Kishan Reddy dedicates new Railway line between Medak- Akanapet to nation
Medak, Sept.23 (NSS): Union Minister for Culture and Tourism G Kishan Reddy dedicated a new Railway line between Medak – Akanapet Railway stations to the Nation and flagged off the inaugural passenger train from Medak to Kacheguda Stations here on Friday.
The Akanapet – Medak New Railway line stretches for a distance of 17.2 km. The new line project has been completed with an approximate cost of Rs. 205 crores on a cost-sharing basis between Railways and the Government of Telangana, bearing 50% each of the total cost.
This line provides direct connectivity between Medak and Secunderabad, the capital city region of Telangana. Medak Railway station constructed as part of the new railway line is the terminal station and the Goods shed has been constructed to facilitate freight operations. The new line will also boost the Socioeconomic development of Medak and nearby areas.
Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy said that Medak – Akanapet’s new line is one the most prestigious projects and a long cherished dream of the people of Medak district.
He said the new line will be beneficial for the people, especially the farmers as it will connect the district headquarters town of Medak with the main rail route of Secunderabad – Nizamabad – Aurangabad and beyond towards Mumbai. The line heralds a new dawn in the region opening new avenues in terms of passenger and freight operations, he added.
Further, the Union Minister informed that the new line will assist in extending the market for agricultural and industrial products of the region. Essential commodities like food grains and fertilizers can now be transported in a fast, economic, and safe means, he stated.
Stating that 298 Kms of new lines have been commissioned in Telangana State and 221 Km of the existing track has been strengthened by converting to double line, third line, and fourth line sections. He also informed that 1,149 Track Kms of track in Telangana have been electrified during the last 8 years.
Addressing the gathering, Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager (In-charge) said the Akanapet – Medak new line heralds a new growth in the rail infrastructure development and enhanced connectivity in the State of Telangana.
He said the project will immensely benefit the people of Medak and will open new vistas of growth for the region. The Medak – Kacheguda Daily passenger train will strengthen the connectivity of this region with the capital city of Telangana and another part of the country, he added. (NSS)
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