Hyderabad: Former Union Minister and BJP leader Bandaru Dattatreya on Monday urged the railway ministry to allot Rs 3,500 crore in the forthcoming budget for completion of various projects in Andhra Pradesh.
In a letter to Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, Dattatreya, who himself was minister of state for railway, said that many proposals submitted by state Chief Minister
have been pending for lack of funds while some were pending for sanction from the Railway Board.
He has sought allotment of funds in the railway budget of 2012-13 and include new projects in the budget like new lines between Tellapur and Patancheru, Secunderabad-Kachiguda-Nampally, Nampally-Shamshabad Airport and electrification of Secunderabad-Medchal.
While demanding merger of Visakhapatnam Division into South Central Railways (SCR), Dattatreya has said the railway ministry should not merge Khazipet Warangal section into Vijayawada division as this would create problems to employees pertaining to Telangana region.
He also urged early completion of Multi-Model Transport System (MMTS) phase-II project covering suburban areas of Greater Hyderabad.
Dattatreya also requested Trivedi to fill up 3000 vacant posts, mostly D grade, in South Central Railway.