No Proposal for Metro from AP: Centre
Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, on Thursday, clarified that they received no proposal from the AP government regarding Vijayawada Metro Rail.
In response to a query made by YSRCP MP V Vijayasai Reddy on the status of Vijayawada Metro Rail, during Thursday’s Rajya Sabha, the Union Minister stated that the Centre has asked the AP government to send a new proposal for the Metro Rail Project as per the new guidelines of the revised Metro Rail Policy.
Union Minister said Urban Transportation is an element of the town planning framework, which is completely a State subject. He also added that the creation of basic infrastructure for urban transportation is the prerogative and responsibility of the State government.