<b>XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, <i> Session II (Winter Session) </i> </b>
XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, Session II (Winter Session) Thursday, December 16, 1999/Agrahayana 25, 1921 (Saka )

Type of Debate: MATTERS UNDER RULE- 377
Title: Need for early construction of an overbridge at Pedavadllapudi railway crossing in Vijayawada Parliamentary constituency, Andhra Pradesh.

PROF. UMMAREDDY VENKATESWARLU (TENALI): Sir, Vijayawada Tenali road in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh will be crossing Vijayawada-Chennai Railway Grand Trunk Line at Pedavadlapudi village in my constituency. The vehicular traffic on this road is very heavy. Similarly, the frequency of train movement is also very high on this railway line and thereby leading to frequent closure of the railway gate for long spells. This is resulting in piling up of the vehicles in hundreds, on both sides considerably for long time. The traffic clearance even after opening the gate is becoming often difficult. The vehicles with perishable products and the public who need to reach their destination urgently (even for hospitals, etc.) are stranded due to the traffic congestion.

In view of this perennial problem, people in the local area and also in the neighbouring districts have been demanding rail-overbridge for a very long time. Hence, in view of the public importance, demand and urgency, I urge upon the Government to accord sanction on priority for the construction of rail-overbridge at Pedavadlapudi railway crossing early so as to facilitate free movement of vehicular traffic on Tenali-Vijayawada road.