2 October 2015

No Final Decision taken on formation of New Railway Zone -Railway Board clarifies

A news report appeared in a section of the media conveying the impression that a new railway zone at Vizag has been ruled out by the Ministry of Railways.
In this regard, the Railway Board clarifies the factual position that –
       In terms of “Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014”, Ministry of Railways had been asked to examine the issues of establishing a new railway zone in the successor state of Andhra Pradesh. Accordingly, the Ministry (Railway Board) had set up a Committee of Senior Officers to examine this point and submit their report. The Committee has submitted their report. However, before a final decision is taken, the Committee has been asked to consult all stake-holders. Action in this regard is being taken by the Committee. No final decision has been taken in the matter as o­n date.