NF Bureau: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday announced a new railway division named South Coast Railway (SCoR) with its headquarters at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. With the setting up of a new railway division a new railway headquarters is set to come up at Rayagada soon.
The oldest divisions in the Country, Waltair division, currently with the East Coast Railway (ECoR) which has its headquarters in Bhubaneswar, will be split into two parts – with one part to be merged with Vijayawada division and rest will be a new railway division with Rayagada (Odisha) as headquarters.
The new zone will comprise of existing Guntakal, Guntur and Vijayawada divisions. South Central Railway will comprise of Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Nanded divisions. The new zone will facilitate redressal of the employees grievances and passenger-related issues, Goyal said at a press conference in New Delhi yesterday.