Ongoing Railway Projects In Rajasthan
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 275
ANSWERED ON: 03.02.2021
Railway Project in Rajasthan
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.