27 August 2016

Massive railway infrastructure expansion programme to the tune of Rs. 21,000 crore (approx) approved by the Union Cabinet

 Brief of Projects approved by CCEA
The expansion programme includes 9 projects of track construction for a total length of 1937.38 km with an estimated cost of Rs 20867.24 Cr.
The move will be a big boost to capacity augmentation on the fully saturated golden quadrangle corridors facilitating transportation of freight and passenger traffic in a big way.
The expansion will benefit 11 States across Eastern, Western, Central, Northern and Southern India.
Big fillip envisaged in the transportation of the coal, minerals and steel sector.
The programme to cater for the future traffic growth and will be a big help in removing capacity constraints and improving punctuality.
These projects are urgently needed to meet the traffic requirement projected by Ministry of Coal, Steel and mines, other Ministries and general growth in traffic which is aggregated to cross 1.5 billion Tonnes by 2020 (Broad objective is to create capacity to carry 1.5 billion tones by 2020).
Since July 2015 till date 53 (out of 77) projects for a total length of 5019.11 Kms costing Rs 48555.25 Cr have been approved.
Third line / Fourth line projects approved today are on North South and East West corridors on Golden quadrangle which is fully saturated.
These lines play an important role in transportation of freight and passenger traffic from Eastern and Southern regions to Northern and Western regions and vice versa.
At present number of passenger and goods trains in this section are far more than its capacity, resulting in heavy detention to trains.
These projects are essentially required for removing capacity constraints, reducing detention and to cater for traffic growth in future.
These proposals benefit the States of Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Assam.
Also one project of doubling in North East Frontier region is being taken up to augment its line capacity for smooth running of trains.
There are seven 3rd line, one 4th line and one doubling project.
S. No Name of ProjectTypeCost (Rs in cr.) States covered
1Kharagpur-Adityapur (132 km)3rd line1312.44Jharkhand, West Bengal
2Jharsuguda – Bilaspur (206km)4th line1973.64Odisha ,Chhattisgarh
3Rajnandgaon-Nagpur (228.3km)3rd line1908.51Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra
4Mathura-Jhansi (273.80km)3rd line3677.76
Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan
5Jhansi-Bina (152.57km)3rd line2001.63Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh
6Itarsi-Nagpur (280km)3rd line2449.91Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra
7Ballarshah-Kazipet (201.04km)3rd line2063.03Telengana , Maharashtra
8Vijayawada-Gudur (287.67km)3rd line3246.00Andhra Pradesh
9New Bongaigaon-Kamakhya (Guwahati) via Goalpara (176km)doubling2232.32
Assam
Total  (1937.38km)
20867.24
Construction of third  line between Kharagpur (Nimpura) & Adityapur
Name of the projectConstruction of third  line between Kharagpur (Nimpura) & Adityapur
Length132 Km
Cost 1312.44
Completion Cost1483.36
Completion Period4 years
Mode of fundingExtra Budgetary Resources (Institutional Financing) (EBR/IF)
States AffectedJharkhand, West Bengal
BackgroundKharagpur (Nimpura) & Adityapur (132 km) section forms part of the Howrah-Mumbai Trunk Route i.e. East West Corridor of Golden quadrangle. The present utilization of the section is far above the sectional capacity. The throughput enhancement work of third line will remove the capacity constraint and eliminate traffic bottle necks on this important route and will help in reducing detention and cater for future traffic growth.
Construction of fourth line between Jharsuguda-Bilaspur
Name of the projectConstruction of fourth line between Jharsuguda-Bilaspur
Length206 Km
Cost 1973.64 Cr
Completion Cost2298.31 Cr
Completion Period5 years
Mode of fundingExtra Budgetary Resources (Institutional Financing) (EBR/IF)
States AffectedOdisha, Chattisgarh
BackgroundJharsuguda-Bilaspur section forms part of Howrah-Mumbai trunk route Route i.e. East West Corridor of Golden quadrangle. This section  passing through major industrial areas, coal fields, lime stone and dolomite mines, cement and steel plants.  This line plays an important role in transportation of freight and passenger traffic from Eastern and Southern regions to Northern and Western regions and vice versa.    In order to meet the growth in the freight and passenger traffic, construction of fourth line between Jharsuguda - Bilaspur  is  essential.
