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more trains for karnataka and less tracks through forest Railway budget 2011-12, Feb 25

Speech of Mamata Banerjee
introducing the Railway Budget 2011-12
25th February 2011
1. Madam Speaker, I rise to present before this august House the Revised
Estimates for 2010-11 and the estimated receipts and expenditure for 2011-12.
I deem it an honour to present the third Railway Budget under the kind guidance
of the hon'ble Prime Minister. I profusely thank the Finance Minster for his
continued support and encouragement to the railways.
2. As the hon’ble members are aware, the wheels of the railways continue to
move 24 hours, all 365 days. Railway’s services are comparable to emergency
services, required all the time. I am proud of the 14 lakh members of my
railway family, who toil day and night with unparalleled dedication. I am also
grateful to all passengers without whose cooperation and consideration, we
could not have run this vast system. I have also received unstinted support from
our two recognised federations and staff and officers’ associations.
3. Madam, rail transportation is vitally interlinked with the economic
development of the country. With the economy slated to grow at a rate of 8-9%,
it is imperative that the railways grow at an even faster pace. I see the railways
as an artery of this pulsating nation. Our lines touch the lives of humble people
in tiny villages, as they touch the lives of those in the bustling metropolises.
4. We are taking a two-pronged approach, scripted on the one hand, by a
sustainable, efficient and rapidly growing Indian Railways, and on the other, by
an acute sense of social responsibility towards the common people of this
nation. In this budget, we have attempted to combine a strong economic focus
with an equal emphasis on social inclusion with a human face.
5. Madam, while railways deliver on their promises, they are not good at
publicity. This House and the nation do not come to know of our achievements
or what we are doing.
Hum Aah Bhee Karte Hain Toh Ho Jaate Hain Badnaam
Woh Katl Bhee Karte Hain Toh Charcha Nahi Hota
6. We need a large heart and a large mind to undertake big works. With
every big work, our stature grows and our mind opens out to a larger vision.
During this year, we have met industry leaders, Chambers of Commerce and
Industry to encourage investment in the specified areas of infrastructure,
rolling-stock or service provision. Railways will provide economic share to our
partners for such endeavours. With this objective, railways have developed
several business-oriented policies for the first time. Some of these policy
initiatives are:-
i. Railways’ Infrastructure for Industry Initiative (R3i)
ii. Private Freight Terminal (PFT)
iii. Special Freight Train Operators (SFTO)
iv. Automobile Freight Train Operators (AFTO)
v. Automobile and Ancillary Hubs
vi. Kisan Vision (Cold Chains)
vii. New Catering Policy
viii. Rail Connectivity to Coal and Iron ore mines (R2CI)
7. The response to the policies has been encouraging and 85 proposals have
already been received. We have set up a Single Window System under
Secretary, Railway Board to take these forward.
8. As the hon’ble members would agree, expansion of rail infrastructure
requires meticulous planning. Rising demand for coaches, locos and wagons
cannot be met immediately because their manufacture requires components
whose production has to be planned well in advance. Even some key material
and components for rolling stock are not readily available in the country and we
often have to depend on imports. As a result, supply of rolling stock has been
falling short of our requirements. Even now it is not available according to our
requirement. To meet the demand of passengers for more coaches, MEMUs,
DEMUs etc., we have decided to set up rail-based industries.
9. I appreciate that the demands of every hon’ble member and citizens are
genuine. It is their right and I fully understand. I would like to help them as
much as I could but for constraints of coaches, locomotives and line capacity.
Thus it is difficult to meet every individual demand. We have tried to meet
some of the demands collectively within the limited resources. I would like to
assure the House if we are positive, if we go according to Vision 2020, we can
meet the demand within a short period. I believe in positive approach and
action. As Swami Vivekananda said :
Strength is life and weakness is death.
10. Madam, in the last two budgets, to meet the growing demand and to
create employment opportunities for the unemployed youth, I had announced
setting up of a large number of rail-based factories/manufacturing projects.
Work on all these projects are at different stages of progress and
implementation. The works at New Jalpaiguri, Adra, Jellingham and Kulti have
been taken up in collaboration with different PSUs. I thank SAIL, NTPC and
RINL for their cooperation and support. Other PSUs are also welcome to come
forward for such joint ventures.
11. Madam, I am happy to report that work on the new coach factory at Rae
Bareli is progressing rapidly now. The first coach is expected to be turned out
from the new plant within the next three months.
12. Railways have also been working on a number of projects involving longterm
supply contracts for locomotives, coaches and critical loco components at
Madhepura, Marhowra, Kanchrapara and Dankuni. Since these project models
are being attempted for the first time in the railways, it is necessary to carry out
due diligence. All these projects are progressing and a Core Group of officers is
working on these PPP/JV industries to take them forward.
13. Railways are already executing works either departmentally or through
PPP/JV at Budge Budge, Dankuni, Naopara, Anara, Tindharia, New Cooch
Behar, Kharagpur, Haldia, Guwahati and Kazipet. Work on the wagon factory
in Orissa will also be taken up once the site is finalized.
14. Work on ICF, Perambur’s second unit will start soon. We have decided
that whatever problems are there will be sorted out and we will set up the
Palakkad coach factory. Railways are interested to partner with Autocast and
SILK at Cherthala, for which business plan is being revised to bring it in line
with the current needs of the railways.
15. Madam, I am happy to inform that Burn Standard Company Limited and
Braithwaite Company Limited have been brought under the administrative
control of Ministry of Railways this year.
16. Madam, to further expand rail-based industries, I would now like to
mention some new initiatives.
17. The prestigious Jammu-Kashmir Rail Link project involves a large
number of bridges. I propose to dedicate an industry for our brothers and sisters
of J&K, who are close to our heart. Therefore, railways will set up a Bridge
Factory in J&K, which is our heaven on earth. This industry will help in
developing ancillary industries leading to employment generation in the area. I
also propose to set up a state-of-the-art Institute for Tunnel and Bridge
Engineering at Jammu.
18. As per my announcement to set up a coach factory at Singur, land has not
been made available by the state government. However, several landowners
have volunteered to sell their land directly to the railways. In order to fulfill this
commitment, I propose to set up a metro coach factory on the land purchased
from willing sellers at Singur/adjacent Polba.
19. Northeast is our priority area and receives government’s full support.
Imphal, the capital of Manipur will soon be connected to the railway network. I
have planned in advance. Therefore, I propose to set up a diesel locomotive
centre in Manipur.
20. Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) is the professional IT
arm of Indian Railways. It is a nursery for development of software specialists
in the country. I propose to open a Centre of Excellence in software at
Darjeeling under the aegis of CRIS.
21. I propose to set up two more wagon units under JV/PPP mode, one each
at Kolar and Alappuzha, Kerala, and one more at Buniadpur.
22. A large number of small and medium size track machines have been
developed indigenously and are also being manufactured in India. I propose to
pursue a joint venture between railways and a partner to set up a
manufacturing industry for the indigenous production of large on-track
machines at Uluberia. I also propose to set up a new track machine POH
facility at the same place.
23. Madam, I am happy to announce setting up of a “Rail Industrial Park”
at Jellingham. This Park will be a cluster of diverse industrial units whose
output will be consumed by the railways. The Park will initially focus on high
volume safety and vital components. With this, we shall make a beginning
towards creating a global hub in India for the railway industry. A unit to
manufacture car steel bogies and couplers through a joint venture between Burn
Standard Co. Ltd. and SAIL has already been initiated in this Park. I also
propose to set up a Rail Industrial Park at New Bongaigaon.
24. The electrical energy requirement of railways is growing rapidly with the
expansion of the rail infrastructure and traffic. A captive thermal power plant of
1,000 MW at Nabinagar is at an advance stage of construction. A second
thermal power plant of 1,320 MW capacity at Adra is in the process of being set
up. Depending upon the fuel being made available at economic cost, I propose
to set up a 700 MW gas-based power plant at Thakurli in Maharashtra.
25. I propose to set up more mechanized laundries for improving the quality
of linen in trains at Nagpur, Chandigarh and Bhopal, in addition to Wadibunder,
Tikiyapara, Kamakhya, Secunderabad, Kacheguda, Indore, Lucknow, Banaras,
Samastipur, Sealdah, Tatanagar, Danapur, Bikaner, Bilaspur, Durg, Hatia,
Chennai, Mumbai and Ahmedabad, where they are commissioned or are being
set up. Proposals for laundries at Vishakhapatnam, Bhubaneshwar, Puri,
Gwalior, Manduadih, Gorakhpur, Lucknow, New Jalpaiguri, Jammu, Delhi,
Jaipur, Jodhpur, Tirupati, Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Hubli, Bengaluru,
Yashwantpur, Jabalpur, Allahabad, Mau, Amethi and Kota are also under
26. Madam, after having discussed the policy initiatives and rail-based
industries, I would now come to expansion of rail infrastructure.
27. For the first time ever, railways have framed Vision 2020, providing a
definite roadmap, both short-term and long-term, for the future. We intend to
go forward to achieve our goals with careful planning.
28. Madam Speaker, we had added only 10,677 km of new lines since
independence. I had announced an ambitious target of 1,000 km of new lines in
2010-11. This is in contrast to average addition of 180 km annually. In the
current year, we may do over 700 km, falling short of the target. But this would
be almost double of the highest ever performance in any single year. Unless we
set our targets high, we cannot realize the goals of Vision 2020. The hon’ble
members will be happy to know that railways will be achieving its target of 800
