New Railway Lines In Andhra Pradesh 2023
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3745
ANSWERED ON: 11.12.2022
Surveys for New Railway Lines in Andhra Pradesh
M V V Satyanarayana
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-
(a) Whether the Government is planning to launch 11 surveys for the new railway lines in the State of Andhra Pradesh (AP);
(b) If so, the details thereof and the proposed new routes that are going to be surveyed; and
(c) The status of the survey of the lines being undertaken which was announced in the Railway Budget 2019-20 and the details thereof?
ANSWER – 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.3745 BY SHRI M.V.V. SATYANARAYANA AND TALARI RANGAIAH TO BE ANSWERED IN LOK SABHA ON 11.12.2019 REGARDING SURVEYS FOR NEW RAILWAY LINES IN ANDHRA PRADESH
(a) to (c): Surveys for new railway lines is a continuous and ongoing process of Indian Railways and are done based on demands raised by State Governments, Central Ministries, Members of Parliament, other public representatives and Railways’ own operational requirements. Based on survey reports, projects are taken up on the basis of remunerativeness, last mile connectivity, missing links and alternate routes, augmentation of congested/saturated lines, socio-economic considerations, ongoing projects, overall availability of funds and competing demands. Since Railway projects generally spread over more than one State, new railway lines are neither surveyed nor sanctioned State-wise.
Surveys for 4 New Lines falling fully/partly in the State of Andhra Pradesh have been sanctioned during the last three years i.e. 2017-18, 2018-19 & 2019-20. Surveys for 8 New Lines falling fully/partly in the State of Andhra Pradesh have been completed during the last three years i.e. 2017-18, 2018-19 & 2019-20. Surveys for 6 New Lines falling fully/partly in the State of Andhra Pradesh are in progress. The details are appended. During the year 2019-20, no new survey for New Lines falling fully/partly in the State of Andhra Pradesh has been sanctioned.