Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced a new railway zone for Andhra Pradesh, that is the Southern Coast Railway and it will be headquartered in Visakhapatnam.
It will be the 18th zone in the country. The new zone will comprise the existing Guntakal, Guntur and Vijayawada divisions that currently fall under the South Central Railway. The cost of creating infrastructure for a new zone is around Rs. 205 crore.
Source: The Hindu
Static/Current Takeaways Important for NIACL AO Mains Exam:
- ESL Narasimhan is the present Governor of Andhra Pradesh.
- Chandrababu Naidu is the present CM of Andhra Pradesh.