km for gauge conversion, 700 km for doubling and 1,000 km of electrification.
29. Railways’ efforts to provide dignity to the poor through the Izzat scheme
in 2009-10 have benefitted over four lakh disadvantaged citizens. They are now
able to travel to their workplaces with their heads held high. Poverty drives
many people to live dangerously near railway tracks and often risk their lives.
Many perish every year. Their lives are very important to us. These dwellers
also affect smooth movement of trains. That is why we have decided to give
them small shelter through Sukhi Griha Scheme. This scheme is being taken
up on pilot basis to provide 10,000 dwelling units at Mumbai, Sealdah, Siliguri,
Tiruchirapalli and other places. This is our humble effort to help these dwellers.
Annual Plan 2011-12
30. Madam, the Annual Plan for the year 2011-12 has been proposed at
`57,630 cr which is the highest ever plan investment by the railways in a
single year. The Plan is proposed to be financed through GBS of `20,000 cr,
diesel cess of `1041 cr, internal resources of `14,219 cr, market borrowings of
`20,594 cr through Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC), considering its
past excellent performance in the financial market. Normally IRFC raises
between `9,000-10,000 cr annually for leasing of rolling stock. Next year, an
additional amount of `10,000 cr will be raised through tax free bonds for
financing select capacity enhancement works. Railways will ensure servicing
this debt of tax-free bonds. Further, external source of financing through PPP,
WIS etc is expected to yield `1,776 cr.
31. Improving upon 2010-11, a greater thrust is being given to the expansion
of the rail network with a larger allocation of ` 9,583 cr for new lines. It is
planned to complete 1,000 km of new lines in 2011-12. In addition, the left
over new lines from last year’s target will also be completed. Apart from this,
`5,406 cr and `2,470 cr has been given for doubling and gauge conversion
projects to complete 867 km and 1,017 km respectively. To overcome shortages
in wagons, coaches and locomotives, `13,820 cr has been earmarked for
acquisition of rolling stock.
32. Indian Railways are a true symbol of inclusive growth and it is the
lifeline of the nation and contributes to national integration. It is an irony that
despite the presence of railways in India for 157 years, large parts of our
population have never seen a railway line. In the coming decade, Indian
Railways will continue to keep its service focus on the underprivileged and the
poor, even as it expands its services for the more fortunate. I quote Gurudev
Rabindranath Tagore:
“Give me the strength never to disown the poor or
bend my knees before insolent might.”
33. In the last budget I had announced updation of surveys for 114 socially
desirable new lines. Out of this 94 will be completed by March, 2011 and the
remaining by December, 2011. I propose to take up construction of these lines
in the 12th five year plan since this budget year is the terminal year of the 11th
plan. Our dream is to bring about a social revolution through rail connectivity.
We need political freedom along with economic freedom that will usher in
prosperity for our millions of countrymen, more especially to the common man.
34. Madam, we have proposed to create a fund to implement the socially
desirable projects during the 12th Plan. Under the umbrella of this non-lapsable
fund, not only will the pending socially desirable lines be completed, but many
other similar new line projects would also be taken up. The scheme is being
named, Pradhan Mantri Rail Vikas Yojana. I am extremely thankful to the
hon’ble Prime Minister for his support and guidance.
35. Madam, it is our continuous endeavour to connect unserved and
underserved regions to the rail network. We want underdeveloped areas to
develop and the people of these regions to join the process of growth. I
therefore, propose to take up construction of the following new lines in a few
such areas:-
i. Wadsa-Gadchirholi in Maharashtra
ii. Bhadutola-Jhargram via Lalgarh in West Bengal
iii. Gudur-Durgrajpuram in Andhra Pradesh
iv. Hansdiha-Godda in Jharkhand
36. Railways are already executing 19 projects in the similar difficult and
underdeveloped areas in the States of Orissa, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Bihar and
Maharashtra and I propose to increase the allocation to these projects to `771 cr.
37. A non-lapsable Fund for railway projects in the northeast region has
been created that will boost the progress of projects. All the state capitals of
this region except Sikkim will get connected by rail network in the next seven
years. The prestigious Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla project is also
progressing and work on India’s longest tunnel between Banihal and Qazigund
would be completed this year.
Safety & Security
38. Safety is our first priority. Every incident is unfortunate. We do not want
to see loss of even a single life. Unfortunately in two incidents of sabotage and
suspected sabotage, 216 innocent lives were lost. We are trying sincerely to
ensure such incidents do not occur. We extend our condolences to their
39. Indian Railways connect 7,083 stations, and carry 2.20 crore people and
over 2.5 million tonnes of goods every day. As a result of our sustained efforts,
the index for train accidents has decreased significantly from 0.29 per million
train km in 2004-05 to 0.17 in 2009-10. This is despite the increase in traffic
from 16,021 trains per day and 538 crore passengers annually in 2004-05 to
18,820 trains and 720 crore passengers in 2009-10. Madam, it is very sad that
every year over 1.30 lakh people die in road accidents. Railway is passenger
friendly, safe and a cheap mode of transport. Rail fares are close to one-fourth
that of the road.
40. In my first tenure, I had approved the introduction of Anti Collision
Device (ACD). After ten years I find that it has been implemented only on NF
railway. Madam, our recent trials with an improved version of ACD have met
with success and it will be commissioned on three zonal railways, Southern,
South Central and South Western Railways. Considering the successful trials, I
have decided to extend this device to Eastern, East Coast, East Central and
South Eastern Railways. With this we will have covered 8 of the 17 zonal
41. The number of incidents at unmanned level crossings, on which we are
working very seriously, has come down by 36% with the elimination of 1,500
unmanned crossings, construction of 172 ROBs and 240 RUBs/subways. I have
lowered the eligibility criteria for manning from 6,000 TVUs to 3,000 TVUs.
Efforts will be intensified in the coming year by eliminating the remaining
eligible 2,500 unmanned level crossings as well as construction of 200 ROBs
and 325 RUBs/subways. Any other crossing required to be eliminated will also
be taken up for conversion.
42. A GPS based ‘Fog Safe’ device has been deployed and I am happy to
report that this year railways have handled the foggy weather without any
untoward incident.
43. Madam, railways being a soft target, has been facing the wrath of
extremists, agitations and other unsocial elements. Incidences of disruptions by
way of bomb-blasts, sabotage, track-tampering etc. are on the rise. I appeal to
my countrymen to exercise discretion and restraint. Railways are their own
property and any damage will only result in inconvenience and loss of revenue
and will not help their cause.
44. As law and order is the responsibility of the state governments, railways
are mostly helpless in handling such situations. We cannot ensure efficient and
punctual operations of trains without the help of state governments. Some
states do help, some states are helpless. Frequent calls for ‘rail rokos’ are not
only crippling operations on Indian Railways but also causing immense
hardship to passengers, not to talk of substantial loss of revenues. There have
been 115 cases of ‘rail roko’ agitations during the period from April to
December 2010, a few of which have spread over a period of three weeks. In
the current year, till now more than 1,500 passenger carrying trains have been
cancelled, another 1,500 diverted over longer routes and more than 3,500
rescheduled on account of such disruptions. We want cooperation from all
concerned. Those who help us, we will also help them.
45. I am now making an offer that whichever state ensures trouble-free train
running for the whole year, shall be given two new trains and two projects as
a special package.
46. An All India Security Help Line on a single number has been set up to
facilitate passenger security and is likely to become operational this year. A
comprehensive bill has been drafted to empower RPF to deal with passenger
related offences and it is likely to be placed before Parliament soon. We are
reviewing the passenger security care programme to bring about all round
security improvement for passengers.
47. Madam, the thrust of the Budget this year is also on modernisation. A
number of measures will be taken to usher in latest technology. I would like to
spell out some of these steps for improving the efficiency of the system that will
ultimately benefit our customers:-
i. Based on the success of the pilot project of SIMRAN, jointly
developed by IIT, Kanpur and RDSO, a Real Time Train
Information System (RTIS) will provide reliable information on
train running.
ii. Collaboration with Bengal Engineering and Science University,
Shibpur for using jute geo-textiles in embankment design;
iii. A project with IIT, Chennai on prototype manufacture of ultrasonic
iv. Partnership with Jadavpur University for development of new
designs for rail steel bridges;
v. A collaborative study with IIT, Mumbai on the problem of
corrosion of rails;
vi. The Centre for Railway Research (CRR), collaboration between
IIT, Kharagpur and RDSO, has been sanctioned and is under
vii. Centres of Excellence for development and prototyping various types
of Mechatronics systems at RCF/Kapurthala and DMW/Patiala;
viii. E-procurement and e-auction to ensure transparency and economy.
ix. Development of a comprehensive web-based databank for land and
asset management database for optimum utilization of our resources.
x. Issuing paperless railway receipts;
xi. Extend web based system of allotment of iron ore rakes to coal
xii. Run double-stack container trains from Gujarat ports to the major
ICD at Gurgaon.
Green Initiatives
48. Madam, railways are always environment friendly and are considered
evergreen. It is also the most fuel efficient mode of transport. Therefore, I have
declared 2011-12 as the “Year of Green Energy”. I would like to share some
of the green measures taken by the railways:-
i. Free supply of 14 lakh CFLs to railway households and phasing out of
incandescent lamps.
ii. Regenerative braking in Mumbai EMUs
iii. Windmill at ICF, Chennai
iv. Production of locos with ‘hotel load converter’
v. Increase use of solar energy at LC gates, stations etc.
vi. Use of bio-diesel, CNG and LNG in locos, workshops etc.
Passenger/Rail Users’ Amenities
