New Railway Lines In Maharashtra 2019
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 3944
ANSWERED ON 26.07.2019
Railway projects in Maharashtra
3944 Shri Rajkumar Dhoot
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) the details of railway projects under implementation in the State of Maharashtra along with years of sanction of the projects, original costs of projects, revised costs of projects, as on date, fund released so far and spent on each project in the State;
(b) the reasons for the delay, if any, in completion of these projects, project-wise; and
(c) by when these railway projects are likely to be completed?
MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND COMMERCE & INDUSTRY (SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)
(a) to (c): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3944 BY SHRI RAJKUMAR DHOOT ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 26.07.2019 REGARDING RAILWAY PROJECTS IN MAHARASHTRA
(a): As on 01.04.2019, 37 Railway projects including 16 New Lines, 4 Gauge Conversion and 17 Doubling/3rd Line/4th Line projects falling fully/partly in Maharashtra, are in different stages of planning / approval / execution. The total length of these projects is 5,843 km and costing Rs.69,181 crores. The total expenditure on these projects upto March, 2019 is Rs.12,702 crores and length commissioned is 806 km. An outlay of Rs.4,647 crores has been proposed for these projects in Budget 2019-20.
The details of all works in progress and new works including cost, funds spent on each project, allotment of funds and expenditure made are available in public domain on Indian Railways website i.e www.indianrailways.gov.in>Ministry of Railways>Railway Board>About Indian Railways>Railway Board Directorates>Finance (Budget)>Railway-wise Works Machinery & Rolling Stock Programme_Regular Budget 2019-20.
(b) & (c): The timely completion of any Railway project depends on various factors like quick land acquisition by State Government, forest clearance by officials of forest department, shifting of infringing utilities (both underground and over ground), statutory clearances from various authorities, geological and topographical conditions of area, law and order situation in the area of project site, number of working months in a year for particular project site due to climatic considerations, encountering unforeseen conditions like earthquake, flooding, excessive rains, strikes of labour, orders of Hon’ble High Court, situation and conditions of working agencies/ contractors etc. All these factors differ from project to project and affect the completion time and cost of the project. As such, firm completion time of the projects cannot be fixed at this stage.