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Telangana, AP rail services to get boost with bigger budget

Published Feb 4, 2017, 1:48 am IST
Updated Feb 4, 2017, 2:30 am IST
Finance ministry had sanctioned Rs 3,034 crore for infrastructure, 42 per cent more than the previous year’s Rs 2,134 crore.
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Hyderabad: SCR general manager Vinod Kumar Yadav said Telagana state and Andhra Pradesh had got more funds and projects in the Union budget compared to last two years.

Mr Yadav briefed the media on the proposals for the railways that were contained in the ‘Pink Book’ announced by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in the Budget on Friday.


He said South Central Railway had more projects towards infrastructure development, new lines, doubling works and passenger amenities.

He said the finance ministry had sanctioned Rs 3,034 crore for infrastructure, 42 per cent more than the previous year’s Rs 2,134 crore. For new lines, the budgetary grant was Rs 887 crore, or 17 per cent more than Rs 760 crore last year.

For doubling works, the government had sanctioned 153 per cent more funds this time, Rs 436 crore against Rs 172.6 crore last year. For traffic facilities, Rs 96.1 crore was sanctioned this year, 28 per cent higher than a year ago.


He said the allocation of Rs 67.8 crore for passenger amenities was 3 per cent more than last year.

Telugu states get a rail bonanza

  • Rs 2,800 crore for 220-km Armoor-Nirmal-Adilabad, a joint venture with the TS government.
  • Rs 2,680crore for 106-km Vijayawada-Amaravati-Guntur line
  • Rs 27.2 crore for Rajahmundry yard
  • Rs 19 crore for crossing stations between Wanaparthi Road-Kaukuntla, Manopad-Alampur Road, Itikyala-Manopad (all in TS) and Ulindakonda-Veldurthi (AP)

New railway lines

  • Survey sanctions for doubling and more of existing lines
  • 235 km between Bolarum-Mudkhed 
  • 234-km 4th line between Kazipet-Balharshah 
  • 219-km 4th line between Kazipet-Vijayawada
  • 157-km new line between Bidar-Nanded
  • 120-km new line between Dharmavaram-Bellary
  • 132-km new line between Hindupur-Chitradurga
  • 250-km new line between Kondapalli-Kirandul
  • 110-km new line between Mantralayam Road-Kurnool
  • 115-km new line between Mancheryal-Gadchiroli
  • Rs 29 crore for 178-km line between Peddapalli-Karimnagar-Nizamabad
  • Rs 79 crore for 24-km Jaggayyapet-Mellacheruvu-Janpahad line 
  • Rs 100 crore for 140-km Gulbarga-Bidar line

Safety measures in sight


  • Rs 325.4 crore for road over/under bridges 
  • Rs 31 crore for repairs of bridges
  • Rs 69.5 crore for safety at 24 level crossings
  • Rs 604.7 crore for track renewals

Train collision avoidance system

  • Rs 50 crore for Wadi-Guntakal 
  • Rs 25 crore for 241-km between Bidar-Parli Vaijnath-Parbhani
  • Rs 120 crore for 958-km Manmad-Parbhani-Nanded-Secunderabad-Gadwal-Dhone-Guntakal section
  • Rs 40 crore for traction distribution work
  • Rs 7.1 crore for training, HRD
  • Rs 3,8 crore for construction of Divisional Integrated Training Centre at Vijayawada

Funds for ongoing projects


  • Rs 300 crore for 246-km Munirabad-Mahbubnagar line 
  • Rs 350 crore for 148.9-km Manoharabad-Kothapalli line
  • Rs 340 crore for 309-km Nadikudi-Srikalahasti line 
  • Rs 430 crore for 57.2-km Kotipalli-Narsapur new line
  • Rs 196 crore for 17.2-km Akkannapet-Medak new line
  • Rs 300 crore for 56.25-km Bhadrachalam-Sattupalli new line 
  • Rs 71 crore for 81.43-km Mudkhed-Parbhani track doubling project
  • Rs 124 crore for 443-km Guntur-Guntakal track doubling project
  • Rs 52 crore 41-km Guntakal-Kalluru doubling track project
  • Rs 36 crore for 24.38-km Guntur-Tenali doubling with electrification
  • Rs 122 crore for 22-km Vijayawada-Bhimavaram-Nidadavolu track doubling, electrification
  • Rs 50 crore for 85.24 km Secunderabad-Mahbubnagar track doubling
  • Rs 75 crore for 90-km Gooty-Dharmavaram doubling project
  • Rs 160 crore for 201-km Kazipet-Balharshah third line project
  • Rs 100 crore for 219.64-km Kazipet-Vijayawada third line
  • Rs 9 Crore for Mancherial-Peddampet third line
  • Rs 100 crore as Railways portion for MMTS Phase II project; Rs 16 crore for Ghatkesar-Yadadri extension
  • Rs 135 crore for bypass lines at Vijayawada (19.5 km), Kazipet (10.65 km), Renigunta (9.6 km), Wadi (7.6 km) and Gooty (3.8 km)
  • Rs 5 crore for satellite terminal at Cherlapalli
  • Rs 6 crore for development of Tiruchanur railway station


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