49. Madam, for passengers a fresh thrust has been given to improve the
amenities and provide better experience at stations. In the last two years, we had
announced the upgradation of 584 stations as Adarsh Stations, out of which 442
stations will be completed by March 2011. The remaining will be completed in
50. Upgradation of stations would provide safe drinking water, pay & use
toilets, high-level platforms, better accessibility for the physically challenged
among many other facilities at these stations. I would like to assure all the
hon’ble members that all the suggestion for Adarsh stations given by them have
been included in the following list of 236 stations. I will be happy to receive
suggestions from the hon’ble members to add more stations.
Abhaipur, Acharya Narendra Dev Nagar, Achhnera, Alipurduar court,
Alipurduar Jn., Ambalgram, Ambernath, Ambikapur, Anara, Asoknagar Road,
Azimganj Jn., Baghdogra, Bagula, Bahadurpur, Baharu, Bahirgachhi,
Bahirpuya, Bahraich, Balagarh, Bala Mau, Balarambati, Balgona, Ballalpur,
Bamangachhi, Bamangram Halt, Bamanhat, Banarhat, Baneswar, Banka pasi,
Bankimnagar, Banstala, Barabhum, Baragaon, Barasat Jn., Barhni, Barmer,
Barsoi Jn., Basudevpur, Basuldanga, Batasi, Bathnakrittiba, Belakoba,
Beldanga, Beliaghata Rd, Beliatore, Betberia ghola, Bhadaiyan, Bhadrak,
Bhagalpur, Bhagwangola, Bharwari, Bhimgarh, Bidyadharpur, Bishnupur,
Boinchi, Brindabanpur, Buniyadpur, Burnpur, Chanchai, Chamagram, Champa,
Chandanpur, Chatra, Chatterhat, Chengannur, Chintamani, Chirimiri, Chitrakut
Dham Karvi, Chowrigacha, Churu, Dainhat, Darjeeling, Daryabad, Dasnagar,
Deoria Sadar, Deulti, Dhatrigram, Dhubulia, Dhulabari, Dildarnagar, Diva,
Dubrajpur, Dumurdaha, Durgachak, Eklakhi, Ettumanur, Falakata, Fatehpur,
Fatehpur Sikri, Gadadharpur, Gandhigram, Ghanpur, Ghoksadanga, Ghoragata,
Ghum, Gidhni, Gobra, Guntur, Gurap, Harishdadpur, Harishchandrapur,
Hasimara, Hindmotor, Hotar, Hridaypur, Hubli, Jabalpur, Jaganath Temple
Gate, Jakhalabandha, Jalor, Jamikunta, Janai road, Jangaon, Jessore road,
Jhantipahari, Jodhpur, Jorhat Town, Joychandipahar, Kahalgaon, Kaikala,
Kalchini, Kalinagar, Kaliyaganj, Kamakhyaguri, Kamareddi, Kanjiramittam,
Kanthi, Karimnagar, Kathgodam, Kathua, Khagraghat Rd., Khajuraho,
Khalilabad, Khemasuli, Khurja Jn., Kiraoli, Kishanganj, Kolar, Korba, Kotshila,
Kulpi, Kumbakonam, Kunda Harnam Ganj, Kurukshetra, Kuruppantara,
Labpur, Lohapur, Loknath, Lower Parel, Madarihat, Madhusudanpur, Majhdia,
Malatipur, Malda Court, Malkajgiri, Manendragarh, Manigram, Maninagar,
Mararikulam, Matigara, Mayiladuturai, Meerut City, Meghnagar, Mollarpur,
Mulanturutti, Murarai, Nabadwip Ghat, Nabagram, Nagore, Nagrakata,
Naimisharanya, Nandakumar, Narendrapur, Navsari, New Alipurduar, New
Bhuj, New Cooch Behar, Old Malda, Palla road, Palsit, Panagarh,
Pandaveswar, Panjipara, Patranga, Patuli, Phusro, Piravam Road, Pirtala,
Prantik, Quilandi, Raghunathpalli, Raigarh, Raipur, Rajbandh, Rajgoda,
Rajnandgaon, Ramrajatala, Rangiya, Ratangarh, Remount road, Rudauli,
Rupnarayanpur, Sabarmati, Sadulpur, Sagardighi, Sakoti Tanda, Salanpur,
Salboni, Salem, Sambre, Sankrail, Santaldih, Sardiha, Sasthankotta, Satna,
Shahganj, Shalimar, Sidlaghatta, Simlagarh, Sirathu, Sitapur Cantt., Sivok,
Sohawal, Sonada, Srinivaspura, Sukna, Sultanpur, Talit, Thanabihpur, Tildanga,
Tiruppur, Tuticorin, Udhna, Vaikam Road, Vasco-da-gama, Vellarakkad.
51. Though railways have announced the setting up of number of world class
stations, not much headway could be achieved because of their high costs. We
are taking a relook at the parameters and guidelines to provide what will suit
Indian passengers best. This work will definitely be taken up in the coming
52. Out of the 160 MFCs announced, a few are completed and few are in the
process of completion. I have given a special target to complete all the MFCs
next year. I propose to set up more MFCs with budget hotels at Bangarpet,
Secunderabad, Amethi, Ramnagar, Ajmer, Chandigarh, Amritsar,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kamakhya, Gaya, Rae Bareli, Deoghar, Varanasi,
Bhubaneswar, Vellore, Kanyakumari, Srinagar, Sasaram, Bhagalpur, Panipat,
Bhuj, Anand, Arsikere, Birur, Neemach, Ratlam, Azamgarh, Ujjain, Adra,
Midnapore, Tamluk, Purulia, Thakurnagar, Sagardighi, Jangipur, Bahrampur,
Nabadwip, Kulti, Bolapur, Diamond Harbour, Naihati, Kanchrapara, Hajipur,
Islampur and Rohtak.
53. Some of the measures taken/proposed to be taken to improve passenger
amenities are:-
i. Introduction of a pan-India, multi-purpose “Go-India” smart card on a
pilot basis. This will be one single window package for the passenger to
seamlessly pay for tickets for long distance, suburban, metro etc.
journeys. The card can be used in booking counters, vending machines,
internet etc.;
ii. Two new coaching terminals at Nemam and Kottayam in Kerala, one in
Mau Nath Bhanjan in Uttar Pradesh and another in Dankuni, West
iii. Better accessibility at stations for physically challenged customers;
iv. Extension of Rail Yatri Sevaks with modern trolleys to six more
stations: New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and
v. A new portal for e-ticketing by Centre for Railway Information
Systems (CRIS) is ready and will be launched shortly. Booking of tickets
through this portal would be cheaper with a charge of only ` 10 for AC
classes and ` 5 for others;
vi. Provision of internet access on Howrah-Rajdhani Express as a pilot
vii. Extension of Train Management System to New Delhi, Bangalore,
Secunderabad, Ahmedabad and Lucknow stations to provide information
on running of trains,
viii. Introduction of advance booking of retiring rooms.
54. Madam, I propose to introduce a new Super AC class of travel. The
new class will provide improved comfort and features and more exclusivity.
Golden Rail Corridor
55. Madam, I am happy to announce that pre-feasibility study for the western
leg (Delhi-Mumbai) of the Golden Rail Corridor would start early next year.
The study is being undertaken with help from Japan, with the objective of
raising speed of passenger trains to 160-200 kmph. Similar studies will be
initiated for other corridors including Mumbai-Kolkata, Chennai-Bangalore,
Delhi-Jaipur and Ahmedabad-Mumbai.
56. Madam, our employees are our biggest asset and it is they who keep the
wheel of progress moving. Some of the measures I propose to take for their
welfare are:-
i. Expand the scope of Liberalized Active Retirement Scheme for
Guaranteed Employment for safety category staff by enhancing the
existing criteria of grade pay from `1,800/- to `1,900/-.
ii. Considering the Indian family structure and values, extending medical
facilities to both dependent father and mother of railway
iii. Increasing the scholarship for the girl child of gangmen and group
‘D’ employees to `1,200 per month for higher education.
iv. Setting up of a Railway Vidyalaya Prabandhan Board (RVPB) to
improve quality of education to children studying in 269 railway
schools. The Board will draw up a plan for improving the physical and
educational infrastructure of these schools to be implemented in a time
frame of three years.
v. In order to provide easy access to medical facilities in remote and
inaccessible areas for our employees, it is proposed to provide 20
Medical Road Medical Vans at different locations to begin with.
vi. I am happy to report that all the proposed 20 hostels for children of
railway employees have been commissioned and another 20 would
be set up next year.
57. Madam, my Ministry is undertaking restructuring of all the cadres in
the railways to afford adequate promotional opportunities to the officers and
58. Madam, after the new recruitment policy announced last year,
recruitment process has already been set in motion for filling the vacancies of
about 1.75 lakh in Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ posts. Steps have also been taken
to fill up about 13,000 posts in Railway Protection Force. These mega
recruitment drives will cover the backlog of SC/ST/physically handicapped
59. I am happy to inform that for the first time, railways are inducting 16,000
ex-servicemen by end of March 2011. As also announced last year, we are also
recruiting more than 1,200 ex-servicemen in RPF. It is our humble tribute to our
brave jawans who defend our borders.
koi sikh koi jaat maratha
koi gurkha koi madrasi
sarhad par marnevaala
har veer tha bhaaratvasi
jo shaheed hue hain unki
jara yad karo kurbani….
60. To enhance skills of our frontline staff in dealing with the customers, a
training centre is proposed to be started at Kharagpur. Also multidisciplinary
training centres would be set up at Dharwad, Kolkata and Pune
including an exclusive international centre at Agra. A new basic Training
Centre at Kurseong is proposed to cater to the needs of Northeast Frontier
Railway including Darjeeling - Himalayan Railway.
Setting up of Polytechnics
61. I am happy to announce that five Polytechnics will be set up at Varanasi,
Machlandpur, Vadodara, Bhilai and Hubli-Dharwad under MOU with Ministry
of Human Resource Development. This will also contribute towards the
national mission of skill development.
62. As the hon’ble members are aware, railways have always provided
congenial and enabling environment for breeding of sports talent in the country.
I take great pride in reporting that railway sportspersons brought 25 medals
(including 13 Gold of the 38 won by India) in the recently held Commonwealth
Games, 2010. The excellent performance of railway sportspersons continued in
the Asian Games also with a contribution of 7 out of 14 Golds for India.
Railways also ran a special Commonwealth Express which was visited by 8
lakh people.
63. Madam, railways will continue to strengthen the sports infrastructure and
open more sports academies, stadia and multi-purpose halls. It is also proposed
to create a separate sports cadre so that their aspirations are fully met.
Promotion of Cultural Activities
64. Madam, you will agree that the Railway family cannot isolate itself from
the cultural field. Therefore, I have formed a Cultural Promotion Board to
boost the cultural activities across the length and breadth of the country which
will be railways’ efforts to preserve and promote the diverse and rich cultural
heritage of the nation.
65. To commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath
Tagore, on 9th May, 2010, a special exhibition train, “Sanskriti Express”, was
launched. It is showcasing artistic works, philosophy and teachings of Gurudev.
The train has been moving across the country and has been visited by more than
24 lakh people in 18 states so far.
66. At the invitation of our beloved Sheikh Hasina, Hon’ble Prime Minister
of Bangladesh, this train is set to go on a cultural exchange programme to
Bangladesh according to their convenience. I am thankful to her for suggesting
‘Sonar Tori’ as the name of the train. I wholeheartedly accept her suggestion.
67. Several other special exhibition trains such as “Mother Express” a
tribute to Mother Teresa on her birth centenary and “Aurobindo Express” have
