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2012-13

Railway Budget 2012-13

 

Excerpts from the speech of Shri Dinesh Trivedi, Minister of Railways, introducing the Railway Budget 2012-2013 on March 14, 2012

(para numbers as in original speech)

 

Highlights for North Eastern Region and Sikkim

 

Madam Speaker

 

1. I rise to present the Railway Budget for 2012-13.

 

17. The national concern of safeguarding our borders also needs to be adequately addressed. The geo-political situation on borders arising out of building of state-of-art road and rail network by neighbouring countries requires a matching response. The railways must remain in a state of preparedness to move men and machines to border areas. It is therefore, necessary to undertake such projects on priority and to ensure adequate government funding. There is also an emergent need to connect the remote and backward areas through socially desirable rail connectivity schemes to foster growth. Besides, there are projects of national importance in NE region and Kashmir which are crucial to inclusive growth. The Pradhan Mantri Rail Vikas Yojana as conceptualized by my leader Mamata Banerjee with the blessings of Hon'ble Prime Minister is under formulation. The additional funding assistance required is assessed to be about 5 lakh crore under the PMRVY from the government.

 

22. Madam Speaker, with a view to understanding the real aspirations of the people, I have visited several states along with my Board Members, starting with the far flung State of Nagaland in the northeast to Kerala in the south; Maharashtra in the west and Chhattisgarh in Centre, besides Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka etc. I interacted with the Chief Ministers and the Members of both Houses of Parliament from those states, cutting across party lines. I believe that perhaps there is not a single Member of Parliament with whom I did not have the privilege to interact. I am grateful to all the Hon'ble Members and the Chief Ministers whom I met collectively, and also individually, and from whom I have truly learnt a lot about the aspirations of the common man.

 

Capacity Augmentation

 

42. The Budgetary Support to Indian Railways has been pegged at a modest level of 24,000 crore as against a projected requirement of 45,000 crore. The national projects in Kashmir and northeast region have also to be funded out of this. These projects alone need more than 4,000 crore for the current year and may get delayed for want of adequate funding. I have already informed the august House of my detailed plans of investment on safety, modernization and capacity enhancement during the 12th Plan. With lower budgetary support, the deployment of capital would be lower to that extent. I am sure realizing the benefits of safety and modernization, the government will enhance the allocation of GBS to Railways next year.

 

New Lines

 

44. Madam, Railways continue to accord priority to construction of new lines in the underdeveloped parts of the country. The pace of construction has registered impressive growth, and we are confident of completing 725 km of new lines in the current year (list of projects appended as Annexure 1), which is almost equal to last year achievement of 709 km and far exceeds the average of about 200 km only since independence. I propose to take up completion of 45 new line works covering 700 km during 2012-13. A list of these projects is at Annexure 2.

 

59. Railways are playing a significant role in social development of the country by providing rail connectivity to the remote, backward and tribal regions on considerations other than financial viability. I believe that Indian Railways has a strong case for the government to consider ploughing its dividend payment back into the railway system for augmenting funding of critical socially desirable projects. Recommendations to this effect have been made in Railway Sector report for the 12th Plan.

 

Connectivity to Neighbouring Countries

 

79. In our effort to have cordial and improved relations with neighbouring countries, Indian Railways is taking up projects to provide rail connectivity to such countries. In 2011-12, we had taken up two projects namely, Jogbani-Biratnagar new line and Jaynagar-Bijalpura-Bardibas to provide connectivity to Nepal. Continuing with the approach, I propose to take up a project to connect Agartala with Akhaura in Bangladesh. This rail link will not only improve bilateral ties but will also help in establishing connectivity with inaccessible areas in northeast as journey from Kolkata to Tripura via Bangladesh will result in significant savings in time and distance travelled.

