Railway Doubling Projects in Karnataka
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 953
ANSWERED ON 09.02.2018
Railway projects in Karnataka
953 Dr. Vinay P. Sahasrabuddhe
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) the number of new trains announced and started originating from a place in Karnataka between 2014 and 2017 along with the details thereof;
(b) the number of new railway tracks laid or the work pertaining to them started in Karnataka during 2014-17 along with the details of their progress; and
(c) the average of budget expenditure on various railway projects undertaken in Karnataka during 2009-14 and 2014-17?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) Indian Railways do not operate trains on State-wise basis as Indian Railways operate across State boundaries. However, during the period 2014-17, 28 pairs of trains have been introduced serving the stations located in the State of Karnataka. The details are appended.
(b) During the last three years (2014-15 to 2016-17) & the current year (2017-18), 412 Km of new lines and doubling have been commissioned. As on 01.04.2017, 17 new lines (one new line taken up as part of gauge conversion project out of which gauge conversion is already commissioned) and 13 doubling projects falling fully/partly in the State of Karnataka have been included in the Budget. Out of these, works on 12 new lines and 12 doubling projects respectively are in various stages of execution.
(c) Outlay for the projects falling fully or partly in the State of Karnataka has been Rs.2196.7 crore per year for the period 2014-15 to 2016-17 and `835 crore per year for the period 2009-10 to 2013-14.