New Rail Line in Jashpur
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1555
ANSWERED ON: 27.11.2019
New Railway Line in Jashpur
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether any survey has been conducted to start rail services in Jashpur district;
(b) if so, the places between which the said survey has been conducted;
(c) whether the said railway line has been included in the Budget and if so, the details thereof;
(d) whether the said railway line project is not likely to be started; and
(e) if so, the reasons therefor?
ANSWER – MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND COMMERCE & INDUSTRY (SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)
(a) to (e) Yes, Sir. Survey for new railway line from Lohardaga to Korba via Gumla was completed in 2010-11. The project was found financially unviable and could not be taken forward. However fresh survey from Lohardaga to Korba has been sanctioned. Survey has been taken up and further consideration of this proposal is possible once survey report becomes available and results thereon are firmed up.
Another survey for new railway line from Ambikapur to Jharsuguda via Sitapur, Batauli, Pathalgaon and Korba was carried out. The project was not found financially viable and could not be taken forward.