also been run to disseminate the message of these great personalities. In
addition, running of “Vivekananda Express” will be extended for two years up
to his 150th birth anniversary in 2013. We have also run a “Technology
Express” to spread the awareness of science and technology among youth and
Financial Performance
68. Madam Speaker, I have no hesitation in informing this august House that
Indian Railways are passing through a very difficult phase. The year 2009-10
was challenging for the railways. Implementation of the 6th Pay Commission’s
recommendations increased the expenditure on staff and pension by an
unprecedented 97%. The latest assessment of Pay Commission’s impact reveals
an additional expenditure of `73,000 crore during the XI Plan period. This has
heavily impacted our internal generation for plan investment. However, by
prudent financial management, we have not only paid the full dividend for
2009-10, but also achieved an operating ratio of 95.3%. In fact, if we do not
take pay commission arrears into consideration, which rightfully are liabilities
of previous financial years, the operating ratio would have been 84% even with
payment of higher salaries and pension. If the salaries and pension are also kept
at the earlier levels, the operating ratio comes down even further to 74.1%.
69. The testing times for the railways continue in 2010-11 due to the impact
of allowances and several post-budgetary factors. On the earnings side,
disruption of train movements has resulted in a loss of about `1,500 cr and
another `2,000 cr due to the ban on export of iron ore. As a result, the loading
target had to be reduced by 20 million tonnes to 924 million tonnes. However,
in the revised estimates, goods earnings have been retained at the budget level
based on trends of higher yield per NTKM. The total gross earnings have now
been fixed at `94,742 cr which is `177 cr higher than the budget. With the
reduced traffic suspense clearance of `98 cr, Gross Traffic Receipts is higher
than the budget target by `75 cr at `94,840 cr.
70. On the expenditure side, two hikes in the rates of HSD oil and increased
electricity tariff in some states, higher DA rates and excise duty rates, as well as
impact of unanticipated higher salary and allowances, raised the requirement by
`5,700 cr. I am proud to say that we will save `3,700 cr by our economy drive
and other austerity measures. Next year we will save more. Ordinary Working
Expenses has now been fixed at `67,000 cr, an increase of `2,000 cr over
Budget Estimate. After providing for `5,700 cr and `14,500 cr towards
Depreciation Reserve Fund and Pension Fund respectively in the Revised
Estimates, the Total Working Expenses are likely to be `87,200 cr. Accounting
for full dividend liability of `4,917 cr, the “Excess” comes to `4,105 cr. The
revised operating ratio works out to 92.1% which would have been 72.8% with
pre-pay commission salaries. The revised plan outlay has been kept at `40,315
71. Madam, I would like to thank all the Parliamentary Committees including
the Railway Convention Committee for their full support.
Budget Estimates, 2011-12
72. Madam, I shall now deal with the Budget Estimates for 2011-12.
73. On the basis of freight traffic projection of 993 million tonnes and
passenger growth of 6.4% over 2010-11, the Gross Traffic Receipts are
estimated at `1,06,239 cr assuming a clearance of `200 crore from traffic
suspense. Madam, for the first time, railways’ earnings are set to exceed the
rupees one lakh crore mark. Ordinary Working Expenses have been assessed
at `73,650 cr. This represents an increase of 9.9% over Revised Estimates of
2010-11 to cater for annual increments of salaries, DA, higher requirement for
fuel and materials for increased level of activity and lease payments. The
appropriation to Pension Fund is placed at `15,800 cr and to Depreciation
Reserve Fund at `7,000 cr compared to `5,700 cr in the Revised Estimates,
2010-11. Total Working Expenses therefore are placed at `96,450 cr. A
provision of `6,735 cr has been made for dividend payment leaving an “Excess”
of `5,258 cr to be utilized for Development Fund and Capital Fund. The
expected Operating Ratio is 91.1%.
74. With this, I hope the railways will soon emerge stronger, leaving behind
the impact of the Pay Commission and engage fully in the revival of its
financial health.
Hamara Mushkil Daur Gujar Chuka Hai
Aur Hum Din-o-din Majboot Hote Jayenge
(Tough times are now over and Railways,
will grow from strength to strength from here)
Metropolitan Projects
75. Madam, Indian Railways have only one metro i.e. Kolkata Zonal Metro
Railway. We are proud of it. As a full-fledged zone, Kolkata Metro is
expanding its network. A core committee has been set up to closely monitor the
progress of ongoing works for the speedier completion of the following
i. Naopara to Barasat via Bimanbandar
ii. Baranagar to Barrackpore and Baranagar to Dakshineswar
iii. Dum-Dum Airport to New Garia via Rajerhat
iv. Joka to BBD Bagh via Majerhat
76. The entire section from Mahanayak Uttam Kumar (Tollygunge) to Kavi
Subhash (New Garia) has been commissioned. Every day over 5 lakh
passengers utilize the metro services.
77. It is also proposed to take up the following new surveys for new
connectivity of Kolkata metro:-
i. Joka-Diamond Harbour
ii. Baruipur - Kavi Subhash
iii. Howrah Maidan to Srirampur via Dankuni and Singur
iv. Howrah Maidan – Belur
v. Howrah Maidan – Santragachi – Dhulagarh
vi. Joka-Mahanayak Uttam Kumar
vii. Barrackpore to Kalyani
78. It is also proposed to introduce 34 new services in Kolkata Metro in the
coming year.
79. Railways are committed to continue the partnership with Maharashtra for
strengthening Mumbai’s suburban system.
80. I am happy to inform the august House that for the first time, 20-car
MEMU trains have been introduced on Northern Railway during 2010-11 to
reduce overcrowding.
Integrated Suburban Railway Networks
81. Madam, India is witnessing rapid urbanization putting great pressure on
our cities and towns. Transport infrastructure will be a key to their growth and
sustenance. I propose the development of integrated suburban railway networks
in large cities like Mumbai, bringing together suburban railway, metro railway
and other rail infrastructure under a single integrated system which will provide
faster, efficient, affordable and comfortable transportation to the citizens. To
begin with, I plan to introduce this concept in those cities where suburban
system exists, such as Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, and Chennai. We
propose to strengthen the suburban system of Hyderabad-Secundeabad by
implementing six projects under MMTS Phase II.
82. Madam, Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) has helped bring
enormous improvements in Mumbai’s suburban system. I now wish to bring
about a similar transformation to the suburban transport system of the other
megalopolis of the country, Kolkata. For a 100 km and more around Kolkata,
the lives of the people are inexorably linked with activities, trade and industry
of the city. There is a great need to upgrade the entire suburban system of
Kolkata with better, faster and more number of services including 15-car trains.
83. I am aware that such improvements need substantial finances. Railways
have limited resources. Therefore, I propose to set up Kolkata Rail Vikas
Corporation (KRVC) on the lines of MRVC, which will raise funds through
banks and other financial institutions, Municipal Corporation and other
stakeholders. I believe, this single measure will kick start Kolkata’s return to its
days of glory. Similar corporations can be considered for congested suburban
systems in other states.
Production Units
84. I must complement all the Production Units who have performed well in
2009-10. I am happy to report that CLW has turned out the first locomotive
with ‘hotel load converter’ to meet power requirement of coaches and pantry
car. The capacity of Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) is being augmented to
300 locos. It has also indigenized GM locomotives to bring the cost down.
Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs)
85. All the eleven Railway PSUs have performed well in 2009-10 with a
turnover of more than `15,000 cr, earning a net profit of `1,782 cr. These PSUs
paid a dividend `311.88 cr to the railways.
86. At present physically handicapped persons are not entitled for
concessions on Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. It is proposed to extend the
concession facility to them in these trains also.
87. Press correspondents are now entitled to avail 50% concession with
family once in a year. It is proposed to increase this facility to twice a year.
88. It is proposed to extend the facility to the Kirti and Shaurya Chakra
awardees of travelling in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.
89. In case of unmarried posthumous Param Vir Chakra and Ashok
Chakra gallantry award winners of armed forces, it is proposed to extend the
facility of card passes to the parents.
90. At present the concession for senior citizens is extended to both men and
women at 60 years of age. I propose to reduce this in case of women to 58
years. I also do not want to annoy the men, and therefore, propose to increase
their concession from 30% to 40%.
Wagon Procurement
91. Madam, adequate supply of wagons is a pre-condition to fulfilling ever
increasing demand for rail transport. The august House would be happy to
know that a record procurement of 16,500 wagons is being done in the current
year. We have also kept a higher target of 18,000 wagons for the next year.
Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC)
92. Madam, the main loan agreement for phase I of Western Corridor of DFC
with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been signed and
bidding process for civil and track work has commenced. For the Eastern
Corridor, the appraisal by World Bank for Khurja-Bhaupur section would be
carried out next month. I am extremely happy to announce that work from
Dankuni end on the eastern corridor has already started. We want to complete
the DFC project by December, 2016 as scheduled.
93. As hon’ble members are aware, land is a sensitive issue. With the
objective of reducing the number of land losers, we have made efforts to bring
the alignment of the DFC parallel to the existing railway network and thereby
using 12,000 acres from railways’ land bank. It has also reduced the
requirement of land acquisition by 2,718 acres resulting in a saving of about
`300 cr.
New Lines
94. Madam, as I mentioned earlier, all the 114 socially desirable projects
which have been surveyed recently, will be included in the 12th Plan and
financed through the proposed Pradhan Mantri Rail Vikas Yojana.
95. In my last budget speech, 33 new line sections covering 1,021 km were
identified for completion as compared to less than 200 km normally. I am
happy to inform the House that we have taken a giant leap in completion of new
lines projects. The progress of laying new lines will be further accelerated and
