Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday announced that a skywalk would be constructed soon to connect the Secunderabad railway station with the Hyderabad Metro Rail.
Speaking at an event at the Secunderabad station where he flagged of the extension of the Kacheguda-Nizambad passenger train to Karimnagar, Goyal told reporters, ‚ÄúSecunderabad railway station would be connected to nearest Hyderabad Metro Rail point through a skywalk for the benefit of passengers."
Nizamabad MP and daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, K Kavitha, and Secunderabad MP Bandaru Dattatreya were also present at the event.
Goyal also said that projects worth Rs 1,813 crore had been allocated for Telangana this year, compared to the earlier average of Rs 258 crore.
"In earlier days Telangana used to have railway investments of Rs 258 crore in a full year. This year, the Narendra Modi-led government has allotted Rs 1,813 crore capital investments in the state. We are undertaking these projects with speed and skill," the Minister was quoted as saying.
Goyal also said that he was looking into requests of setting up a multi-storey car parking facility at the Secunderabad station, which is one of the busiest places in the city.
This development came even as Visakhapatnam BJP MP K Hari Babu from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh said that a formal decision would be taken by the Central government soon, on setting up a railway zone in Andhra Pradesh, with the city as its headquarters.
Hari Babu said that the decision would be announced after a tour of the state by Central ministers Piyush Goyal, Nitin Gadkari and Prakash Javadekar.
The Ministers are expected to highlight the achievements of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government over the last four years.
Speaking to reporters, he also said that an in-principle decision had already been taken when party leaders from the state met with BJP national President Amit Shah, in New Delhi recently.