About 30 railway projects are pending in Andhra Pradesh and these would require about Rs 40,000 crore investment, Union Minister of state for railways Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy informed.
He said these projects would be completed in a phased manner. He supported the hike in fares by saying that internal resources should be improved to strengthen the financial condition of the railways.
About Vijayawada railway station, he said that five lifts and three escalators will be operational by May end. He said that there is a proposal to construct a satellite station at Gunadala near the city.
He said budget provisions have been made to ensure safety and bhttp://www.asappinfo.com/resources/etter amenities, which are top priorities for railways.
He said that pay toilets and bathrooms will be provided at all major railway stations and such a facility would come up shortly in Hyderabad.
In order to improve hygenic conditions in toilets, the government plans to introduce bio-toilets in the railways, he said.