Construction of third  line between Rajnandgaon-Nagpur (Kalumna)
Name of the projectConstruction of third  line between Rajnandgaon-Nagpur (Kalumna)
Length228.3 Km
Cost 1908.51
Completion Cost2193.53
Completion
Period5 years
Mode of fundingExtra Budgetary Resources (Institutional Financing) (EBR/IF)
States AffectedChattisgarh, Maharashtra
BackgroundRajnandgaon-Kalumna line forms a part of Howrah-Mumbai trunk route i.e. East West Corridor of Golden quadrangle. It serves freight and passenger traffic from Eastern and Southern regions to Northern and Western regions and vice versa over the country. 3rd line is essential keeping in view the demand caused by accelerated industrial & mining developments in the region.
Construction of third  line between Mathura- Jhansi
Name of the projectConstruction of third  line between Mathura- Jhansi
Length273.80 km
Cost 3677.76 Cr
Completion Cost4377.13 Cr
Completion Period5 ½  years
Mode of fundingExtra Budgetary Resources (Institutional Financing) (EBR/IF)
States AffectedUttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajashthan
BackgroundMathura-Jhansi- section is a BG double line on New Delhi- Mumbai CST route i.e. North South Corridor of Golden quadrangle. This project is essentially required for removing capacity constraints and to cater for traffic growth in future. At present number of passenger and goods trains in this section are far more than its capacity, resulting in heavy detention to trains. This project will enhance capacity, reduce detention and cater for future growth of traffic.
Construction of third  line between Jhansi-Bina
Name of the projectConstruction of third  line between Jhansi-Bina
Length152.57 Km
Cost 2001.63 Cr
Completion Cost2273.84 Cr
Completion Period4 years
Mode of fundingExtra Budgetary Resources (Institutional Financing) (EBR/IF)
States AffectedUttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh
BackgroundJhansi-Bina section is a  BG double line on New Delhi- Mumbai CST route i.e. North South Corridor of Golden quadrangle. This project is essentially required for removing capacity constraints and to cater for traffic growth in future. At present number of passenger and goods trains in this section are far more than its capacity, resulting in heavy detention to trains. This project will enhance capacity, reduce detention and cater for future growth of traffic.
Construction of third line between Itarsi-Nagpur
Name of the project3rd line between Itarsi-Nagpur
Length280 Km
Cost 2449.91
Completion Cost2882.94
Completion Period5 years
Mode of fundingExtra Budgetary Resources (Institutional Financing) (EBR/IF)
States AffectedMadhya Pradesh, Maharashtra.
BackgroundItarsi-Nagpur route is a BG double electrified line serving Passenger as well as Goods traffic from North to South i.e. North South Corridor of Golden quadrangle. The line capacity utilization of the section is saturated and running of additional Mail/Exp. & Goods traffic over the section cause detention to the trains. To cope up with the public demands and to have smooth movement of goods traffic, it is essential to construct 3rd line between Itarsi - Nagpur section (267 km) including Dharakoh-Maramjhiri Ghat Section (12.75 km) .
Third line between Ballarshah - Kazipet
Name of the project3rd line between Ballarshah - Kazipet
Length201.04 Km
Cost 2063.03
Completion Cost2403.22
Completion
Period5 years
Mode of fundingExtra Budgetary Resources (Institutional Financing) (EBR/IF)
States AffectedMaharashtra , Telengana
BackgroundBallarshah-Kazipet third line is a part of the New Delhi-Chennai Grant trunk route and Golden quadrangle. The section between Ballarshah- Kazipet has reached saturation level .The section is extremely important from goods loading point of view with Fertililser, Cement, Coal  sidings and Thermal Power plants in the area. Keeping in view the growth in freight and passenger traffic, third line between Ballarshah- Kazipet (201.04 Km) is essential as it will greatly ease the ever increasing freight traffic.
