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News Entry# 391757
Sep 23 2019 (09:45) Decks cleared for functioning of South Coast Railway - The Hindu (
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The DPR suggested an overall Gazetted cadre strength of 170 officers and non-gazetted cadre of 1,200. 
Decks have been cleared for the newly created railway zone — #SouthCoastRailway (SCoR) — to be operationalised at short notice, with a Detailed Project Report (DPR) being submitted to the Railway Board by the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) recently.
A slew of suggestions have been made in the DPR with regard to creation of the infrastructure and staff deployment. It also suggested on the routes in the zone and other issues for smooth transition.
construction of new buildings, the zone can start functioning from the Divisional Office of Waltair Division, which would be discontinued on formation of #SCoR. The new zone will have three divisions — Guntakal, Guntur and Vijayawada — which will be expanded with the residual portion of Waltair Division.
A new building can be constructed at an estimated cost of ₹111.02 crore, to house the zonal headquarters. #SCoR will have a route length of 3,496 km, running track length of 5,437 km, originating earning of ₹12,200 crore (2018-19), freight loading of 86.7 million tonnes and originating passengers of 192.5 million.
The 1,106 route km of the present Waltair Division is proposed to be distributed between ECoR – Rayagada division-541 km, Khurda division-115 km and Bezawada division 450 km. With the proposed jurisdictions, #SCoR will have division-wise Route km and Running track km as: Bezawada 1,414 and 2,631 respectively, Guntakal 1,452 and 2,145 and Guntur 630 and 661 respectively.
The DPR suggested an overall Gazetted cadre strength of 170 officers and non-gazetted cadre of 1,200. It also suggested that unskilled jobs like that of peons and housekeeping assistants can be outsourced.
The East Point Officer’s Rest House on Beach Road or the present DRM’s residence can serve as GM’s residence-cum-office. Around 100 senior officers are expected to be posted in Visakhapatnam. A total of 103 quarters of type V and type VI can be constructed at an estimated cost of ₹69.76 crore.Alternatively, the #SCoR headquarters and officers colony can also be constructed at Mudasarlova, where the railway has 52.22 acres of land. The report also suggests posting of an Additional DRM and a team of divisional officers in Visakhapatnam to oversee the functioning and to ensure safety, smooth operations and hassle-free maintenance of rail infrastructure and assets in Visakhapatnam.

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