded divisions. (ANI)