Construction of third  line between Vijayawada Jn  &  Gudur Jn
Name of the projectConstruction of third  line between Vijayawada Jn  &  Gudur Jn
Length287.67 Km
Cost 3246 Cr
Completion Cost3875.68 Cr
Completion Period5 ½ years
Mode of fundingExtra Budgetary Resources (Institutional Financing) (EBR/IF)
States AffectedAndhra Pradesh
BackgroundVijayawada Junction-Gudur Junction line is a part of Golden quadrangle. This section serves freight trains catering to demands of various loading points.  Food grains to southern states are moved through this section.  Besides this, goods traffic from Krishnapatnam and nearby ports will increase in the section necessitating construction of Vijayawada Junction-Gudur Junction 3rd line
New Bongaigaon-Kamakhya via Goalpara doubling
Name of the project New Bongaigaon-Kamakhya via Goalpara doubling
Length176 km
Cost 2232.32 Cr
Completion Cost2586.85 Cr
Completion Period5  yearsM
ode of fundingGross Budgetary Support (GBS).
States AffectedAssam
BackgroundThe single Main Line section from New Bongaigaon to Kamakhya via Goalpara is an alternative route to New Bongaigaon – Kamakhya via Rangiya linking Guwahati.  The line capacity utilization of the BG single line section is already over-saturated.  Most of Gauge Conversion projects in NE Region have been commissioned and work on Bogibeel Bridge is being expedited.  With the commissioning of Bogibeel Bridge, traffic in the project section will increase manifold. Thus, doubling of New Bongaigaon-Kamakhya via Goalpara also needs to be taken up to augment its line capacity for smooth running of trains through the section in NF region.

 Brief of Projects approved by CCEA
The expansion programme includes 9 projects of track construction for a total length of 1937.38 km with an estimated cost of Rs 20867.24 Cr.
The move will be a big boost to capacity augmentation on the fully saturated golden quadrangle corridors facilitating transportation of freight and passenger traffic in a big way.
The expansion will benefit 11 States across Eastern, Western, Central, Northern and Southern India.
Big fillip envisaged in the transportation of the coal, minerals and steel sector.
The programme to cater for the future traffic growth and will be a big help in removing capacity constraints and improving punctuality.
These projects are urgently needed to meet the traffic requirement projected by Ministry of Coal, Steel and mines, other Ministries and general growth in traffic which is aggregated to cross 1.5 billion Tonnes by 2020 (Broad objective is to create capacity to carry 1.5 billion tones by 2020).
Since July 2015 till date 53 (out of 77) projects for a total length of 5019.11 Kms costing Rs 48555.25 Cr have been approved.
Third line / Fourth line projects approved today are on North South and East West corridors on Golden quadrangle which is fully saturated.
These lines play an important role in transportation of freight and passenger traffic from Eastern and Southern regions to Northern and Western regions and vice versa.
At present number of passenger and goods trains in this section are far more than its capacity, resulting in heavy detention to trains.
These projects are essentially required for removing capacity constraints, reducing detention and to cater for traffic growth in future.
These proposals benefit the States of Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Assam.
Also one project of doubling in North East Frontier region is being taken up to augment its line capacity for smooth running of trains.
There are seven 3rd line, one 4th line and one doubling project.
