Telangana bill on division of infrastructure: Post-Andhra Pradesh split, who gets what

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After creation of Telangana, among others, the Union Government will set up a tribal university each in Seemandhra and the new state. Reuters After creation of Telangana, among others, the Union Government will set up a tribal university each in Seemandhra and the new state. Reuters
SummaryTelangana bill spells out how coal, oil, gas, power and educational institutions would be divided.

The Telangana bill, which provides for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, specifically mentions how coal, oil, gas and power infrastructure and educational institutions would be divided and set up after creation of the new state.

Of the total equity of Singareni Collieries Company (SCCL), 51 per cent shall be with the government of Telangana and 49 per cent with government of India.

Existing coal linkages of SCCL will continue without any change, new linkages shall be allotted to the successor states as per the New Coal Distribution Policy of the Centre.

End use plants of the allocated coal blocks shall continue with coal from the block to be supplied in proportion to their respective capacities.

The Central government will take steps to establish institutions of national importance in the 12th and 13th Plan periods in residuary Andhra Pradesh. This would include one IIT, one NIT, one IIM, one IISER, one Central University, one Agricultural University, one IIIT.

According to the Bill, Government of India shall establish one AIIMS-like super speciality hospital-cum- teaching institutions in the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh.

The Union Government will set up a tribal university each in Seemandhra and Telangana. A horticulture university will be established in Seemandhra.

Central government will develop a new major port at Duggirajupatnam in residuary Andhra Pradesh to be completed in phases.

SAIL will examine the feasibility of establishing an integrated steel plant in Khammam district. Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) or Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) will examine the feasibility of setting up a green field crude oil refinery and petrochemical complex in successor state of Andhra Pradesh.

The Bill says the Government of India will examine the feasibility of establishing a Vizag-Chennai industrial corridor along the lines of Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor.

The Central government will examine the feasibility of expanding the Vishakhapatnam, Vijaywada and Tirupati airports.

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) will examine the feasibility of establishing a 4,000 MW power facility in Telangana.

Indian Railways shall examine establishing a new railway zone in Seemandhra, while National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will take necessary steps to improve road connectivity in the backward regions of Telangana.

Indian Railway will also examine the feasibility of establishing a Rail coach factory in Telangana and improve rail connectivity in the state.

The Telangana Bill says that Union Government will consider measures to establish rapid rail and road connectivity from the new capital of residuary Andhra Pradesh to Hyderabad.

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