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Decks have been cleared for running of Andhra Pradesh Express from Visakhapatnam to New Delhi via Vijayawada. While two of the railway zones have already finalised the path for the train, three other zones, through which the train has to pass, are yet to clear the same.

Union Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu, and MPs K. Haribabu and Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao had all supported the popular demand for running of the train from Visakhapatnam to New Delhi via Vijayawada or alternatively starting it from Vijayawada and routing it through Visakhapatnam. “The total demand for AC berths, by various passing trains, from Vijayawada towards New Delhi is around 80 a day on an average. Not even two coaches would be full at the starting point, even if all the 80 passengers are accommodated on the train. The berths cannot be utilised by passengers from other cities and towns in AP as the train travels for less than an hour in AP,” says RTI activist Pradyumna, who has obtained the information under the RTI Act.

 

 

Read more at: AP Express to run from Vizag - The Hindu

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The information that Delhi bound trains from Vijayawada to New Delhi takes only one hour is incorrect, misleading. It takes minimum of four hours to cross AP border from Vijayawada. Check other trains time table. If it is from Visakapatnam, it may be another 6 hours. It is not proper to arrive the occupancy on the basis of AC coaches only as others may be preferring flights due to inadequacy of bearths and time involved.

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