28 February 2019
Bhubaneswar: With the setting up of a new railway division named South Coast Railway with its headquarters at Visakhapatnam, the existing East Coast Railway (ECoR) which has its headquarters in Bhubaneswar, will be split into two parts and a new railway headquarters is set to come up at Rayagada.
The 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 incorporated in the new zone and merged with the neighbouring Vijaywada division, while the remaining portion will be converted into a new division with headquarters at Rayagada under the ECoR.
The new zone will comprise of existing Guntakal, Guntur and Vijayawada divisions, Goyal announced at a press conference in New Delhi. These three divisions were part of South Central Railway, which has its headquarters in Secunderabad. After the new division, the South Central Railway will now comprise of Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Nanded divisions, said an official statement. A new railway zone was one of the commitments made to Andhra Pradesh at the time of its bifurcation in 2014.