There are very few places that I have visited where I would love to go back and more importantly would want to probably live there. San Francisco being one such place, another city that comes very close to it, but not known to many is the city of Visakhapatnam or Vizag.
I am yet to meet someone who has visited this beautiful place and said that he/she didn’t like it. It is for one a very well planned city and a dedicated set of people who do the town planning. Better than many I have seen in India. But all said and done, it somehow still doesn’t get the right kind of treatment that an important port city should get. I could just go on with the things where the city needs improvement, but this time we are addressing one aspect.
This petition is written to protest against the extension of two trains plying between Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad all the way to Bhubaneshwar. Godavari Express is the pride of Andhra and is one of the most prestigious trains. Getting a reservation, as it is is extremely difficult with the kind of demand. Gareeb Rath which was recently introduced between Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad is an effort to cope with the traffic. Instead of adding more trains to the route, we have the petition from Eastern Railways to extend the train to Bhubaneshwar. Why should this be the case, when there are already four trains that have been extended in a similar way?
The petition here lists all these and other reasons in detail. Would appreciate if you can lend your support in this cause.