Shri Narendra Modi Hon’ble Prime Minister Lays Foundation Stone for New Railway Line between Manoharabad-Kothapalli

Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister laid the Foundation stone for construction of a new Railway line between Manoharabad-Kothapalli, connecting Hyderabad and Karimnagar , apart from several other projects at a function held at Gajwel, Medak District, Telangana today i.e, 7th August, 2016. Shri E.S.L. Narasimhan, Hon’ble Governor, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh; Shri K. Chandrashekar Rao, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Telangana, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu, Shri Piyush Goyal, Shri Ananth Kumar, Hon’ble Union Ministers were amongst a galaxy of dignitaries present on the occasion.
Addressing the huge gathering on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that the Centre & Telangana Government joining hands to take up projects together reflects a positive sign of co-operative federalism towards taking the nation forward. Elaborating on the role of Railways in nation’s growth, he stated that rail connectivity is vital for development and infrastructure growth is the need which serves this task. Economic progress and Railway connectivity go hand in hand for National progress, he stressed.
Although the people of the state have wanted the rail line between Manoharabad and Kothapalli for a long time, their wish is fulfilled only today with the laying of foundation stone for the new line, the Prime Minister added and expressed confidence that the project will see fulfillment as scheduled.
Shri K.Chandrasekhar Rao, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Telangana, in his speech stated that the Manoharabad-Kothapalli new Railway line will basically serve as a much needed direct rail link connecting Hyderabad with Karimnagar. The taking up of this project fulfills a long cherished dream of the people, he added. He acknowledged that the dynamism of Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in resolving issues very fast, which enabled the work on Hyderabad Metro Rail to proceed smooth. Earlier, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, welcomed the Prime Minister, other dignitaries in his brief address.
Salient Features of New Railway Line:-
• The Manoharabad-Kothapalli new Railway line, to a length of 150 kms is being taken up at an anticipated cost of Rs.1160 Crore.
• The new line will directly connect Hyderabad with Karimnagar for the first time by rail, passing through places hitherto not on the Railway map.
• The new rail line majorly covers a stretch of 88 kms in Medak District & 59 kms in Karimnagar District with a small balance of 4 kms falling in Warangal District in between.
• The new line will have 13 Railway stations enroute, in addition to already existing Manoharabad and Kothapalli. These are Nacharam, Iranagaram, Gajwel, Kodakandla, Lakdaram, Duddeda, Siddipet, Gurralagondi, Chinna Lingapur, Sircilla, Vemulavada, Boinpally and Wedira.
• With the major locations on the route being important towns of Telangana, the new line holds immense potential for rise in economic activity and development.
• On completion, the new line will reduce travel time between various stations enroute.
• The new line linkage holds the added benefit of acting as a viable alternative route between Secunderabad-New Delhi via Karimnagar.