In December last year, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao met Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu seeking renaming of AP Express which is operational between Hyderabad and New Delhi as Telangana Express as the bifurcation was already done.
KCR also stressed the need to change the name of existing Telangana Express which is operational between Hyderabad and Sirpur Kagajnagar (Adilabad) as Komuram Bhim Express.
Speaking to mediapersons, Union Urban Development Minister on Friday announced that AP Express will be renamed as Telangana Express. He also confirmed AP will get a New Railway Zone.
Sources say, Railway Minister is likely to launch AP Express between Vijayawada and New Delhi.