 

Annexure 1 (Para no. 44)

List of 41 new lines proposed to be completed in 2011-12

  1. Chandurbazar-Narkhed (Part)
  2. Gokulnagar-Mayonapur
  3. Kumaradol-Hansdiha
  4. Talpur-Arambagh
  5. Banka-Kakwara
  6. Dumka-Shikaripara
  7. Danapur-Patliputra (Part)
  8. Daniawan-Chandi
  9. Koderma-Urwan
  10. Dhanawar-Jamua
  11. Runisaidpur-Jubbasani
  12. Lanjigarh Road-Junagarh (Part)
  13. Khurda Road - Begunia (Part)
  14. Pandu Pindara-Bhambewa
  15. Lalitpur-Udaipura
  16. Udaipura-Mawai (Part)
  17. Fatehabad-Etawah (Part)
  18. Bhind-Etawah (Part)
  19. Etawah-Mainpuri (Part)
  20. Bishnupur-Sagar Sultanpur (Part)
  21. Paniyahwa-Chhitauni
  22. Mahrajganj - Bishunpur Mahuari
  23. New Coochbehar-Golakganj (part)
  24. New Changrabandha-New Coochbehar (Part)
  25. Harmuti-Naharlagun
  26. Agartala-Udaipur (Part)
  27. Jiribam-Dholakhal
  28. Dausa-Deedwana (Part)
  29. Namakhal-Mohanur
  30. Needamangalam-Manargudi
  31. Mohanur-Karur
  32. Walajah Road-Ranipet
  33. Jagayapet- Melacheruvu
  34. Metpally-Mortad
  35. Raichur-Pandurangaswamy (Part)
  36. Homnabad-Hallikhed
  37. Nossam-Banaganapalle
  38. Devarakadra-Krishna (Part)
  39. Sakrayapanta-Kanivehalli
  40. Kanivehalli-Chikmagalur (Part)
  41. Mawai-Khargapur

Annexure 2 (Para no.44)

List of new line projects targeted for completion in 2012-13

  1. Ahmednagar-Narayandoh
  2. Barmasia-Shikaripara
  3. Bara Pallasy-Bhaturia
  4. Pinargaria-Harsingha
  5. Chandan-Katuria
  6. Kakwara-Kajhausa
  7. Arambagh-Goghat
  8. Azimganj-Jiaganj
  9. Jamua-Kawar
  10. Urwan-Kuju
  11. Barkakana-Sidhwar
  12. Khagaria-Alauli
  13. Harnagar-Kushweshwarstan
  14. Chandi-Biharsharif
  15. Kosi Bridge
  16. Begunia-Nayagarh
  17. Talcher-Sunakhani
  18. Udhampur-Katra
  19. Qazigund-Banihal
  20. Bhambewa-Gohana
  21. Khamano-Sahnewal
  22. Bhind-Etawah (Part)
  23. Etawah-Mainpuri(Part )
  24. Bhatni-Chauria
  25. Bathua Bazar-Panchdewri
  26. Sagarsultanpur-Mashrakh
  27. Gauripur-Bilasipara
  28. Y-link between Mainaguri Raod, New Mainaguri and New Domohini
  29. North bank Rail Link & South Link up to Bogibeel Bridge
  30. Dudhnoi-Mendipathar
  31. Dausa-Deedwana
  32. Angamali-Kaladi
  33. Banaganapalli-Nandyal
  34. Gulbarga-Sultanpur
  35. Marikel-Makhtal
  36. Raichur-Gadwal
  37. Morthad-Armoor
  38. Cuddapah-Ganganapalli
  39. Deshpran- Nandigram
  40. Matnasibpur-Masagram
  41. Kanivehalli-Chikmagalur
  42. Hirisave-Shravanabelagola
  43. Rayadurga-Avuladatta
  44. Chhota Udepur-Alirajpur
  45. Khargapur-Chhatarpur

Annexure 3 (Para no. 45)

List of 84 New Line Projects sent to Planning Commission for appraisal:

