New Rail Lines and Project in Rajasthan

New Rail Lines and Project in Rajasthan

Ongoing Railway Projects In Rajasthan

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 275

ANSWERED ON: 03.02.2021

Railway Project in Rajasthan

Arjunlal Meena

Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-

(a) The details of Railway projects that are pending in Rajasthan;

(b) Whether the Government proposes to sanction any new projects in the State; and

(c) If so, the details thereof?

ANSWER: MINISTER OF RAILWAYS, COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD & PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION (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. 275 BY SHRI ARJUN LAL MEENA TO BE ANSWERED IN LOK SABHA ON 03.02.2021 REGARDING RAILWAY PROJECT IN RAJASTHAN

(a): Railway projects are sanctioned Zonal Railway-wise, not State-wise, as Indian Railways’ network spans across various State boundaries. However, as on 01.04.2020, 30 projects (11 new lines, 05 gauge conversion and 14 doubling) covering a total length of 5,173 km and costing Rs.57,247 crore, falling fully / partly in the State of Rajasthan are in different stages of Planning / Sanction / Execution.

Average Annual Budget allocation for infrastructure projects and safety works, falling fully / partly in the State of Rajasthan, during 2014-19 has increased to Rs.2,951 crore per year, from Rs.682 crore per year (during 2009-14). Thus, an increase of 333% over the average annual budget allocation of 2009-14 (Rs.682 crore per year).

Budget allotment for infrastructure projects and safety works, falling fully / partly in the State of Rajasthan for financial year 2019-20 was Rs.4686 crore, which is 587% more w.r.t. 2009-14. Budget allocation of Rs.4582 crore has been provided for Financial Year 2020-21, which is 572% more with respect to average Budget outlay for 2009-14.

During 2009-14, 798 Km length (61 Km New Line, 675 Km Gauge Conversion and 62 Km Doubling) falling fully / partly in the State of Rajasthan was commissioned at an average rate of 160 Km per year.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1474

ANSWERED ON: 27.11.2019

New Rail Lines in Rajasthan

Nihal Chand Chauhan

Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government proposes to lay new railway lines in several parts of the country including Rajasthan and if so, the details thereof; and

(b) whether proposals of various States regarding new railway lines are under consideration of the Government and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER – MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND COMMERCE & INDUSTRY (SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)

(a) & (b): Presently, Indian Railway have taken up 188 New Lines Projects of total length 21,295 Km and costing Rs.3.87 lakh crore, which are in different stages of planning/sanction/execution.

These includes 11 New Line Projects falling fully/partly in the State of Rajasthan of total length 1237.86 km and costing Rs.15,303 crore. Out of which 68.94 Km length has been commissioned and an expenditure of Rs.1543.24 crore has been incurred till March 2019.

Thorough review of throughput enhancement projects has been carried out and with focussed approach, the projects have been prioritized into Super Critical Projects (58 nos), Critical Projects (68 nos.) and other throughput enhancement projects (130 nos.).

Presently, the balance length of Super Critical Projects is 2347 km, 5676 km of Critical Projects and 9703 Km for other Doubling Projects. The throw-forward for these projects is of the order of Rs.1.84 lakh crores and all out sincere and focussed approach is being adopted by Railway for quick execution and early return to Railways.

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