Telangana Chief Minister KCR on Thursday requested the Railway Board to rename the Secunderabad New Delhi AP Express as Telangana Express.
According to a CMO press release, the Chief Minister will be writing to the Centre to this effect.
The CM would also urge the Railway Board to rename the Hyderabad-Sirpur Kagaznagar Telangana Express as Komuram Bheem Express.
The Chief Minister said that the name AP Express would be inappropriate for the express service between Hyderabad and New Delhi in view of bifurcation.
The train now travels between Hyderabad in Telangana State and the national capital and hence it is apt to rechristen the train as Telangana Express.
As per practice, all express services between national capital and state capitals are named after the respective states.