S. No Name of ProjectTypeCost (Rs in cr.) States covered
1Kharagpur-Adityapur (132 km)3rd line1312.44Jharkhand, West Bengal
2Jharsuguda – Bilaspur (206km)4th line1973.64Odisha ,Chhattisgarh
3Rajnandgaon-Nagpur (228.3km)3rd line1908.51Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra
4Mathura-Jhansi (273.80km)3rd line3677.76
Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan
5Jhansi-Bina (152.57km)3rd line2001.63Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh
6Itarsi-Nagpur (280km)3rd line2449.91Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra
7Ballarshah-Kazipet (201.04km)3rd line2063.03Telengana , Maharashtra
8Vijayawada-Gudur (287.67km)3rd line3246.00Andhra Pradesh
9New Bongaigaon-Kamakhya (Guwahati) via Goalpara (176km)doubling2232.32
Assam
Total  (1937.38km)
20867.24
Construction of third  line between Kharagpur (Nimpura) & Adityapur
Name of the projectConstruction of third  line between Kharagpur (Nimpura) & Adityapur
Length132 Km
Cost 1312.44
Completion Cost1483.36
Completion Period4 years
Mode of fundingExtra Budgetary Resources (Institutional Financing) (EBR/IF)
States AffectedJharkhand, West Bengal
BackgroundKharagpur (Nimpura) & Adityapur (132 km) section forms part of the Howrah-Mumbai Trunk Route i.e. East West Corridor of Golden quadrangle. The present utilization of the section is far above the sectional capacity. The throughput enhancement work of third line will remove the capacity constraint and eliminate traffic bottle necks on this important route and will help in reducing detention and cater for future traffic growth.
Construction of fourth line between Jharsuguda-Bilaspur
Name of the projectConstruction of fourth line between Jharsuguda-Bilaspur
Length206 Km
Cost 1973.64 Cr
Completion Cost2298.31 Cr
Completion Period5 years
Mode of fundingExtra Budgetary Resources (Institutional Financing) (EBR/IF)
States AffectedOdisha, Chattisgarh
BackgroundJharsuguda-Bilaspur section forms part of Howrah-Mumbai trunk route Route i.e. East West Corridor of Golden quadrangle. This section  passing through major industrial areas, coal fields, lime stone and dolomite mines, cement and steel plants.  This line plays an important role in transportation of freight and passenger traffic from Eastern and Southern regions to Northern and Western regions and vice versa.    In order to meet the growth in the freight and passenger traffic, construction of fourth line between Jharsuguda - Bilaspur  is  essential.
Construction of third  line between Rajnandgaon-Nagpur (Kalumna)
Name of the projectConstruction of third  line between Rajnandgaon-Nagpur (Kalumna)
Length228.3 Km
Cost 1908.51
Completion Cost2193.53
Completion
Period5 years
Mode of fundingExtra Budgetary Resources (Institutional Financing) (EBR/IF)
States AffectedChattisgarh, Maharashtra
BackgroundRajnandgaon-Kalumna line forms a part of Howrah-Mumbai trunk route i.e. East West Corridor of Golden quadrangle. It serves freight and passenger traffic from Eastern and Southern regions to Northern and Western regions and vice versa over the country. 3rd line is essential keeping in view the demand caused by accelerated industrial & mining developments in the region.
Construction of third  line between Mathura- Jhansi
Name of the projectConstruction of third  line between Mathura- Jhansi
Length273.80 km
Cost 3677.76 Cr
Completion Cost4377.13 Cr
Completion Period5 ½  years
Mode of fundingExtra Budgetary Resources (Institutional Financing) (EBR/IF)
States AffectedUttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajashthan
BackgroundMathura-Jhansi- section is a BG double line on New Delhi- Mumbai CST route i.e. North South Corridor of Golden quadrangle. This project is essentially required for removing capacity constraints and to cater for traffic growth in future. At present number of passenger and goods trains in this section are far more than its capacity, resulting in heavy detention to trains. This project will enhance capacity, reduce detention and cater for future growth of traffic.
