New Delhi: Ministry of Railways clarifies regarding shifting of Wagon POH workshop from Kalahandi, Odisha to Vishakapatnam. Full text of clarification: Ministry of Railways will like to clarify as under Regarding shifting of Wagon POH workshop from Kalahandi, Odisha to Vishakapatnam (Vadlapudi), Andhra Pradesh, Ministry of Railways will like to clarify as under: • Budget announcement was made in the year 2013-14 for setting up a Wagon Periodical Overhauling (POH) Workshop in Kalahandi, Odisha. • Proposal was sent to Railway board in June 2013 by East Coast Railway (ECoR). During scrutiny of the proposal certain problems were observed – a) The location was on busy Vizianagaram-Titlagarh section, a very important line for freight movement. It is not a natural point for empty wagon arising and would lead to avoidable empty movement of wagons. b) There was problem of water availability at the proposed location at Kalahandi. c) Land would have to be acquired from State Govt. for setting up this workshop. • Accordingly, ECoR was advised to submit a detailed feasibility report in this regard. In the Feasibility report it was concluded that due to operational ease, availability of Railway land, availability of water and cost benefits, Vishakhapatnam area is better suited for setting up of wagon POH workshop. • Setting up of this Workshop in Vishakapatnam (Vadlapudi) has been sanctioned in the last years’ Railway Budget i.e. 2015-16.