Hyderabad: The entire rail network of South Central Railways (SCR) will get electrified, except Bidar and Gulbarga, according to the Rail budget for South Central Railway. A total of 1,261 kilometres have got sanction for electrification in 2018-19.
Instead of giving priority to the new railway projects, this year, the major allocation of the railway budget is for on-going projects.
“The government has given more priority for the completion of ongoing projects, including new railway line works, electrification, doubling, tripling of railway line projects, safety related works etc. The high allocation will enable in completing the above five projects in all respects,” said general manager South Central Railways Vinod Kumar Yadav on Tuesday.
Addressing the media at Rail Nilayam the other day, Vinod Kumar had said that special emphasis has been given to safety.
For road safety works such as over and under bridges, the budget allocation grant is 23 per cent more than that in 2017-18. “Rs 400 crores has been allocated for safety now while it was Rs 325.4 crores for 2017-18.’’
In AP, 12 new rail overbridges (ROBs) and 15 road under bridges and subways at a cost of `703 crores with railway’s share of `310 crores and state share of `393 crores have been sanctioned. Two new ROBs and 9 road under bridges and subways will be built at a cost of `195.37 crores with railway’s share of `73.14 crores and state’s share of `122.22 crores in TS.
To enhance the safety in level crossings, an amount of `72.32 crores has been allotted as against `69.53 crores for 2017-18 which is 4 per cent more.
To improve safety at busy level crossing gates, inter-locking works have been sanctioned for 12 level crossing gates this year.
Budget allocation for Telangana is `1,813 crore for 2018-19 which is 5 per cent more than the allocation of `1,729 crores during the year 2017-18. The budget allocation for Andhra Pradesh for 2018-19 is `3,670 crores which is eight per cent more than the allocation of `3,406 crores during the previous year 2017-18.
South Central Railways has been sanctioned a staggering amount of `5,752 crores for the year 2018-19 towards infrastructure, more than last year. For new lines, the budgetary grant is `1,757.70 crores and for doubling works, the budgetary grant is 30 per cent more this year when compared to 2017-18.
“For the first time in the country, the Centre has proposed the construction of 44km fly overs sanctioned for Andhra Pradesh. MMTS Phase II project was sanctioned in the year 2012-13 with an estimated cost Rs. 817 crores. The expenditure incurred on this project during the last three years was Rs. 470 crores. The sections between Telapur – Ramachandrapuram covering 5.75 km and Moula Ali – Ghatkesar for 12.2 km will be completed by this financial year.
The works in the remaining stretch are in progress, except airport connectivity. The project is targeted for completion in 2018-19. The railway’s share of funds has already been spent and funds are expected from the State Government,” the General Manager of South Central Railways said.
In Telangana, the budget allocation is Rs. 1813 cr in 2018-19 which is 5% more than the allocation of Rs. 1,729 cr. in 2017-18.
In Andhra Pradesh, the budget allocation is Rs. 3,670 cr in 2018-19 which is 8% more than the allocation of Rs. 3,406 cr. during 2017-18.
New Infrastructure Projects Sanctioned
The new Sections sanctioned during 2018-19 :
• Lingampet Jagityal – Nizamabad: 95 RKms at a cost of Rs. 80.29 cr (Telangana)
• Vikarabad – Parli Vaijnath: 269 RKms at a cost of Rs. 262.12 cr (Telangana, Karnataka & Maharashtra)
• Pimpalkutti – Mudkhed and Parbhani – Parli Vaijnath: 246 RKms at a cost of Rs. 224.17 cr ( Telangana & Maharashtra)
• Gadwal – Raichur: 57 RKms at a cost of Rs. 46.10 cr. (Telangana & Karnataka)
• Tenali – Repalle: 34 RKms at a cost of Rs. 25.98 cr. (Andhra Pradesh)
• Nandyal – Yerraguntla: 123 RKms at a cost of Rs. 111.48 cr (Andhra Pradesh)
• Dharmavaram – Pakala: 228 RKms at a cost of Rs. 210.47 cr. (Andhra Pradesh)
• Purna – Akola: 209 RKms at a cost of Rs. 211.58 cr. (Maharashtra)
New Railway Line Surveys sanctioned:
• Patancheru – Sangareddi - Jogipet – Medak: 95 Kms. (Telangana)
• Nizamabad – Nirmal – Adilabad : 125 Kms (Telangana)
• Manakondur – Huzurabad & Elkaturthi : 60 Kms (Telangana)
By-Pass Line Construction: Total 221 Kms
• Peddapalli – Kazipet (Telangana)
• Parli Vaijnath – Ghatnandur (Maharashtra)
• Latur Road – Parli Vaijnath (Maharashtra)
• Khanapur – Parli Vaijnath (Karnataka & Maharashtra)
• Vikarabad – Wadi (Telangana & Karnataka)
• Pagidipalli – Bhongir (Telangana)
• Bhongir – Shankarpalli (Telangana)
• Kadapa – Guntakal – Bellary (Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka)
• Vishnupuram – Janpahad (Telangana)
• Nizamabad – Mudkhed – Parbhani (Telangana & Maharashtra)
Survey for Construction of Flyovers Sanctioned: 44 Km.
Mustabad – Kondapalli (Andhra Pradesh)
Guntakal West – Malappa Gate (Andhra Pradesh)
The budget allocations for safety related works are –
• For Road over/under bridges (Road Safety Works), the budgetary grant is Rs 400 Cr as against Rs. 325.4 Cr. for 2017-18, which is 23 % more.
• In Andhra Pradesh, 12 new ROBs and 15 Road under bridges/subways at a cost of Rs. 703 Cr with Railway’s share of Rs. 310 Cr and state’s share of Rs. 393 Cr have been sanctioned.
• In Telangana, 2 new ROBs and 9 road under bridges/subways at a cost of Rs. 195.37 Cr with Railway’s share of Rs. 73.14 Cr and state’s share of Rs. 122.22 Cr have been sanctioned.
• For Bridges, the budgetary grant is Rs 44.76 Cr. this year as against Rs. 30.96 Cr. for 2017-18 which is 45 % more.
• To enhance safety at level crossings, an amount of Rs 72.32 Cr has been allotted as against Rs. 69.53 Cr. for 2017-18 which is 4 % more.
• This year, to improve safety at busy Level Crossing gates, inter-locking works have been sanctioned at 12 LC gates.
• For track renewals, the budgetary grant is Rs 800 Cr as against Rs. 604.7 Cr. in 2017-18 which is 32 % more.
• This year, in addition to the already sanctioned complete track renewal works , new complete track renewal works have been sanctioned in 41 sections.
• Rs. 51.51 cr has been allotted for Traction Distribution work, as against Rs. 37.58 Cr. in 2017-18 which is 37 % more.
• Rs. 14.93 cr has been allotted for Training and HRD as against Rs. 7.1 Cr during last year which is 110 % higher....