The much awaited railway budget for the year 2016-17 has been introduced in the Lok Sabha by the railway minister Suresh Prabhu earlier today. Even after much persuasion from the leaders of both the Telugu States the centre gave an empty hand to both the Telugu states regarding several projects.
However, both the states did manage to get some funds allocated for certain long pending projects. Incidentally, Telangana got nearly 550 crore fund, almost 300 crore more when compared to Andhra Pradesh.
Here are the projects in both AP and Telangana that got funds in the today’s railway budget:
Kotipalli-Narsapur railway line – 200 crores
Pithapuram-Kakinada railway line – 50 crores
Peddapalli-Nizamabad railway line – 70 crores
Muneerabad-Mahabubnagar railway line – 180 crores
Macherla-Nalgonda railway line – 20 crores
Kazipet-Vijayawada third railway line – 114 crores
Raghavapuram-Mandamarri railway line – 15 crores
Secunderabad-Mahabubnagar Dubling – 80 crores
Peddapalli-Jagityal Subway Construction – 5 crores
Kazipet-Warangal ROB Construction – 5 crores
Manoharabad-Kothapalli railway line – 20 crores
Nizamabad Over Bridge Construction – 10 crores
New railway line sanctioned between Bodhan-Bidar.