The Railway budget gave nothing much to Telangana, except a token Premium AC train to Delhi. Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget too limited Telangana to such tokenism by announcing just one Horticultural university.
In comparison, neighbor AP had been sanctioned an AIIMS, an IIT, and an Agriculture University. As part of national strategy to developing industrial corridors, Vizag – Chennai corridor too has been chosen. A National Excise and Customs Academy will be established in Anantapuram’s Hindupur area. Krishnapatnam area will be developed as an industrial smart city. Hardware manufacturing zone will be established in Kakinada.
The FM had indicated that Telangana might be given one medical college, and has also said that an AIIMS level hospital is not far behind as the government is committed to establishing one such institute in every state. The FM has also announced that the central government is committed to all assurances given to both states in the bifurcation bill.