Vijayawada Railway Station Privatisation Controversy - ABN
Sun, Feb 18, 2018, 10:43 AM
Railway Employees Unions and left parties are raising objections over govt's decision of awarding Vijayawada Railway Station to private companies on lease. Privatisation of Vijayawada Railway Station is getting controversial as the companies are demanding the increase of lease period to 99 years instead of the proposed 45 years by AP govt. Govt has also called for tenders under Swiss Challenge, a year ago. The companies will develop Vijayawada & Secunderabad Railway Stations commercially which are under South Central Railway. CPM leader Babu Rao while condemning the proposal said giving stations on lease is nothing but selling away the Railway Department.