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Ongoing Railway Projects the details of the sanctioned and ongoing railway projects pertaining to new lines, gauge conversion, electrification and route doubling


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS 

LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 455 
TO BE ANSWERED ON 12.12.2018 

ONGOING RAILWAY PROJECTS 

455. SHRI BADRUDDIN AJMAL: 

Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state: 

  • (a) the details of the sanctioned and ongoing railway projects pertaining to new lines, gauge conversion, electrification and route doubling during the last three years and the current year, zone-wise; 
  • (b) the details of the funds allocated and spent therefrom, zone- wise/State-wise; 
  • (c) the total number of projects running behind schedule along with those pending due to financial constrains, zone-wise; 
  • (d) whether any committee has been set up to monitor the implementation of the aforesaid projects and find out the reasons for the delay therein and if so, the details and the outcome thereof; and 
  • (e) the steps taken/being taken by the Railways to generate extra budgetary support for the purpose and expedite completion of the said projects? 
Ongoing+Railway+Projects
ANSWER 

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS 
(SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN) 

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

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 455 BY SHRI BADRUDDIN AJMAL TO BE ANSWERED IN LOK SABHA ON 12.12.2018 REGARDING ONGOING RAILWAY PROJECTS 
  • (a): Zone-wise details of sanctioned/included in budget, projects of New Line, Gauge Conversion, Doubling and Electrification are as under:- 
Zonal Railway New Line Gauge Conver sion Doubli ng Electri ficatio n
Central Railway 12
0
14 11
Eastern Railway 13
1
24
5
East Central Railway 27
4
21 15
East Coast Railway
8
0
16
7
Northern Railway 19
0
31 38
North Central Railway
1
3
28 10
North Eastern Railway 11
7
12 16
Northeast Frontier Railway 22
2
8
16
North Western Railway
7
3
11 21
Southern Railway 10
4
17 13
South Central Railway 17
0
14 13
South Eastern Railway
6
2
22
5
South East Central Railway
9
4
9
8
South Western Railway 16
1
11 14
Western Railway
4
26 14 21
West Central Railway
3
0
12
5

(b): The details of all works in progress and new works including, funds spent on each project, allotment of funds and expenditure are made available in public domain on Indian Railways website i.e. www.indianrailways.gov.in and are also available in Pink Books presented before the House along with Budget every year. 

(c) to (e): The completion of Railway projects requires coordination with various departments for acquisition of land, statutory clearances, shifting of utilities etc. leading to time overrun. For important projects, capacity enhancement projects, last mile connectivity etc, institutional financing has been done by arranging loan from M/s Life Insurance Corporation of India Limited for 1.5 lakh crore, which has increased Railways’ capacity for committed fund provision for essential projects. 

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