in the year 2011-12, we are confident of exceeding a milestone of laying of
1,000 km of new lines. The sections which have either been completed or will
be completed during 2010-11 are:-
1. Chandurbazar-Narkhed
2. Deogarh- Dumka
3. Mandarhil – Hansdiha
4. Bhawanipatna-Junagarh
5. Barkakhana-Kuju
6. Nawadih –Dhanwar
7. Tarn Taran-Goindwal
8. Lalitpur-Udaipura
9. Mahrajganj - Bishunpur Mahuari
10. Ajmer-Pushkar
11. Jagityal- Mortad
12. Khanapur- Homnabad
13. Salem – Namakkal
14. Ramaganjmandi - Jhalawar
15. Lonand-Phaltan
16. Rampurhat- Pirargarhia
17. Deoghar – Chandan
18. Khurda Road – Begunia
19. Phulwarisharif-Patliputra
20. Jhajjar-Rohtak
21. Abohar-Fazilka
22. Agra-Fatahabad-Bah
23. New Coochbehar-Golakganj
24. Nossam- Banaganapalli
25. Vishnupuram- Jahanpad
26. Gadwal-Pandurangswami Nagore – Karaikkal
27. Matnasibpur - Masagram
96. The target of 800 km for Gauge Conversion was fixed for 2010-11 and I
am happy to inform the house that this target will be met. The sections which
have either been completed or will be completed during 2010-11 are:-
1. Krishnanagar - Shantipur
2. Sitamarhi-Bairgania
3. Kaptanganj - Thawe
4. Katihar-Tejnarayanpur
5. Mavli-Nathdwara
6. Mayiladuturai - Tiruvarur
7. Anandapuram-Talguppa
8. Bodeli-Chottaudepur
9. Bardhman – Balgona
10. Aunrihar – Jaunpur
11. Aluabari-Siliguri
12. Ratangarh-Bikaner
13. Dindigul - Palani
14. Tirunelveli - Tenkasi
15. Bharuch-Samni-Dahej
97. The target for Doubling was fixed as 700 km for the year 2010-11 and I
am happy to inform the august House that this target will be met. Sections
which have either been completed or will be completed during 2010-11 are as
1. Pen-Kasu
2. Dhanauri – Kiul
3. Kalinarayanpur – Biranagar
4. Nalikul – Tarkeswar
5. Pandabeswar – Chinpai
6. Umeshnagar-Khagaria of Begusarai-Khagaria
7. Targena-Jehanabad
8. 4th line between Kottavalasa-Simhachalam
9. Chakki Block Hut-Chakki Bank
10. Tundla – Yamuna Bridge
11. Khalilabad – Munderwa
12. Mau – Indara
13. Malda-Old Malda
14. Netravati - Kankanadi
15. Ennolre - Attipattu
16. Barbil-Barajamda doubling
17. Champa Bypass Line
18. Mysore-Naganahalli
19. Devanur-Ballakere
20. Part of Udhna-Jalgaon
21. Gandhidham-Kandla Port
22. Palwal - Bhuteshwar third line
23. Rajathgarh-Barang
24. Nancherla-Aspari
25. Kamalapuram-Muddanuru
26. Part of Panskura- Kharagpur
27. Panvel-Apta
28. Barasat – Sondalia
29. Baruipur – Magrahat
30. Khamargachi – Jirat
31. Karhagola-Kursela of Semapur-Kursela
32. Begusarai-Lakho of Begusarai-Khagaria
33. Sasan-Rengali
34. Budhi-Kathua
35. Panki-Bhaupur- 3rd line
36. Bankata - Bhatni
37. Govindnagar - Basti
38. New Guwahati-Digaru
39. Harsauli-Rewari
40. Mavelikkara - Chengannur
41. Kayankulam - Haripad
42. Adra-Joychandipahar doubling
43. Ramangaram-Settihalli
44. Mugad-Kambarganvi
45. Kalapipal-Phanda
46. Gandhidham-Adipur
47. Part of Bilaspur-Urkura
48. Khurda-Barang
49. Guntakal – Raichur
50. Gooty – Pullampet
51. Kondapuram-Tadipatri
52. Salkaroad-Anuppur doubling
98. The new lines sections covering 1,075 km proposed to be completed in
2011-12 are:-
1. Admednagar-Narayandoh
2. Gokulnagar-Mayonapur
3. Dumka-Shikaripara
4. Biraul-Kusheshwarsthan
5. Koderma-Barhi-Hazaribagh-Mandu-Kuju
6. Runisaidpur-Jubbasani
7. Part of Talcher-Bimalgarh
8. Pandu Pindara-Bhaibwa
9. Bhind-Etawah
10. Bishnupur-Mahuari-Mashrakh
11. Bhatni-Chauria
12. New Mal Jn. to Changrabandha
13. Harmuti-Naharlagun
14. Namakkal-Karur
15. Angamalli-Kaladi
16. Raichur-Pandurangaswamy
17. Nossam-Banaganapalle
18. Devarakadra-Krishna
19. Kanivehalli-Chikmagalur
20. Hirisave-Shravanabelagola
21. Talpur-Arambagh
22. Banka-Karjhusa Halt
23. Ajimganj-Jiaganj
24. Part of Daniawan-Biharsharif
25. Part of Dhanawar-Giridih
26. Kosi Bridge
27. Morinda-Khamnano
28. Part of Udaipura-Mawai Fatehabad-Bah
29. Etawah-Mainpuri
30. Bathua Bazar-Panchdeori
31. Paniyahwa-Chhitauni
32. Part of New Coochbehar-Golakganj
33. Dausa-Deedwana
34. Walajah Road-Ranipet
35. Metpally-Armoor
36. Homnabad-Hallikhed
37. Banaganapalli-Nandyal
38. Deshpran-Nandigram
39. Sakrayapanta-Kanivehalli
40. Part of Lalitpur-Khajrao-Satna, Khajuraho-Mahoba & Rewa-
99. Madam, a target of 1,017 km has been fixed for Gauge Conversion in
2011-12 including the following sections:
1. Krishnanagar-Nawadwipghat
2. Murliganj-Banmankh
3. Chauradano-Raxaul
4. Anandnagar-Naugarh
5. Rangiya-Rangapara North
6. Ratangarh-Sardarsahar
7. SriganganganagarHanumangarh
8. Palghat-Pollachi
9. Nidamangalam-Mannargudi
10. Ankeleshwar-Rajpipla
11. Madhepura-Murliganj
12. Bairgania-Chauradano
13. Bareilly-Lalkuan
14. Naugarh-Barhni
15. New Malda Junction-New Maynagori Road
16. Sikar-Churu
17. Palani-Pollach
18. Mahamadurai-Virudhnagar
19. Kolar-Chintamani
20. Ratlam-Fatehabad
100. The following sections covering 867 km are proposed to be doubled in
2011-12 are as under:-
1. Apta-Pen
2. Jirat-Guptipara
3. Chandpara-Bongaon
4. Dakshin Barasat-Lakshmikantapur
5. Chandrapur-Bhandaridih
6. Korukonda-Vizianagaram
7. Palwal-Ballabgarh
8. Jakhal-Mansa
9. Chauri Chaura-Baitalpur
10. Burhwal-Jhangirabad
11. Banas-Swarupganj
12. Manchiriyal-Mandamari
13. Gokulpur-Midnapur Doubling
14. Muri-Muri Outer with Bridge
15. Tikiapara-Santragachi
16. CPH-Bye pass
17. Ballakere-Birur
18. Vyara-Chinehpada
19. Kasu-Roha
20. Guptipara-Ambika Kalna
21. Ghutarisharif-Canning
22. Magrahat-Diamond Harbour
23. Jharsuguda-Rengali
24. Kottavalsa-Kantakapali
25. Tughlakabad-Faridabad
26. Domingarh-Sahjanwa
27. Baitalpur-Bhatni
28. Keshavganj-Sirohi
29. Part of Chengalpattu-Villupuram
30. Raghavapuram-Peddampet
31. Dumetra-Champajharan
32. Banspani-Jaroli
33. Kalumna-Nagpur
34. Maddur-Hanakere
35. Birur-Ajjampur
101. In the last two budgets, I had announced 251 updating surveys/new
surveys for new lines/gauge conversion/doubling. Of these, the following 190
surveys have been completed or will be completed by the end of this financial
year. These lines will also be taken up in the 12th Plan:-
1. Bhadrachallam-Kovvur
2. Hyderabad-Gazwal-Siddipet-Sircilla-Jagityal
3. Nizamabad-Ramagundam
4. Barwadih-Chirimiri
5. Raipur-Jharsuguda
6. Pendra Rd-Korba/Gevra Rd
7. Bhavnagar-Mahuva
8. Patiala-Kurushetra
9. Panipat-Meerut
10. Bahadurgarh-Jhajjar
11. Hisar-Sirsa via Agroha, Fatehabad
12. Bilaspur to Leh via Kullu & Manali
13. Una-Jaijon Doaba
14. Jogindernagar to Mandi
15. Parwanoo-Darlaghat
16. Baramulla-Kupwara
17. Jammu-Poonch via Akhnoor, Rajouri,
18. Kathua-Basoli-Bhadarwah-Kishtwar
19. Barajamda-Tatina
20. Bhojudih-Mohuda
21. Hansdiha-Godda
22. Kandra-Namkom
23. Raigarh-Mand Colliery to Bhupdeopur
24. Ranchi-Kandra
25. Gadag-Harihar
26. Tumkur-Davangere
27. Madurai-Kottayam
28. Erumeli-Punalur-Trivendrum
29. Barpeta Road-Tihu.
30. Jogighopa to Silchar via Panchratna
31. Murkongselek-Pasighat
32. Naginimora-Amguri
33. Rangpo-Gangtok
34. Salna-Khumtai
35. Sarthebari – Changsari
36. Tuli-Tuli Road
37. Gunupur-Theruvali
38. Puri-Konark
39. Yamunanagar-Patiala
40. Una-Hoshiarpur
41. Jagadhri-Paonta Sahib-Rajban
42. Beas-Kapurthala
43. Qadian-Beas
44. Devli-Tonk-Sakatpura
45. Dindigul-Kumli
46. Rameswaram-Dhanushkoti
47. Amethi-Shahganj via Sultanpur
48. Diamond Harbour-Budge Budge- Akra
49. Pandabeshwar- Ikra
50. Ikra-Churulia- Gourandi
51. Bongaon- Kalyani
52. Ranaghat- Duttapulia
53. 3rd line between Krishnanagar- Naihati
54. Lucknow-Lakhimpur-Pilibhit via Sitapur
55. Kapilvasthu- Basti via Bhansi
56. Tanakpur- Bageshwar
57. Kanti- belda
58. Digha- balichak
59. Marikuppam- Kuppam
60. Nangli- Chittoor
61. Ahmedabad-Botad & Dhasa-Jetalsar
62. Rajkharswan-Ranchi
63. Hasnabad-Samshernagar
64. Arambagh-Khana
65. Canning-Gosaba via Basanti
66. Kakdweep-Sagar-Kapilmuni
67. Dullabcherra-Cheraji
68. Mandir Bazar-Ramganga
69. Chalsha-Jhaldhaka
70. Ghatakpukur-Minakhan
71. Bilara-Bar
72. Baruipara-Furfura Sharif-Arambagh
73. Ratlam-Banswara-Dungarpur
74. Krishnanagar-Nabadwipghat extension to BB loop
75. Machhlandpur-Swarupnagar
76. Sainthia-Chowrigacha via Kandi
77. Yamuna Nagar-Chandigarh via Sadhaura, Naraingarh
78. Singur-Nandigram
79. Dabwali-Kalanwali via Sirsa
80. Mirik-Gangtok
81. Joynagar-Raidigi
82. Madurai-Ernakulam (Cochin)
83. Dantewara-Malkangiri
84. Alamatti-Kopal
85. Medak-Akkanapet
86. Madhuban-Giridih
87. Ajmer-Sawaimadhopur via Tonk
88. Sambalpur-Behrampur
89. Rajkot- Viramgam
90. Chhindwara-Nainpur-Mandla Fort
91. Ahmedpur-Katwa
92. Nagbhir-Nagpur
93. Tala-Princepghat-Majerhat
94. Secunderabad-Mahboobnagar
95. Sahibganj-Bhagalpur
96. Sambhal-Gajraula
97. Daurala-Bijnor via Hastinapur
98. Chandigarh-Dehradun via Jagadhari
99. Rishikesh-Doiwala
100. Roorkee-Haridwar
101. Hasnabad-Pratapadityanagar
102. Chaparmukh-Dibrugarh
103. Dangri-Dhola
104. Dehradum-Kalsi
105. Port Blair-Diglipur
106. Pandurangpuram-Bhadrachalam
107. Pattancheru - Adilabad
108. Jagdalpur-Dantewara
109. Bhavnagar-Tarapore
110. Kharhagola-Santhalpur
111. Kaithal-Karnal
112. Bilaspur-Rampur Bushahr
113. Udhampur/Katra - Bhairawah, Doda to Kishtwar
114. Gua-Manoharpur
115. Jhajha-Giridih via Sonuchakai
116. Lohardaga-Korba
117. Nawadah-Giridih via Satgawan
118. Tori-Chatra
119. Almatti - Yadgir
120. Dhule-Amalner
121. Jalna-Khamgaon
122. Wardha-Katol
123. Warora-Umrer
124. Ramtek-Gotegaon via Sioni
125. Baran-Shivpuri
126. Lalabazar-Vairengte
127. Lekhapani-Kharsang
128. Rupai-Parashuramkund via Mahadevpur, Namsai, Chingkham
129. Jeypore-Malkangiri
130. Navrangpur-Jeypore
131. Patiala-Jakhal/Narwana via Samana
132. Ajmer-Kota
133. Jaisalmer-Barmer
134. Nokha-Sikar
135. Pushkar-Merta
136. Sardarshahr-Hanumangarh
137. Jolarpettai-Hossur via Krishnagiri
138. Etah-Kasganj
139. Sitapur-Bahraich
140. Haridwar-Kotdwar-Ramnagar
141. Ramnagar-Chaukhutiya
142. Kharagpur-Dhankuni
143. Nasik Dahanu Road
144. Hamirpur- Hamirpur Road
145. Phaphund- Kounch
146. Bharatpur-Deeg-Kama- Kosi
147. Jogigopa to Guwahati via Barpetta- Sarthebari
148. North Lakhimpur- Along -Silapathar
149. Guwahati- Lumding-Tinsukhia- Dibrugarh doubling
150. Hastinapur - Meerut
151. Bacharwan-Lalganj
152. Piran Kaliyar Sharif- Haridwar
153. Sirhind - Nangal Dam
154. Bhiwani- Loharu- Pilani- Churu
155. Pushkar - Merta
156. Digha- Raichak-Kulpi
157. Shahganj-Unchahar via Sultanpur, Amethi, Salon
158. Bongaon-Bagdaha
159. Banspani-Bimalgarh-Barsuan
160. Dankuni-Jorgalpara-Furfura Sharif-Jangipara-Bargachia
161. Chikballapur-Sri Satya Sai Prashanthi Nilayam
162. Balurghat-Hilly
163. Salboni-Jhargram via Lalgarh, Belpahari
164. Digha-Jaleswar-Puri
165. Bishnupur-Mukutmonipur
166. Gadag-Haveri
167. Samsi-Dalkhola
168. Krishnanagar-Beharampore via Chapra, Karimpur
169. Gadag-Wadi
170. Tarakeshwar-Magra restoration
171. Shimoga-Harihar
172. Kaliyaganj-Buniadpur
173. Panskura-Ghatal-Chandrakona and Ghatal-Arambagh
174. Anekal Road-Bidadi
175. Namkhana-Bakkhali
176. Pune-Nasik
177. Yadagir-Shahapur-Shorapur-Muddebihal-Alamatti
178. Nanded-Bidar
179. Ramnagar-Chaukhutiya
180. Vishnupuram-Vinukonda
181. Erumeli-Pathanamthitta-Punalur-Thiruvananthapuram
182. Bolangir-Nawapada
183. Mokama-Ara
184. Rewari-Hissar
185. Dankuni-Bally 3rd line
186. Bibinagar-Nallapadu
187. Krishnanagar-Lalgola
188. Bandel-Saktigarh 3rd line
189. Jhansi-Kanpur