  1. Ajmer-Kota (Nasirabad-Jalindri)
  2. Ajmer-Sawaimadhopur via Tonk
  3. Amarpura(Jorasi) to Chirawa via Tathwari and Singhana
  4. Anandnagar - Ghugli via Maharajganj
  5. Anandpur Sahib-Garh Shankar
  6. Armoor-Adilabad via Nirmal
  7. Baddi-Kalka
  8. Badi Sadri-Nimach
  9. Ballarsha to Surjagad(Etapalli)
  10. Barajamda-Tatiba
  11. Barpeta Rd - Tihu.
  12. Barwadih-Chirmiri
  13. Bhavnagar-Tarapur
  14. Bilara-Bar
  15. Bilaspur to Leh (via Kullu & Manali)
  16. Burhwal- Bahraich
  17. Chaparmukh-Dibrugarh
  18. Churu-Nohar via Taranagar
  19. Dangri-Dhola
  20. Dharwad-Belgaum
  21. Dhule-Amalner
  22. Dimapur-Tizit
  23. Donakonda-Bitragunta
  24. Dullabchhera-Cheragi and Baraigram-Dullabcherra
  25. Etah-Kasganj
  26. Faizabad-Lalganj via Akbarganj, Maharajganj and Raibarely
  27. Ferozepur-Patti
  28. Gadag-Haveri
  29. Gadag-Wadi
  30. Gajraula-Mainpuri via Sambhal, Rajghat, Badaun, Etah
  31. Ghanauli-Baddi
  32. Ghanoli-Dehradun via Baddi, Nalagarh, Jagadhari, Surajpur, Kala Amb, Paonta Sahib.
  33. Govardhan-Kosikalan via Barsana & Nandgoan
  34. Hasnabad-Machalandapur
  35. Hastinapur-Meerut
  36. Hissar to Sirsa via Agroha & Fatehabad
  37. Jaisalmer to Sanu via Hamira
  38. Jolarpettai-Hossur via Krishnagiri
  39. Kandra-Namkom(Ranchi)
  40. Kanhangad-Panathur
  41. Kapilvastu-Basti via Bansi
  42. Karaikal-Peralam
  43. Kasganj-Khurja via Atrauli
  44. Khandwa-Dhar via Khargone,Badwani
  45. Kinwat-Mahur
  46. Kondapalli-Kothagudem
  47. Krshnaraja Nagar-Kushal Nagar
  48. Lalabazar-Vairengte
  49. Lohardaga – Korba
  50. Manmad -Indore via Malegaon & Dhule
  51. Manuguru-Ramagundam stn.
  52. Markapur-Shrisailem
  53. Orai-Jalaun-Konch
  54. Pandurangpuram-Bhadrachalam
  55. Parasnath-Madhuban
  56. Patiala - Jakhal/Narwana via Samana
  57. Patiala – Kurukshetra
  58. Pendra Rd-Korba/Gevra Rd
  59. Piduguralla to Nairusaraopet
  60. Pipraigaon and Lalitpur via Chanderi
  61. Pirpainti-Jasidih
  62. Pune-Nasik
  63. Pushkar-Merta
  64. Raigarh-Mand Colliery to Bhupdeopur
  65. Raipur-Jharsuguda
  66. Rayagada-Gopalpur
  67. Rishikesh-Doiwala
  68. Rotegoan-Puntamba
  69. Rupai-Parashuramkund via Mahadevpur, Namsai, Chingkham
  70. Sabrimala-Chengannur
  71. Siliguri-Sukna
  72. Tanakpur-Bageshwar
  73. Tanda-Hoshiarpur
  74. Tuli line to Tuli Town (Tuli-Tuli Road)
  75. Una - Hoshiarpur
  76. Veer-Harihareshwar
  77. Thiyat Hamira - Sanu
  78. Kadiri- Puttaparthy
  79. Chickballapur - Puttaparthy
  80. Srinivasapura - Madanapalli
  81. Udhampur/ Katra – Doda – Bhadarwah and Doda - Kishtwar
  82. Yamuna Nagar-Chandigarh via Sadhaura, Narayangarh
  83. Zaheerabad-Secunderabad
  84. Bacharawan – Lalganj
  85. Avadi-Gaduvancheri via Sriperumbudur & Oragadam

Annexure 4 (Para no. 45)

