Baramulla to Kupwara New Railway Line Progress
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 3931
ANSWERED ON 26.07.2019
Rail line from Baramulla to Kupwara
3931 Mir Mir Mohammad Fayaz
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether Government is planning to start work on railway line from Baramulla to Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir during the year 2019-20;
(b) whether the work has been started, if so, the present status thereof;
(c) if not, the reasons therefor; and
(d) the time limit for completion of the project?
ANSWER MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND COMMERCE & INDUSTRY (SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)
(a) Survey of a new Broad Gauge Railway line between Baramulla and Kupwara (39 km) was completed in 2010-11. The estimated cost of the project at price level of 2010-11 was 628 crore with Rate of Return (ROR) of (-) 7.48%. The project could not be taken forward in the year 2010-11.
Now, updating survey of the projected line has been sanctioned in November, 2018 to assess the cost at the current level. Survey has been taken up.
(b) to (d) Do not arise.