New rail line to link Hyderabad, Karimnagar

The Railway Board has agreed to lay the Manoharabad-Kottapally new railway line in a phased manner.

Karimnagar MP B. Vinod Kumar, who along with special representatives of the Telangana government in New Delhi S. Venugopala Chary and Ramachandrudu met Railway Board officials on Wednesday, confirmed this.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao had submitted this proposals way back in 2004, after being elected from Karimnagar Lok Sabha constituency. “We met the Railway Board officials and after lengthy discussions they agreed to take up the work,” the leaders said.

One interesting feature of the new railway line will be that it passes through Gajwel (represented by K. Chandrasekhar Rao), Siddipet (minister T. Harish Rao) and Sircilla (minister K.T. Rama Rao). It will provide a direct railway link from Secunderabad via Manoharabad to Karimnagar city covering Gajwel, Siddipet, Vemulavada and then reach Kottapally.

This, in a way, will provide railway travel facility to many areas in Medak and Karimnagar districts, which had been uncovered. Since there is already a railway line from Karimnagar to Pedapalli, introduction of more services to Delhi route would be possible, delinking the Hyderabad-Kazipet route.

Source: Deccan Chronicle

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