Electrification of Railway Tracks the Government has approved the proposal for electrification of the remaining 13,675 km. of railway tracks at an estimated cost of over Rs.12,134 crore


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS 

LOK SABHA 

STARRED QUESTION NO.29 
TO BE ANSWERED ON 12.12 2018 

ELECTRIFICATION OF RAILWAY TRACKS 

*29. SHRIMATI K. MARAGATHAM: 

Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state: 

  • (a) whether it is a fact that the Government has approved the proposal for electrification of the remaining 13,675 km. of railway tracks at an estimated cost of over Rs.12,134 crore; 
  • (b) if so, the details thereof; 
  • (c) whether it is also true that the electrification work is likely to be completed by 2021-22; and 
  • (d) if so, the details thereof? 
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ANSWER 

MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND COAL 
(SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL) 

          (a) to (d) A Statement is laid on the Table of the House. 

       (a) Yes, Madam. Ministry of Railways has planned for 100% electrification of Broad Gauge (BG) routes and accordingly work for electrification of balance BG routes of 13,675 Route Kilometer (RKM) has been approved at a cost of  12,134 crore. 

        With above, Indian Railways will be first major railway in world to have 100% electrified BG railway network of such size, confirming its commitments towards green and clean environment. 

100% electrification will entail following advantages: 
  • (i) Reduced energy bill of Railways by about ` 13,000 crores per annum. 
  • (ii) Reduction in diesel oil consumption by about 2.8 billion liters, thereby reducing dependence on imported diesel oil and saving foreign exchange. 
  • (iii) Amenable to adoption of renewable sources of energy like solar, wind power. 
  • (iv) Haulage of heavier freight and longer passenger trains at higher speed due to higher haulage capacity of electric loco. 
  • (v) Increased capacity of railway network due to reduced detention and seamless transport on electric traction. 
  • (vi) Reduce carbon emission and improve environment particularly in cities like New Delhi. 
  • (b) Details of section with kilometers and cost are as under: 
SN Name of Project Zonal Railway (s) RKM Cost ` inCr. (Estimate)
1
Lonand-Phaltan Central
26
19.96
2
Dauram Madhepura-Purnia East Central 77.30 81.06
3
Muzaffarpur - Sitamarhi East Central 64.52 70.99
4
Dildarnagar-Tarighat East Central 18.67 15.63
5
Khurda Road - Balangir East Coast
301
269.09
6
Lanjigarh Road- Junagarh Road East Coast
56
56.51
SN Name of Project Zonal Railway (s) RKM
Cost ` in Cr. (Estimate)
7
Naupada-Gunupur East Coast
90
89.82
8
Katwa-Ahmadpur Eastern
52
53.66
9
Rampurhat(excl.) – Dumka - Bhagalpur(excl.) & Jasidih - Deoghar - Dumka(excl.) incl. Barahat - Banka(excl.) - Chandan - Deoghar andMadhupur - Giridih Eastern
361
304.52
10 Shahjahanpur-Pilibhit, Pilibhit-Tanakpur North Eastern 145.46 143.15
11 Hathua-Bathua Bazar- Bhatni New line North Eastern 79.6 70.35
12 Salempur-Barhaj Bazar exisiting BG line North Eastern 20.25 13.11
13 Duraundha-Maharajganj- Masrakh North Eastern 41.53 38.19
14 Mandhana Jn-Brahmavard North Eastern
8
6.98
15 Gorakhpur-Anand Nagar- Gonda &Anand Nagar- Nautanwa North Eastern 261.61 202.94
16 Gonda- Bahraich North Eastern 59.84 62.19
17 Moradabad-Kashipur- Ramnagar, Rampur-Lalkua- Kathgodam incl. Lalkua- Kashipur and Bareilly-Lalkua North Eastern
309
236.73
18 Paniahwa - Chhitauni –
Tamkuhi Road
North Eastern 67.69 61.11
19 Barhan-Etah North Central
59
52.13
20 Mahoba-Udaipura North Central
196
168.2
21 Luni-Marwar North Western 71.71 56.58
22 Bikaner-Merta-Jodhpur and Merta-Phulera North Western
424
374.63
23 Degana - Ratangarh North Western 142.89 111.55
24 Hanumangarh-Sriganganagar- Sarupsar-Suratgarh incl Sarupsar-Anupgarh North Western
281
228.87