190. Rampurhat-Ghumani 3rd line
Rail Tourism
102. We have planned for rail business with Ministry of Tourism. If
successful this year, we will expand the partnership. To improve look of twenty
railway stations and its approaches, the cost will be shared on 50:50 basis. The
stations are Hyderabad, Hospet, Agra, Rae Bareli, Belur, Varanasi, Kamakhya,
Haridwar, Dooars, Gaya, Madurai, Tarapith, Thiruvananthapuram, Furfura
Sharief, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Nanded, Puri, Tarakeshwar, Rameshwaram,
Tirupati, Guwahati, Jaipur and Ajmer.
Suburban Services
103. With a view to further enhancing the carrying capacity of suburban
services in Mumbai area, 47 additional services on the Thane-Vashi, Thane-
Panvel, Borivali-Virar, Andheri-Virar, Bandra-Virar and Churchgate-Borivali
sections will be run. It is also proposed to augment 107 suburban services in
Mumbai area from the present 9 car EMUs to 12 Car EMUs.
104. In Chennai area, it is proposed to run 9 additional services on Chennai
Beach-Gummidipundi, Gummidipundi-Chennai Central, Avadi -Chennai
Beach, Chennai Central-Tiruvallur, Tiruvallur-Chennai Central, and Chennai
Beach- Tambaram is proposed to be extended to Chengalpattu.
105. To strengthen the suburban services in Kolkata area, 50 new services will
be introduced including from Howrah-Uluberia, Howrah-Midnapur, Howrah-
Kharagpur, Howrah-Singur, Howrah-Memari, Howrah-Barddhaman, Howrah-
Haripal-Tarakeswar, Howrah-Kolaghat, Howrah-Sarupnagar, Sealdah-
Canning/Jaynagar Majilpur, Sealdah-Kakdwip-Namkhana, Sealdah-Sonarpur,
Sealdah-Baruipur-Diamond Harbour, Sealdah-Barasat-Hasnabad, Sealdah-
Thakurnagar, Sealdah-Barasat-Bongaon, Sealdah-Naihati-Ranaghat-Gede,
Sealdah-Shantipur-Krishnanagar, Sealdah-Kalyani, Sealdah-Barrackpore,
Sealdah-Budge-Budge, Sealdah-Dankuni, Bongaon-Ranaghat-Shantipur,
Howrah-Seoraphuli-Bandel and Sealdah-Basirhat. It is proposed to introduce at
least two suburban services in each of the above sections.
106. It is also proposed to introduce running of peak time local to BBD Bagh
from Bongaon/Krishnanagar. Two non-stop trains between Bardhaman &
Howrah are also proposed.
107. In Secunderabad area, it is proposed to run 10 additional services on
Falaknuma – Lingampalli, Lingampalli – Hyderabad, and Hyderabad –
Falaknuma sections. 83 sub-urban services in Secunderabad area will be
augmented from the present 6-car to 9-car services.
108. In Delhi area, it is proposed to run 2 additional services on Delhi –
Ghaziabad section.
Duronto trains
109. The following new Duronto trains are proposed to be introduced:
i. Allahabad-Mumbai AC Duronto (bi-weekly)
ii. Pune- Ahmedabad AC Duronto (tri-weekly)
iii. Sealdah – Puri non AC Duronto (tri-weekly)
iv. Secunderabad- Visakhapatnam AC Duronto (Tri-weekly)
v. Madurai- Chennai AC Duronto (Bi-weekly)
vi. Chennai - Thiruvananthapuram AC Duronto (Bi-weekly)
vii. Mumbai Central- New Delhi AC Duronto (Bi-weekly)
viii. Nizamuddin-Ajmer non-AC Duronto(Bi-weekly)
ix. Shalimar – Patna Duronto (Tri-weekly)
Double Decker AC
110. AC double-decker services are proposed to be introduced on the
following routes:
i. Jaipur- Delhi
ii. Ahmedabad-Mumbai
Shatabdi Express
111. The following new Shatabdi Express trains will be introduced:
i. Pune -Secunderabad
ii. Jaipur-Agra
iii. Ludhiana - Delhi
112. Increase in frequency of Duronto services
i. Mumbai CST-Howrah Duronto Express from 2 days to 4 days (12261/12262)
ii. Mumbai- Ahmedabad Duronto Express from 3 days to daily (12267/12268)
iii. Sealdah–New Delhi Duronto Express from 2 days to 5 days (12259/12260)
iv. Nagpur- Mumbai CST Duronto Express from 3 days to daily (12289/12290)
v. Howrah -Yesvantpur Duronto Express from 4 days to 5 days (12245/12246)
Vivek Express
113. To mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda which will be
celebrated in 2013, I propose to introduce new trains called “Vivek Express”.
The first four such trains will be introduced on the following routes:
i. Dibrugarh- Thiruvanthapuram-Kanniyakumari Express (weekly) via
ii. Dwarka-Tuticorin Express (weekly) via Wadi
iii. Howrah-Mangalore Express (Weekly) via Palghat
iv. Bandra (T)- Jammu Tawi Express (Weekly) via Marwar-Degana- Ratangarh-
Jakhal- Ludhiana
Kavi Guru Express
114. We are celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Kavi Guru Rabindranath
Tagore this year. As our homage to the great poet, I propose to run the
following Kavi Guru Express trains:
i. Howrah-Azimganj Express (daily) via Sagardighi
ii. Guwahati- Jaipur Express (weekly) via Kasganj – Faizabad – Gorakhpur -
iii. Howrah-Bolpur Express (daily)
iv. Howrah-Porbander Express (weekly)
Rajya Rani Express
115. I propose to introduce a new set of trains connecting state capitals with
important cities/towns in those states:
i. Sawantwadi Road - Mumbai Express (daily)
ii. Saharsa - Patna Intercity Express (daily)
iii. Meerut- Lucknow Intercity Express (daily)
iv. Mysore - Bangalore Express (daily)
v. Damoh - Bhopal Intercity Express (daily)
vi. Silghat – Dhubri Intercity Express (tri-weekly via Guwahati – Kokrajhar -
vii. Bankura – Howrah Express (tri-weekly)
viii. Nilambur Road – Thiruvananthapuram Link Express (daily)
ix. Jharsuguda – Bhubaneswar Express (tri-weekly)
x. Manmad – Mumbai Express (daily) via Nasik
Janam Bhoomi Gaurav
116. Madam, to take forward our efforts of promoting rail tourism, I propose
to launch special tourist trains called “Janam Bhoomi Gaurav”. These special
trains connecting important historical and educational places, will run on the
following routes:
i. Howrah - Bolpur - Rajgir (Nalanda) – Pataliputra (Patna) - Varanasi
(Sarnath) - Gaya- Howrah
ii. Bangalore-Mysore-Hassan (Space Facility, Belur, Halebid,
Shravanbengola)- Hubli-Gadag (Hampi) - Bijapur (Gole Gumbaz) -
iii. Chennai-Puduchcheri-Tiruchichirappali-Madurai-Kanniyakumari-
Thiruvanthpuram-Ernakulam -Chennai
iv. Mumbai-Ahmedabad-(Lothal)-Bhavnagar(Palitana)-(Alang)-Gir-
Express trains
117. I propose to introduce following new express trains:
1. Raebareli-Jaunpur Express (daily)
2. Tirupati-Amravati Express (bi-weekly) via Akola, Nizamabad, Gooty,
3. Asansol-Gorakhpur Express (weekly) via Chhapra, Siwan
4. Nagpur -Kolhapur Express (bi-weekly) via Kurduwadi, Latur road, Purna,
5. Malda Town-Digha Express(weekly) via Rampurhat
6. Pune-Nanded Express(weekly) via Latur
7. Visakhapatnam- Koraput Intercity Express (5 days a week) via Vizianagram
8. Howrah-Secunderabad Express(weekly) via Kharagpur
9. Mumbai- Chandigarh Express(weekly) via Phulera-Ringus- Gurgaon-
10. Bardhaman – Rampurhat Express (tri-weekly)
11. Bikaner- Delhi Superfast Intercity (daily) via Ratangarh
12. Hyderabad- Darbhanga Express (weekly) via Muri-Jharsuguda-Nagpur
13. Howrah – Tirupati Express (weekly)
14. Narsapur- Nagarsol Express(bi-weekly) via Secunderabad, Nizamabad
15. Puri-Shalimar Express(weekly)
16. Ranchi- Pune Express (bi-weekly) via Bilaspur
17. Shalimar-Udaipur Express(weekly) via Katni, Kota
18. Chennai- Shirdi Express (weekly) via Bangalore
19. Coimbatore- Tuticorin Link Express (daily)
20. Howrah-Mysore Express (weekly) via Gondia, Adilabad
21. Yesvantpur- Mysore Express (daily)
22. Digha-Visakhapatnam Express(weekly)
23. Mysore- Chennai Express (weekly)
24. Ahmedabad- Yesvantpur AC Express (weekly) via Hubli, Bijapur
25. Bhavnagar- Kochuvelli Express (weekly) via Panvel, Madgaon
26. Gorakhpur- Yesvantpur Express (weekly) via Faizabad, Kanpur, Bhopal,
27. Bhuj- Dadar Express(bi-weekly)
28. Kolkata-Ajmer Express(weekly) via Asansol
29. Jabalpur- Indore Intercity Express (tri-weekly) via Guna, Bina
30. Porbander- Kochuveli Express (weekly) via Panvel, Madgaon
31. Kolkata-Agra Express(weekly) via Kasganj, Mathura
32. Lucknow- Bhopal Express (weekly)
33. Varanasi-Singrauli Intercity Express (daily)
34. Nagpur – Bhusawal Express (tri-weekly ) via Itarsi – Khandwa
35. Puri-Gandhidham Express(weekly) via Durg
36. Howrah-Visakhapatnam Express(weekly)
37. Guwahati-Dimapur Express(Daily)
38. Howrah – Darbhanga Express (weekly)
39. Vasco-Velankani Express(weekly)
40. Bilaspur-Ernakulam Superfast(weekly)
41. Digha-Puri Express (weekly)
42. Jodhpur-Delhi Express (bi-weekly) via Degana, Ratangarh
43. Kharagpur-Viluppuram Express (weekly) via Vellore
44. Udaipur-Bandra(T) Express(tri-weekly) via Ratlam
45. Purulia –Viluppuram Express (weekly) via Midnapore, Kharagpur, Vellore
46. Asansol – Gonda Express (weekly) via Chhapra, Mau, Shahganj, Ayodhya
47. Delhi – Puducherry Express (weekly)
48. Asansol – Tatanagar Exppress (tri-weekly) via Purulia
49. Indore- Kota Intercity Express (daily) via Ruthiyai
50. Bhagalpur – Ajmer Express (weekly)
51. Howrah-Jaisalmer Express(weekly) via Rae Bareli, Ratangarh, Lalgarh
52. Ernakulam – Bangalore Express (weekly)
53. Mangalore – Palghat Intercity Express (daily)
54. Varanasi – Ahmedabad Express (weekly) via Ajmer
55. Howrah-Nanded Express (weekly)
56. Hardwar – Ramnagar Link Express (tri-weekly)
Passenger services
118. The following new passenger services will be introduced:
1. Delhi- Garhi Harsaru-Farukhnagar Passenger (daily)
2. Kendujhargarh- Bhubaneswar Fast Passenger ( 5 days a week)
3. Koraput- Bolangir-Sambalpur Passenger (daily)
4. Barkakhana- Dehri-on-Sone Passenger(daily)
5. Jodhpur- Hissar Fast Passenger (daily)
6. Tirupati- Guntakal Passenger (daily)
7. Coimbatore- Mettupalayam Passenger (6 days a week)
8. Bhuj- Palanpur Passenger (daily)
9. Silghat- Chaparmukh Passenger (daily)
10. Siliguri-Dinhata Passenger (daily)
11. Abohar – Fazilka passenger (daily)
12. Bilaspur-Katni Passenger (daily)
13. Raipur – Korba Passenger (daily)
119. Following new DEMU services will be introduced:
1. Gondia -Ballarshah
2. Vasai road-Diva
3. Ratlam-Neemuch
4. Ratlam-Chittaurgarh
5. Sealdah – Jangipur
6. Ahmedabad-Patan
7. Bangalore Cantt-Bangarpet
8. Dharmapuri-Bangalore
9. Marikuppam-Bangarpet
10. New Jalpaiguri-Balurghat
11. Falaknuma-Medchhal
12. Mriyalguda-Nadikudi
13. Kacheguda-Raichur
14. Raichur-Gadwal
15. Radhikapur- New Jalpaiguri
16. Jalna-Nagarsol
17. Nizamabad-Secunderabad
18. Kacheguda-Mriyalguda
19. Baripada-Bangariposi
20. Sealdah - Bhagwangola - Lalgola
21. Kolar-Bangalore
22. Krishnanagar – Behrampore Court
120. The following MEMU services will also be introduced:
1. Ranchi-Asansol
2. Ernakulam – Kollam (via Alappuzha)
3. Vasai Road-Panvel
4. Bangarpet -Koppam
5. Falaknuma-Bhongir
6. Midnapore - Jhargram
7. Kollam - Nagercoil
8. Jhargram-Purulia
Extension of trains:
121. The run of the following trains will be extended:
1. Chhindwara-Gwalior Express to Delhi (11101/11102)
2. Jhansi-Chhindwara Express to Delhi (11103/11104)
3. Udaipur-Gwalior Express to Khajuraho (12965/12966)
4. Solapur- Gadag Express to Hubli (11423/11424)
5. Jabalpur-Nagpur Express to Amravati (12159/12160)
6. Nizamuddin- Bapudham Motihari Express to Muzaffarpur (12211/12212)
7. Jammu Tawi-Sonpur Express to Muzaffarpur (12491/12492)
8. Lucknow- Allahabad Express to Vindhyachal (14209/14210)
9. Chandigarh- Jaipur Garib Rath Express to Ajmer (12983/12984)
10. Indore-Ajmer Express to Jaipur (19655/19656)
11. Lucknow- Saharanpur Express to Chandigarh (15011/15012)
