Andhra Pradesh will get Railway Zone: Venkaiah

HYDERABAD: Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu today asserted that Andhra Pradesh State will get a Railway Zone. Besides, the Centre would implement all promises incorporated in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act.

Venkaiah Naidu participated in a foundation stone laying ceremony for three institutions, including IIT, IISER and IIIT at Merlapaka in Erpedu mandal near Tirupati along with Union Minister Smrithi Irani, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao, MP Sujana Chowdhary and others.

Speaking on the occasion, Venkaiah Naidu while extending Srirama Navami greetings to the people, said it is rare occurrence to witness such a program wherein three prestigious institutions are coming up in Tirupati like Triveni Sangamam. The Centre will implement every issue mentioned in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. Venkaiah alleged that previous UPA Government had miserably failed to keep promises made to the people. However, the NDA Government will certainly implement all its promises as per the Act. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a man of deeds and not of just giving words”, he claimed.

Exhorting students to go abroad to improve knowledge and learn English, the Union minister asked the youth not to forget Telugu, their mother tongue. “Despite division of the State, we are Telugu people and will get blessings of Lord Venkateswara for simultaneous development of the two Telugu States”, he added. The entire world was looking at India as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was leading the nation which is witnessing a revolution focusing on knowledge, development, and productivity besides improving skills and expertise in the chosen field.

“Modi is indeed a great leader standing tall reflecting our energies, caliber and perseverance”, he said, adding the Centre was making every effort to put the nation on development trajectory. Stating that those in caste-based professions have skills and expertise, Venkaiah asked the youth to improve their knowledge and skills to compete with others. Smrithi Irani hoped that Tirupati IIT will develop soon. (NSS)

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