Construction of third  line between Jhansi-Bina
Name of the projectConstruction of third  line between Jhansi-Bina
Length152.57 Km
Cost 2001.63 Cr
Completion Cost2273.84 Cr
Completion Period4 years
Mode of fundingExtra Budgetary Resources (Institutional Financing) (EBR/IF)
States AffectedUttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh
BackgroundJhansi-Bina section is a  BG double line on New Delhi- Mumbai CST route i.e. North South Corridor of Golden quadrangle. This project is essentially required for removing capacity constraints and to cater for traffic growth in future. At present number of passenger and goods trains in this section are far more than its capacity, resulting in heavy detention to trains. This project will enhance capacity, reduce detention and cater for future growth of traffic.
Construction of third line between Itarsi-Nagpur
Name of the project3rd line between Itarsi-Nagpur
Length280 Km
Cost 2449.91
Completion Cost2882.94
Completion Period5 years
Mode of fundingExtra Budgetary Resources (Institutional Financing) (EBR/IF)
States AffectedMadhya Pradesh, Maharashtra.
BackgroundItarsi-Nagpur route is a BG double electrified line serving Passenger as well as Goods traffic from North to South i.e. North South Corridor of Golden quadrangle. The line capacity utilization of the section is saturated and running of additional Mail/Exp. & Goods traffic over the section cause detention to the trains. To cope up with the public demands and to have smooth movement of goods traffic, it is essential to construct 3rd line between Itarsi - Nagpur section (267 km) including Dharakoh-Maramjhiri Ghat Section (12.75 km) .
Third line between Ballarshah - Kazipet
Name of the project3rd line between Ballarshah - Kazipet
Length201.04 Km
Cost 2063.03
Completion Cost2403.22
Completion
Period5 years
Mode of fundingExtra Budgetary Resources (Institutional Financing) (EBR/IF)
States AffectedMaharashtra , Telengana
BackgroundBallarshah-Kazipet third line is a part of the New Delhi-Chennai Grant trunk route and Golden quadrangle. The section between Ballarshah- Kazipet has reached saturation level .The section is extremely important from goods loading point of view with Fertililser, Cement, Coal  sidings and Thermal Power plants in the area. Keeping in view the growth in freight and passenger traffic, third line between Ballarshah- Kazipet (201.04 Km) is essential as it will greatly ease the ever increasing freight traffic.
Construction of third  line between Vijayawada Jn  &  Gudur Jn
Name of the projectConstruction of third  line between Vijayawada Jn  &  Gudur Jn
Length287.67 Km
Cost 3246 Cr
Completion Cost3875.68 Cr
Completion Period5 ½ years
Mode of fundingExtra Budgetary Resources (Institutional Financing) (EBR/IF)
States AffectedAndhra Pradesh
BackgroundVijayawada Junction-Gudur Junction line is a part of Golden quadrangle. This section serves freight trains catering to demands of various loading points.  Food grains to southern states are moved through this section.  Besides this, goods traffic from Krishnapatnam and nearby ports will increase in the section necessitating construction of Vijayawada Junction-Gudur Junction 3rd line
New Bongaigaon-Kamakhya via Goalpara doubling
Name of the project New Bongaigaon-Kamakhya via Goalpara doubling
Length176 km
Cost 2232.32 Cr
Completion Cost2586.85 Cr
Completion Period5  yearsM
ode of fundingGross Budgetary Support (GBS).
States AffectedAssam
BackgroundThe single Main Line section from New Bongaigaon to Kamakhya via Goalpara is an alternative route to New Bongaigaon – Kamakhya via Rangiya linking Guwahati.  The line capacity utilization of the BG single line section is already over-saturated.  Most of Gauge Conversion projects in NE Region have been commissioned and work on Bogibeel Bridge is being expedited.  With the commissioning of Bogibeel Bridge, traffic in the project section will increase manifold. Thus, doubling of New Bongaigaon-Kamakhya via Goalpara also needs to be taken up to augment its line capacity for smooth running of trains through the section in NF region.