SCR Identify 11 Routes for private Trains

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South Central Railway (SCR) has identified 11 routes for running trains by private operators, most probably from this year. Private entities were likely to oversee on-board activities in the trains and facilities to passengers while the Railways would look after operation costs, maintenance, crew and safety measures.

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  • SCR general manager Gajanan Mallya said, we are working on various modalities for operation of private trains and the tenders will be invited soon.
  • The 11 routes identified for private trains include:
    • Cherlapally-Srikakulam
    • Lingampally-Tirupati
    • Cherlapally-Panvel
    • Vijayawada-Vishakhapatnam
    • Tirupati-Vishakhapatnam
    • Cherlapally-Shalimar
    • Aurangabad-Panvel
    • Secunderabad-Guwahati
    • Cherlapally-Chennai
    • Guntur-Lingampally
    • Cherlapally-Varanasi
  • South Central Railway has got a substantial budgetary allocation for the year 2020-2021.
  • Towards infrastructure development, SCR has been sanctioned a staggering amount of Rs. 6846 Crore for the year 2020-21.
  • For provision of TCAS between Manmad – Nanded – Secunderabad – Dhone – Guntakal and Bidar – Parli – Parbhani section the budgetary grant is Rs 100 Crore.

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