SHRI M.V.V.S. MURTHI (VISAKHAPATNAM): Sir, in my constituency Visakhapatnam, there is a very important tourism spot called the Borra caves. There is a heavy traffic to Borra caves and Araku Valley from Visakhapatnam every day. A request was made by the General Secretary, Uttarandhra Development Naupad, Visakhapatnam and the Managing Director, Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation also to operate one more shuttle train every day. At present, only one train is running between Vizag and Kirandal touching Borra caves and Araku Valley which is not sufficient to meet the ever-growing traffic demand.
In view of the position explained, I request the hon. Railway Minister to introduce one more shuttle train every day in the above route immediately to help develop tourism in that area.