SN Name of Project Zonal Railway (s) RKM
Cost ` in Cr. (Estimate)
25 Hisar-Suratpura North Western 64.6 49.96
26 Samdari - Barmer-Munabao North Western 250.29 173.75
27 Udaipur City - Himmatnagar North Western 209.66 194.29
28 Sikar-Loharu North Western
122
102.51
29 Mavli – Bari Sadri North Western
82
55.24
30 Dausa-Gangapur city North Western
93
77.46
31 Madar-Pushkar North Western 25.7 22.95
32 Ringas-Sikar-Churu North Western
140
96.31
33 Thiyat Hamira-Sanu incl. Pipar Road-Bilara,Makrana- Parbatsar and Merta Rd- Merta city North Western 135.72 90.09
34 Chaparmukh-Silghat Town incl. Senchoa Jn-Mairabari single line NortheastFrontier
130
109.35
35 Lumding-Badarpur single line NortheastFrontier
172
189.04
36 Badarpur-Jiribam,Katakhal- Bhairabi & Badarpur- Karimganj-Sabroom incl.
Karimganj-Maishasan, Agartala-Akhaura & Baraigram-Dullabachera
NortheastFrontier
590
494.24
37 Rangiya Jn.- Rangapara- Harmuty - Naharlagun including branch lines NortheastFrontier
339
311.09
38 Mariani-Jorhat town- Furkating & Tinsukia Jn - Makum-Tirap & Makum- Dangri single line NortheastFrontier
174
183.99
39 Harmuty-Murkongselek including branch line NortheastFrontier
230
237.52
SN Name of Project Zonal Railway (s) RKM
Cost ` in Cr. (Estimate)
40 Katihar – Jogbani single line Northeast Frontier
109
109.91
41 Raninagar– Haldibari single line Northeast Frontier
34
27.71
42 New Jalpaigudi-New Mal Jn- Alipurduar-Samuktala and Alipurduar-New Coochbehar incl. New Mal Jn- Changrabandha, New Changrabandha- New Coochbehar, New Coochbehar – Bamanhat, New Coochbehar – Fakiragram-Dhubri Northeast Frontier
506
475.31
43 Katihar-Teznarayanpur, Barsoi- Radhikapur & Eklakhi-Balurghat single line Northeast Frontier
176
154.87
44 Aluabari-Siliguri via Baghdogra Northeast Frontier 76.23 59.6
45 Prayag-Prayag ghat Northern 2.46 0.68
46 Raebareli-Unchahar incl. Dalmau-Daryapur Northern
63
44.92
47 Phaphamau-Pratapgarh Northern
46
36.9
48 Akbarpur-Faizabad-Barabanki Northern
161
211.7
49 2nd Line Utratia-Raebareli- Amethi Northern
126
63.32
50 Amb Andaura-Talwara Northern
40
34.21
51 Bhatinda-Firozpur-Jalandhar City Incl. Lohian Khas-Nakodar- Phillaur & Nakodar-Jalandhar Northern
301
223.93
52 Ludhiana - Ferozpur City - Hussainiwala including Ferozpur City – Fazilka - Abohar & Kotkapura - Fazilka Northern
339
235.08
53 Phagwara Jn. - Nawanshahar Doaba-Jaijon Doaba incl.
Nawanshahar-Rahon
Northern
74
56.89
54 Jalandhar City – Hoshiarpur Northern 38.4 31.81
55 Verka Jn. - Dera Baba Nanak Northern
45
33.38
56 Taran Taran - Patti - Khemkaran Northern 54.4 41.79
57 Batala Jn. – Qadian Northern
19
11.35
SN Name of Project Zonal Railway (s) RKM
Cost ` in Cr. (Estimate)
58 Bathinda Jn. - Abohar-Sri Ganganagar Northern
125
116.75
59 Sonipat- Gohana- Jind Northern
86
80.55
60 Raja Ka Sahaspur-Sambhal Hatim Sarai Northern
