Kurnool and Kadapa. These are the two important districts of Rayalaseema. They are also next to each other. But they are not connected by railway. A perfect symbol of backwardness in infrastructure ??
Well that will be history now. Nandyal and Kadapa direct railway line which is called the Yerraguntla – Nandyal railway line is already open to goods traffic and from 23rd August to passenger traffic also.
The benefits are many
- Kadapa district will now be connected by rail to not just Kurnool distrcit but also to the new capital Amaravati as Nandyal falls on the important Guntakal-Guntur line.
- Nandyal will now become a railway transit junction in Rayalaseema besides Guntakal.
- For the many mineral, limestone and cement factories at Yerraguntla and Kadapa, this line will be a shorter route for transporting material.
- And finally many important towns like Proddatur which have till date been out a rail network altogether will see rail connectivity.
Raise a toast to this new railway line and wish all the best for the next most important line in Andhra which is the Srikalahasti – Nadikudi railway line. Read more on Srikalahasti – Nadikudi railway line HERE.
An earlier Andhra Jyothy report dt 13th July on Nandyala – Yerraguntla railway line
trial run completed….Goods train arrives nandyal today from yerraguntla….passenger, express trains…