List of 111 New Line Surveys to be taken up during 2012-13

  1. Nanded-Latur Road
  2. Railway link between proposed Airport at New Mumbai and Thane
  3. Nasik - Sinner.
  4. Malegaon-Satana-Saki-Chinchpara
  5. Gunupur -Narsipattanam Road via Kurupam, Parvatipuram, Makkava, Salur, Narsipatnam.
  6. Jajpur Keonjhar Road- Dhamara Port via Jaipur , Aradi.
  7. Pilda-Palavi-Balauda Bazar-Kasdol-Sarsiwan-Orissa
  8. Talcher - Anugul
  9. Extension of Rupsa-Burhamara line up to Chakulia
  10. Kendujhar Road-Jajpur
  11. Barauni-Hasanpur via. Bhagvanpur and Cheria Bariarpur.
  12. Jehanabad-Arwal via Kinjar.
  13. Connecting Giridih railway station with Parasnath Madhuban rail line.
  14. Bhind and Konch via Lahar
  15. Eta Jn-Bharthana-Khihora--Auraiya-Jalaun.
  16. Pilkhani-Kalsi
  17. Panki-Mandhana
  18. Doharighat-Barhalganj-Basgaon-Sahajanwa.
  19. Sahajanwa-Bakhira-Bansi.
  20. Haldwani-Chorgaliya
  21. Haldwani-Ritha Sahib
  22. Unnao-Purwa-Maurawan-Lucknow
  23. Furketing to Baghty Valley
  24. Changsari-Tezpur via Sipajhar, Mangaldoi,Kharupetia, Dalgaon Sialmari, Basimari, Routa & Orang
  25. Ambedkar Nagar-Baskhari-Jahagirpuri-Azamgarh
  26. Pratapgarh-Mandsaur
  27. Safipur(on Unnao- Pilibhit section)- Bithoor Station
  28. Pehowa to Ponta Sahib via Jagadhri-Yamuna Nagar.
  29. Rail link for supply of coal for Rajpur Thermal plant extended up to Chandigarh with additional chord line between Shambhu-Lalru.
  30. Dehradun and Purola alongwith banks of River Yamuna.
  31. Sardarshahar-Sirsa
  32. Nathdwara-Kankroli-Gangapur-Bhilwara
  33. Badmer-Delhi via Pali, Marwar, Luni, Jaipur
  34. Neem Ka Thana and Sujangarh via Sikar, Salasar and Udaipurwati.
  35. Didwana-Ringus via Khatu Shyamji.
  36. Bhatgaon-Pratappur-Vadrofnagar-Renukoot
  37. Champa-Ambhanpur bye pass line
  38. Lamta -Paraswada-Baihar-Malajkhand
  39. Seoni-Barghat-Katangi
  40. Seoni-Chhapra-Lakhnadaun
  41. Chennai to Sriperumbudur via Guindy, Poonamallee.
  42. Kanchipuram-Thiruvannamalai-Katpadi
  43. Kumbakonam-Andimadam-Jayankandam-Vridhachalam
  44. Kannur-kannur Airport rail link
  45. Balarampuram station with Vizhinjam Port.
  46. Thanjavur to Pudukottai via Fandarvakottai.
  47. Attipattu-Ennore Sea Port
  48. Kollengode-Thrissur
  49. Angadippuram-Ottapalam.
  50. Haveri to Sirsi
  51. Rail link to connect Dandeli to Hubli-Ankola Line
  52. Dindigul-Kumuli via Bodinayakkanur
  53. Jabalpur-Rajnandgaon via Bemetra; Kawardha-Mandla
  54. Satna-Mirzapur
  55. Sagar to Bandri Malthon-Lalitpur railway line.
  56. Piplod-Deogarh Bara-Chhota Udepur-Rajpipla.
  57. Hoshiarpur - Phagwara.
  58. Rahon -Samrala
  59. Machhilipatnam - Repalle.via Nizampatnam
  60. Mahasamund - Bargarh via Tumgaon, Patewa, Pithaura, Saraipaali.
  61. Dipka -Gataura RS
  62. Extending proposed Dalli Rajhara railway line by constructing it upto Balod-Dhamtari.
  63. Raipur - Shivrinarayan via Baludabazaar.
  64. Raipur-Rajim, Gariyabandh, Mainpur, Devbhog to Odisha.
  65. Charauda and Bilaspur via Ahirwara-Dhamdha-Bemetra-Nawagarh-Mungeli.
  66. Nagpur Halt(on Boridand-Ambikapur railline) to Paradol(on Bridand Chirmiri Railline).
  67. Raipur-Bargarh via Aarang, Tumgaon, Jhalap, Patewa, Basana and Saraipaali.
  68. Akaltara-Morga and Parsa-Surajpur to connect with Mumbai-Howrah line and Anuppur-Ambikapur line under Hasdeo-Arand Coalfield corridor.
  69. Talaipalli-Raigarh upto Ghargodha under Raigarh-Mand coalfield corridor project.
  70. Kharasiya-Ghargodha-Dharamjaigarh to join with Korba-Lohardaga line or extension upto Pathalgaoan,Jashpur, Lohardaga. under Raigarh-Mand coalfield corridor project.
  71. Champa-Korba-Dharamjaigarh-Pathalgaon-Ambikapur..
  72. Pendra-Gevra Road to Hardibazaar-Pantora-Pahariya-Champa.
  73. Rail link between Raipur-Dhamtari BG line upto Jagdalpur via Banskot, Amravati, Kondagaon.
  74. Raipur-Jabalpur via Khairagarh, Kawardha, Borla.
  75. Rajnandgaon Chowki, Mohla, Manpur railline.
  76. Chirmiri - Nagpur Halt RS.
  77. Ambikapur to Myorpur-Chopan to connect it with Delhi mainline.
  78. Ambikapur to Jharsuguda to connect it with Delhi mainline.
  79. Ambikapur to Jharsuguda via Batuali Sitapur, Pathalgaon, Kotba.
  80. Korba - Ranchi.
  81. Dallirajhara - Chandrapur(Maharastra) via Khadgaon, BharriTola & Maanpur village.
  82. Rajnadgaon and Dongargaon upto Chandrapur(Maharastra) via Maanpur village.
  83. Linking Bhanupratappur with Dalli Rajhara-Rawghat under construction railline and connecting it with Jagdalpur.
  84. Renukoot - Korba via Ambikapur.
  85. Raigarh-Gaya via Benaras,Allahabad.
  86. Dongarhgarh-Uslapur.
  87. By-pass line between Salawas and Banad.
  88. Jalore-Falna
  89. Bhiladi - Patan.
  90. Godhra-Dahod-Indore-Devas.
  91. Provision of Broad gauge linkages to minor ports of Gujrat viz. Hazira, Dahef, Bedi and Porbander.
  92. Saugor-Lalitpur
  93. Rail link from Singareni Colleries to Gandhipuram
  94. Indore-Betul
  95. Arnej-Tarapur
  96. Chhindwara-Gadarwara-Udaipur-Jaisinagar-Saugor-Banda Badamalhara Khajuraho Railline.
  97. Extension of rail link from Roxy siding to Basnpani via Koira and Kiriburu to Barbil
  98. Nasik-Surat
  99. Provision of the linkage with Chittagong and Belonia to connect with Bangladesh railway.
  100. Ujjain-Rajgajmandi
  101. Jabalpur-Indore
  102. Bondi-Kanker
  103. High Speed Rail Corridor (HSRC) between Pune-Mumbai-Ahmedabad.
  104. By-pass line at Luni Jn, Samdari, Bhildi Jn, Palanpur, Marwar and Pokaran Jn. Stations
  105. Idapalli – Guruvayur
  106. Chenganur – Thiruvananthapuram
  107. Champapukur- Debipur
  108. Bashirhat – Maslandpur
  109. Ghatakpukur – Hasnabad via Malancha
  110. Imphal – Moreh
  111. Egra – Belda
  112. Shimoga – Shikaripura – Ranebennaur
  113. Madhugiri – Gauribidnaur
  114. Shirdi – Shahpur - Ghoti