12. Chennai Egmore –Nagore Express to Karaikal (16175/16176)
13. Visakhapatnam-Nizamabad Express to Nanded (18509/18510)
14. Sambalpur- Nizamabad Express to Nanded (18309/18310)
15. Mysore- Shimoga Town Express to Talguppa (16205/16206)
16. Valsad- Vadodara Express to Dahod (12929/12930)
17. Surat- Bhavnagar Express to Mahuva (19025/19026)
18. Sultanpur – Ajmer Express to Ahmedabad (19603/19604)
19. Ajmer-Kishanganj Express to New Jalpaiguri (19601/19602)
20. Mumbai-Allahabad Express to Faizabad via Jaunpur, Shahganj (12563/12564)
21. Yesvantapur-Mangalore Express to Karwar (16515/16516)
22. Saharanpur- Delhi to Farukh Nagar (14546/14545)
23. Lucknow – Bhopal Express to Pratapgarh (12183/12184)
24. Delhi- Shahjahanpur Passenger to Sitapur Cantt. (54075/54076)
25. Moradabad- Chandausi Passenger to Bareilly (54311/54312)
26. Hajipur- Phulwaria Passenger to Bathua Bazar (55221/55222)
27. Hajipur- Thawe Passenger to Kaptanganj (55007/55008)
28. Nagercoil- Thiruvanthapuram Passenger to Kochuvelli (56318/56317)
29. Hyderabad- Wadi Passenger to Gulbarga (57135/57136)
30. Hubli- Bijapur Passenger to Solapur (56909/56910)
31. Nagda- Kota Passenger to Ratlam (59803/59802)
32. Ambala – Una DEMU to Amb Andaura (74991/74992)
33. Ambala – Amritsar DEMU to Kurukshetra (74645/74646)
Increase in frequency of trains
122. The frequency of the following trains will be increased:
1. New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express from 6 days to daily (12015/12016)
2. Nagpur- Ahmedabad Express from weekly to bi-weekly (11453/11454)
3. Nizamuddin -Dehradun AC Express from 6 days to daily (12205/12206)
4. Secunderabad -Bikaner Express from weekly to bi-weekly (17037/17038)
5. New Delhi- Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express from 6 days to daily (12423/12424)
6. Jaipur- Pune Express from weekly to bi-weekly (12939/12940)
7. Rourkela- Bhubaneswar Express from 6 days to daily (18105/18106)
8. Bangalore- Hubli Jan Shatabdi Express from 6 days to daily (12079/12080)
9. Habibganj- Jabalpur Jan Shatabdi Express from 6 days to daily (12061/12062)
10. Delhi Sarai Rohilla- Udaipur Chetak Express from 4 days to daily
11. Indore- Udaipur Express from 3 days to daily (19657/19658)
12. Rajkot- Porbander Express from 3 days to daily (19571/19572)
13. Mumbai CST- Mangalore Express from 3 days to daily (12133/12134)
14. Chennai-Tiruchendur Express from weekly to daily (16735/16736)
15. Surat- Amravati Fast Passenger from 2 days to 3 days (59025/59026)
16. Thiruchchirappalli- Karur Passenger from 6 days to daily (76835/76836)
17. Shoranur- Eranakulam Passenger from 6 days to daily (56607/56608)
Special Trains
123. Railways often have to meet large spikes in the demand for passenger
traffic during vacations, festivals, Kumbh or other melas etc. In the current year,
we already operated 130 pairs of additional special trains which made 36,000
trips. In the coming summer season, it is planned to operate 8,000 trips to
handle the rush, and a total of 40,000 for the whole year. This not only helps
railways to achieve a healthy growth in passenger earnings but also satisfies to a
large extent the seasonal travel demands. Preparations to cater to the expected
massive demand by pilgrims during ‘Maha Kumbh Mela’ in 2013 are being
New Lines
124. I propose to take up the following new line projects in 2011-12:-
1. Murkongselek-Pasighat
2. Rae Bareli – Akbarganj
3. Somnath – Kodinar
4. Joynagar – Durgapur
5. Sultanpur – Amethi
6. Mateswar – Memari
7. Itahar to Raiganj
8. Bankura – Purulia
9. Mellacheruvu – Janpahad
10. Bhangankhali and Basanti
11. Bongaon and Poramaheshtala
12. Irphala to Ghatal
13. Nadikudi-Srikalahasti
14. Baruipara to Furfura
15. Madurai-Tuticorin
16. Kalikapur and Minakhan via Ghatakpur
17. Tumkur-Davangiri
18. Chandranagar to Bakkahali
19. Whitefield-Kolar
20. Kakdwip and Budhakhali
21. Bira to Chakla
22. Ratlam-Banswara-Dungarpur
23. Basanti – Jharkhali
24. Barabani – Churulia
25. Shimoga-Harihar
Gauge Conversion
125. The following new gauge conversion works are proposed to be taken up
next year:
i. Baraigram-Dulabchera
ii. Shapur – Saradiya
iii. Karimganj – Mahisasan
iv. Mehsana – Taranga Hill
v. Lucknow-Pilibhit via Sitapur, Mailani
vi. Miyagam-Dabhoi-Samlaya
126. The following new doubling works are proposed to be taken up this
1. Kalyan-Kasara - 3rd line
2. Rae Bareli – Utratia
3. Bhusawal-Jalgaon - 3rd line
4. Bhagalpur-Pirpainti
5. Ambari Falakata to New Mainaguri
6. Doubling across bridge no. 16,18 & 19 between Kathua-Madhopur
7. Rewari- Manheru
8. Guriya-Marwar & Karjoda-Palanpur
9. Guntur-Tenali
10. Kumblam-Thuravur
11. Plassey-Jiaganj
12. 3rd line between Bandel & Boinchi
13. 3rd line between Sainthia-Tarapith
14. Simhachalam - Gopalapatnam bye-pass line
15. Patch doubling of Aunrihar-Manduadih section
16. Doubling across Beas Bridge between Mirthal-Bhangala
17. Rani – Keshav Ganj
18. Ajmer –Bangurgram
19. Omalur – Metturdam - Patch doubling
20. Toranagallu-Ranjithpura
21. Shivani – Hosdurga Road
22. 3rd line between Boinchi & Shaktigarh
23. Kharagpur-Gokulpur
24. Kirandul –Jagdalpur
25. Parbhani-Mudkhed
26. Vijaywada – Gudivada – Bhimavaram - Narasapur and Gudivada –
27. Bina-Kota
28. Viramgram-Samalkhiali
Project Implementation
127. Hon’ble members have been expressing their anguish over delays in
project execution and non-utilisation of funds allotted for works. I fully
appreciate their grievances. Therefore, I propose to set up a Central
Organization for Project Implementation (COPI) with offices in Delhi,
Kolkata, Mumbai and Bangalore, each headed by an officer of GM rank. COPI
will also ensure uniformity of systems and methodologies, follow the best
practices and optimize on resources. Core groups in the four offices will
monitor and ensure the funds allocated to different projects are fully utilized and
not surrendered or diverted and projects completed in a time-frame. They will
also ensure accountability and fix responsibility for non-performance.
New Line Surveys
128. On the basis of requests received from the hon’ble members, state
governments and others, the following surveys are proposed to be taken up in
1 Bitragunta - Donakonda
2 Adilabad - Armoor
3 Bronachalam - Bellary
4 Poddatur – Yerraguntla
5 Karimnagar – Hassanparthi
6 Patancheru – Adilabad
7 Bhadrachalam Road – Visakhapatnam
8 Dimapur-Tizit
9 Bapudham Motihari - Riga
10 Dhamtari - Kanker
11 Rail connectivity to Jowai(Jaintia Hills) with Lokro
12 Dahod - Nathdwara
13 Rail connectivity to Santalpur, Suigam, Vav, Sanchor, Radhanpur
14 Taranga - Abu Road via Ambaji
15 Rail connectivity to Gariawar Taluka in Bhavnagar
16 Surat -Hazira
17 Viramgam -Sankheshwer
18 Daman -Nasik
19 Nadiad -Tarapur -Kheda -Matar
20 Tarapur –Mahemadabad
21 Ahmedabad -Khedbrahma - Ambaji
22 Mahesana -Harij -Radhanpur
23 Vejalpur –Botad
24 Jakhal - Hissar
25 Alwar - Charkhi Dadri
26 Ghatshila – Ranchi
27 Simri Bakhtiyarpur - Bihariganj
28 Thakazhy-Tiruvalla
29 Tumkur-Chamarajnagar
30 Kolhapur – Dharwar
31 Ramganjmandi – Neemuch
32 Laji - Kirnapur
33 Farrukhabad - Shahjahanpur upto Mailani
34 Damoh - Hatanagar - Khajuraho
35 Pandra Road-Gotegaon(Shreedham).
36 Rail connectivity to Fatehabad-Chandravatiganj with Ratlam-Indore project
37 Chhindwara – Sagar
38 Rail connectivity of Kolhapur to Konkan Railway
39 Additional suburban line on Virar - Diva - Panvel section
40 Fast corridor on Harbour Line
41 Bye-pass line from Chudawa - Basmat Station
42 Paradip Port - Dhamara Port
43 Bhadrachalam - Kharagpur through Koraput-Talcher-Baripada
44 Rajmahendri - Raipur
45 Salem - Karaikal via Perambalur, Mayiladuthurai
46 Rajpura Junction – Chandigarh
47 Dharamkot - Moga
48 Barmer-Palanpur
49 Jaisalmer-Kandla
50 Nagore – Falaudi
51 Mannargudi - Pattukkottai
52 Tirupati to Nagore via Kancheepuram.
53 Balrampur - Khalilabad
54 Gwalior - Shahjahanpur via Fetehabad, Katana, Rajpur, Jalalabad
55 Manakpur - Madarsah Majar
56 Barabanki - Fatehpur via Deva
57 Kasganj - Etawah via Mainpuri
58 Hasnabad - Machalandapur
59 Kushinagar- Kapilvastu (Nepal)
60 Ghughli - Anandnagar via Maharajganj
61 Dibrugarh-Dangri via New Tinsukia Town
62 Cuddaph - Hindupur via Kadiri
63 Kannur - Mattannur
64 Nandyal - Atmakur via Mahanandi
65 Parumamilla-Bakrapet
66 Thellapur - Patancheru
67 Rail connectivity to Dondi Lohara
68 Sabarmati - Abu Road
69 Palanpur - Bhuj
70 Bhildi – Jodhpur
71 Dhrangadhara -Santalpur
72 Palanpur -Ambaji -Abu Road
73 Dhanera -Goradu
74 Tahrad -Vav -Suigam
75 Bharuch -Dahej -Jambusar
76 Rail linkage for Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor in Gujarat
77 Gandhinagar-Prantij
78 Nadiad-Dholka
79 Pirpainti - Jasidih
80 Koppal-Singanur
81 Tiruvalla - Ranny -Pampa
82 Kozhikode-Beypore
83 Nanjangode-Nilambur Road
84 Jabalpur-Udaipura-Sagar
85 Katangi-Tarodi
86 Kolhapur - Rajapur
87 Nagar -Kalyan
88 Karad - Belgaum via Nipani
89 Karaikal - Teralam
90 Karaikal - Sarkazi
91 Nandigram-Hijli Pirbaba via Jelingham
92 Sriperambudur-Guduvanchery with spur to Irun Kattukottai - Avadi-
93 Sausar - Pandhurana
94 Talasserry-Mysore
95 Shillong-Chandranathpur
96 Sivok-Mirik
97 Tirap-Lekhapani
98 Silghat-Tezpur
99 Bagnan - Shyampur
100 Hyderabad-Srisailam
101 Secunderabd-Karimnagar via Siddipet
102 Rohtak - Hansi via Meham
103 Ramagundam-Renigunta
104 Sivok-Kalimpong
105 Katwa-Karimganj
106 Nandakumar-Moyna(Bolai Panda)
107 Belda-Narayangarh
Gauge Conversion Surveys
129. Following surveys are proposed to be taken up in 2011-12:-
1. Gwalior - Degond
2. Katosan Bahucharaji-Ranuj
3. Hapa-Dahisar
4. Veraval-Dhasa Jn via Talala-Visavadar-Khijadia
Doubling Surveys
130. Following surveys are proposed to be taken up in 2011-12
1. Pune - Lonavala 3rd line
2. Gutti - Dharmavaram with electrification
3. Rajkot-Viramgam
4. Ahmedabad-Junagarh
5. Rajkot-Surendranagar
6. Birur-Shimoga
7. New Bongaigaon-Rangiya-Kamakhya
8. Irugur-Podanur
9. Macherla-Nadikude
10. Virar - Ahmedabad 3rd line
11. New Bongaigaon-Kamakhya via Goalpara Doubling
12. Ahmedabad-Palanpur
13. Rohtak-Bhiwani
14. Hubli-Bangalore
15. Podanur - Palghat 3rd line
16. Ernakulam-Shoranur 4th line
Railway Electrification
131. The hon’ble members will be happy to know that railways would exceed
the original XI Plan target of 3,500 route-km of electrification. In 2011-12, the
following sections covering around 1,000 km are proposed to be electrified:-
i. Vizianagaram-Rayagada-Titlagarh-Raipur
ii. Rosa-Sitapur-Burhwal
iii. Alwar-Rewari
132. In addition to the above, feasibility study for the electrification of the
following sections will be undertaken:
i. Ahmedabad – Palanpur – Phulera – Ringus – Rewari - Delhi including
Kandla / Mundra Port – Gandhidham - Bhildi-Palanpur and
ii. Amla-Chindwara-Kalumna
133. Madam, I have already outlined the road map, the railways will take in
future. My mind is always with the common people. Railways provide the only
affordable mode of long distance travel. I do not want to further burden them
this year. That is why on behalf of the government I have not increased the
fares for the last two years despite all pressures on our finances.
134. With these words, Madam, I commend the Railway Budget for 2011-12
to the House.

