^^^ Many thanks. DRM Secunderabad tweeted on March 20 with pics of CRS inspection of that bridge. By now it must be commissioned. You can check his TL. Balharshah-Kazipet is very important to third line. There is Singareni colliery traffic and numerous other collieries. One of the oldest super thermal plants under NTPC at Ramagundam. In addition Chennai-Delhi traffic goes through here. After narrow gauge conversion Jabalpur-Gondia which is scheduled for completion Jan 2019, more traffic from Varanasi, Gorakhpur etc will come down this line, via Jabalpur-Gondia-Balharshah. There is also a paper factory at Sirpur Kagaznagar and Ballarpur industries. Both Nagpur-Balharshah and Balharshah-Kazipet is being third lined and also Kazipet-Vijayawada. Press and most people simply have no idea of the scale of projects sanctioned by this Govt. and all these projects are monitored at very high levels and GM of various zones are pulled up. Kazipet-Balharshah is 202 km and doubled, this year April 2018-April 2019, 40km is scheduled to be tripled. In the Andhra/Telangana region, some important projects are
Guntur-Tenali doubling 24 km this finishes it as it is the distance between the towns.
Vijayawada-Kazipet (219 km) only 20 km of third line(2018-19).
Vijayawada-Narsapur , 25 km of doubling(2018-19)
Guntur-Guntakal doubling, 26km will be done(2018-19).
Host of new lines to Parbhani, Nedikudi-Srikalahasti etc etc, in all 578 km of doubling and new lines in SCR jurisdiction for 2018-2019. That is a lot more than many railway zones which go through BJP states like Chattisgarh, etc. Why is this Naidu fellow crying then? All this is documented with excellent videos of construction work, by Baker street irregulars. Some days I fear one of them is going to go for a toss filming.
Latest videos on Guntur-Tenali doubling May 2018. Scheduled for completion Jan 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrRHue9_s7whttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBGtN3SRZcIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhF9Uiy2wxs
They seem to be doing RE at the same time for Guntur-Tenali, you can see the traction poles for Overhead Equipment(OHE) in their foundation. This is smart, same strategy they have adopted for Pune-Miraj-Londa. Today one Ashok Chavan of Congress has announced that if they come back to power they will cancel Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR.