Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to announce the sanction of high-speed bullet train between Hyderabad and Amaravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, during his visit to Hyderabad for the launch of much-awaited Metro Rail. Tentatively, Modi is scheduled to visit Hyderabad on November 27 or 28.
The proposal to link the Telangana and Andhra capitals through a high-speed train was already under active consideration before the Union government. The high-speed train would be developed parallel to the National Highway 65 (formerly NH 9) between Hyderabad and Vijayawada. The proposal was placed before the Union government following the Centre’s nod to the elevation of NH 65 as Express Highway as part of the creation of growth corridor between the two states.
A TRS MP told The Hans India that the Union ministry of Road Transport and National Highways was busy studying the feasibility of the high-speed train between the two states in coordination with the ministry of Railways. The preliminary reports prepared by the ministry hinted that the Centre will clear the proposal anytime.