Annexure 6 (Para no. 46)

List of 19 Gauge Conversion Works to be completed in 2011-12

  1. Madhepura-Murliganj
  2. Murliganj-Banmankhi
  3. Bairgania-Chauradano
  4. Bareilly-Lalkuan
  5. Anandnagar-Naugarh
  6. Katihar-Tejnarayanpur (Part)
  7. New Mal-Changrabandha
  8. Rangiya-Rangapara North
  9. Sriganganagar-Sarupsar
  10. Sriganganagar-Hanumangarh (Part)
  11. Virudhnagar-Arupukottai
  12. Mayiladuturai - Tiruvarur
  13. Palani-Pollachi
  14. Pollachi-Palakkad (Part)
  15. Arupukottai-Manamadurai
  16. Kolar-Chintamani
  17. Chickballapur-Siddalgutta
  18. Ankeleshwar-Rajpipla
  19. Farukhnagar-Garhi Harsuru

Annexure 7 (Para no. 46)

List of 17 Gauge Conversion Projects to be completed in 2012-13

  1. Krishnanagar City-Amghata
  2. Banmankhi-Purnia
  3. Saharsa-Saraigarh
  4. Kasganj-Bareilly
  5. Thawe-Chhapra
  6. Gonda-Barhni
  7. Rangapara North-North Lakhimpur
  8. Balipara-Bhalukpong
  9. Ratangarh-Sardarsahar
  10. Hanumangarh-Sriganganagar
  11. Sikar-Loharu
  12. Sengottai-Bhagavathipuram
  13. Edamann-Punalur
  14. Muthalamada-Palakkad
  15. Pollachi-Kinattukkadavu
  16. Chintamani-Sidlaghatta
  17. Ratlam-Fatehabad
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