Railway officials at the site designated for the construction of the SCoR Zone headquarters, near the Mudasarlova river in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.
The headquarters for the South Coast Railway (SCoR) Zone will be built at Mudasarlova station in Visakhapatnam, railway officials said.
The Detailed Project Report (DPR) suggested the land allotted to the railways by the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC), near Mudasarlova, or the railway land at Wireless Colony as the two options for construction of the zonal office.
Although the authorities preferred the first site in view of the wide open roads and sylvan surroundings, the legal violations involved, they decided on the second option. There is an opinion among the railway operators from the country and the authorities that it is better to have a big station in a beautiful place like Mudasarlova, than to hold it in a small part of the station train.
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw visited the site, where the headquarters building at Wireless Colony was originally planned, on Friday night and is said to have asked officials about whether there is another site. . “The Minister of Railways was not impressed with the location and wanted to see if there was a better station. I told him that the station near Mudasarlova has wider roads, and more of the area,” said Divisional Railway Manager Anup Satpathy. The Hinduwhen connecting.
“Mr. Vaishnaw wanted an international zonal office for S Co R Headquarters in Visakhapatnam and directed the officials concerned to speed up the work. A solution will be floated soon,” he said.
The state government has allotted a 52-acre site to the Railways instead of the site taken over from the latter in the past. Of this, 42 acres are vacant and the legal dispute is for 10 acres. The Railway Minister has directed the Officer-on-Special Duty (OSD) Chandrasekhar to initiate the process for the construction of the building.
Meanwhile, a group of railway officials visited the station near the Mudasarlova depot on Sunday. It is known that some encroachers, who are reported to have been on the site a few years ago, are preventing the authorities from doing any work. They were booked under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act at the local police station against a previous officer.
“If the revenue officials do not provide the documents and provide police protection for the border crossing, there is nothing we can do,” said an official.