Railway Projects in North Eastern Region
28 JUL 2021 4:40PM by PIB Delhi
As on 01.04.2021, 20 Projects costing Rs.74,485 crore for 2,011 km length falling fully/partly in North Eastern Region are under different stage of planning/ approval/ execution, out of which 321 km length has been commissioned and an expenditure of Rs. 26,874 crore incurred upto March, 2021. These include-
- 14 New Line Projects covering a length of 1,181 km at a cost of
Rs 56,553 crore, out of which 253 km length has been commissioned and an expenditure of Rs 23,994 crore incurred upto March, 2021.
- 6 Doubling Projects covering a length of 830 km at a cost of
Rs 17,932 crore, out of which 68 km length has been commissioned and an expenditure of Rs 2,880 crore incurred upto March, 2021.
During 2014-21, 1356 km projects (270 km of New Line, 972 km of Gauge Conversion and 114 km of Doubling) falling fully/partly in North Eastern Region have been commissioned at an average rate
193.71 km per year, which is 94% more than average commissioning during 2009-14 (66.6 km/year).
For financial year 2021-22, total Budget outlay of Rs 6,913 crore has been provided for infrastructure and safety works falling fully/ partly in North Eastern Region, which is 226% more with respect to average annual budget outlay of 2009-14 (Rs 2,122 crore/year). Average annual Budget allocation for these projects during 2014-19 has been enhanced to Rs 5,531 crore per year from Rs 2,122 crore per year during 2009-14, which is 161% more than average annual budget outlay of 2009-14 and budget outlay of Rs 4,669 crore was provided for these projects for financial year 2020-21 which is 120% more than average annual budget outlay of 2009-14.
Funds are allotted project-wise on yearly basis, based on requirement projected by the Zonal Railways depending upon progress of the work subject to availability of funds.
This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronic & Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
(Release ID: 1739924)
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