23
15.84
61 Faizabad - Sultanpur-Chilbila Northern 94.4 60.14
62 Janghai-Zafrabad Northern
47
49.19
63 Parli Vaijnath – Vikarabad South Central
269
262.12
64 Pimpalkutti-Mudkhed & Parbhani
-Parli Vaijnath
South Central
246
224.17
65 Tenali-Repalle South Central
34
25.98
66 Nandyal-Yerraguntla South Central
123
111.48
67 Purna-Akola South Central
209
211.58
68 Lingempet Jagtiyal-Nizamabad South Central
95
80.29
69 Dharamavaram-Pakala South Central
228
210.47
70 Gadwal-Raichur South Central
57
46.1
71 Tirodi-Katangi South East Central
15
6.53
72 Wadsa-Gadchiroli South East Central 49.2 37.87
73 Tumsar Road - Tirodi South East Central 46.8 53.51
74 Balaghat-Katangi South East Central 46.8 43.36
75 Marauda- Dallirajhara South East Central
76
75.96
76 Rupsa-Bangriposi South Eastern
89
68.66
77 Bankura-Mashagram South Eastern
118
92.8
78 Tata-Badampahar South Eastern
89
70.08
79 Loops and Yard Lines South Eastern
0
116.85
SN Name of Project Zonal Railway (s) RKM
Cost ` in Cr. (Estimate)
80 Hospet-Swamihalli South Western
59
61.81
81 Birur-Talguppa South Western
161
151.99
82 Mysuru- Hassan-Mangalore incl. Arsikere -Hassan South Western
347
315.81
83 Mysuru-Chamarajanagar South Western
61
56.71
84 Kadur-Chikmaglur South Western
46
39.74
85 Chikbanavar-Hassan South Western
166
155.17
86 Bangarpet-Yelehanka South Western
149
138.21
87 Dindigul-Palghat Southern
179
159.08
88 Tiruchchirapalli-Manamadurai- Virudunagar Southern
217
193.44
89 Salem-Vridachalam-Cuddalore Port Southern
196
179.27
90 Shoranur-Nilambur Southern
66
53.68
91 Kollam-Punalur Southern
44
43.44
92 Virudunagar - Tenkasi Jn Southern
122
94.45
93 Sengottai- Tenkasi Jn. - Tirunelveli-Tiruchendur Southern
141
121.14
94 Madurai - Manamadurai Jn.- Rameswaram Southern
161
158.28
95 Pollachi-Podanur Southern
40
37.36
96 Kanalus-Wansjalia-Porbandar Western 103.33 96.82
97 Rajkot-Jetalsar-Verval-Somnath with Jetalsar-Wansjalia Western 277.54 223.73
98 Mhow-Khandwa Western
138
127.82
99 Vasad- Kathana Western
43
40.1
100 Anand- Khambhat Western 51.79 48.12
101 Vishvamitri - Pratap Nagar - Chhota udepur Western
102
95.71
102 Kanjari Boriyavi- Vadtal Western
6.4
5.71
103 Nadiad- Modasa Western 104.79 99.33

SN Name of Project Zonal Railway (s) RKM
Cost ` in Cr. (Estimate)
104 Ankleshwar - Rajpipla Western 62.84 58.82
105 Jhund-Kharagoda Western 23.3 23.27
106 Adipur- New Bhuj Western 48.94 48.36
107 Mahesana- Patan-Bhildi Western 90.61 96.24
108 Dhola- Bhavnagar with SihorJn.- Palitana & Rajula Road Jn- Mahuva Western 119.21 121.51
Total
13675.48 12134.50

(c) Yes, Madam.

(d) Action Plan to electrify balance Broad Gauge (BG) Routes is as under:-

Year Route Kilometers planned for electrification
2018-19
6000
2019-20
7000
2020-21
10500
2021-22
10500




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