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this year for sure there would be a pandora's box for the states going in for elections this summer!!!..

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Old January 23rd, 2011, 03:57 PM   #7
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btw, when is railway budget, AFAIK Union Budget is on 28/2..right?

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Old January 23rd, 2011, 04:00 PM   #8
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btw, when is railway budget, AFAIK Union Budget is on 28/2..right?
yep, union budget is what people ought to be discussing about.

Edit: Railway budget is on 25th I guess.
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 04:04 PM   #9
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Wishlist for entire IR::: Note: pls use, coloumn 2 to note station code with station name.

Starting of construction of following new lines-
Ambala-dehradun via paonta sahib
Wadi jn- Bijapur
Jeypore- Malkangiri (orissa)
Pune-rajgurunagar-ahmednagar (ANG)- BEED
JJJ-Una himachal
Rewa- Sidha
Kurnool town to Macherla

VM-MV-TPJ-MDU (urgent)

Gauge conversions:
Agartala-Lumding, Lumding-silchar,bhairabi,Jiribam.

New trains:

Mumbai-delhi (specific: BCT to NDLS): time 3.40 pm-8.00 am (biweekly)
howrah-guwahati (read:: SDAH-KYQ) (biweekly)
Delhi-Patna (read:: ANVT-RJPB)

Mumbai-bangalore via mangalore (biweekly SF)
mumbai CST- Thal daily passenger
BCT- Rajkot Superfast (12 hrs journey) (triweekly)
Pune- Madgaon overnight intercity (daily)
AWB-RN express (triweekly)
KRPU- R express (daily)
SBC-JAT weekly via SC, NGP, NDLS, ASR. slip coaches of this train to DDN
New rajdhani from Delhi to madgaon via NGP,akola,purna, parbhani, Latur, Kurudwadi, Miraj, Belgaum, Gonda, Vasco- biweekly.
New shatabdi from PUNE to ST

Extend & regularise:
Kongu exp to ASR
Any one swarna jayanti to CDG
Regularise BKN-DDR SF Spl and extend to SGNR
Regularise Pune-SC Spl with 3 CC, 4 2S, 3 GN
Regularise Delhi sarairohilla -Ratangarh spl and extend to BKN on guage conversion
GHY-LEDO express to Lekhapani on 1 side and APDJ on other & rename it to assam express
R-Kesinga express to Bhawanipatna
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this is railway forum i guess!!...though taxes are more which hurts us on our purse!!!

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Old January 23rd, 2011, 07:38 PM   #11
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shorten the distance from Kanyakumari/TVM/Kochi to Mysore/Bangalore

The viable route is Nilambur-Wayanad-Nanjangud

The route is like this: Nilambur Road - Vythiri - Kalpatta - Meenangadi - Sulthan Bathery - Muthanga - Mulhole - Maddur - Gundlupet - Begur - Nanjangud .

This will shorten distance from Kanyakumari/TVM/Kochi to Mysore/Bangalore
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Starting of construction of following new lines-

1. Bilaspur - Leh
2. Kalyan - Ahmednagar
3. Nashik - Dahanu
4. Ranchi- Tatanagar

New Trains

1. Delhi Puducherry Rajdhani
2. Mumbai Puducherry
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Extend BANGALORE - KACHEGUDA Express to MYSORE so that two tourist destinations can connect to each other

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What happend to this New Lines & New Trains

New Lines that were announced last budget


Bharat Tirth Trains that were announced last budget

Howrah-Chennai-Puducherry-Madurai- Rameshwaram-Kanyakumari-Bangalore-Mysore-Chennai-Howrah

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scrapping of railway ministry
End of sickularism
Shikayati Tatoo murdabad
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 09:42 PM   #16
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What is the proposed date of coming rail budget?
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 09:44 PM   #17
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A very rapid electrification up to Guwahati (at least up to Rangiya) from Khana or Azimganj is urgently required.
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scrapping of railway ministry
and mamta going hysterical in the parliment and jumping on the speaker who in turn adjourns Lok sabha and calls for an emergency session , where it is decided that Railways will be entirely privatized.
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Provide escalators for Rly Stations

provide escalators in budget 2011 for Rly station, at-least State Capitals we need it
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