07 February, 2018

2018 Budgetary Allocation for South Central Railway

South Central Railway held a Press Conference at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad. 6th February, 2018 to brief the media o¬n the budgetary allocations for South Central Railway towards infrastructure development. He highlighted the project-wise funds allocated for ongoing new railway line works, electrification, doubling / tripling of railway line projects, safety related works etc.

Shri John Thomas, Additional General Manager; Shri N. Madhusudana Rao, Principal Chief Operations Manager; Smt. Padmini Radhakrishnan, Principal Financial Adviser were amongst those present. Earlier, Shri M. Umashankar Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer, SCR welcomed the Media.

Budgetary Allocations for South Central Railway

General Highlights:



The general highlights pertaining to Railways in the Union Budget presented on 1st February, 2018 are as follows:

 The investments in Railways is Rs 1,46,500 Cr in 2018-19 as against

Rs 53,989 Cr in 2013-14.

 Government has accorded highest priority to safety. The total expenditure planned on safety activities including Rashtriya Rail Samraksha Kosh (RRSK) is Rs. 73,065 cr in 2018-19 as against Rs. 68,725 cr 2017-18.

 It is proposed to provide Escalators at all stations with passenger footfall above 25,000.

 To enhance safety and security of passengers, Indian Railways will set up CCTV cameras across all stations and trains to enhance security.

 600 Stations are proposed to develop with world class facilities.




South Central Railway

South Central Railway has got a substantial budgetary allocation for the year 2018-19.

 With regard to Telangana, this year (2018-19), the Budget allocation is Rs. 1813 cr, which is 5% more than the allocation of Rs. 1729 cr. during the previous year 2017-18.

 With regard to Andhra Pradesh, this year (2018-19), the Budget allocation is Rs. 3670 cr, which is 8% more than the allocation of Rs. 3406 cr. during the previous year 2017-18.




The budget outlay for different heads of expenditure is –




 Towards infrastructure, SCR has been sanctioned a staggering amount of Rs 5752 Cr for the year 2018-19 which is more than last year.

 For new lines, the budgetary grant is Rs 1757.70 Cr.

 For doubling works, the budgetary grant is Rs 1653.62 Cr, as against Rs. 1270.87 Cr. in 2017-18, which is 30 % more.

 For traffic facilities, the budgetary grant is Rs 210.77 Cr, as against Rs. 111.34 Cr. in 2017-18, which is 89 % more.

 For passenger amenities, the budgetary grant is Rs 120.03 Cr, as against Rs. 67.77 Cr. in 2017-18, which is 77 % more.




New infrastructure projects Sanctioned




 Railway Electrification:

A total of 1,261 Route Kilometres (RKms) have been sanctioned for Electrification in 2018-19.

The new Sections sanctioned during 2018-19 are-

1. Lingampet Jagityal – Nizamabad: 95 RKms at a cost of Rs. 80.29 cr (Telangana)

2. Vikarabad – Parli Vaijnath: 269 RKms at a cost of Rs. 262.12 cr (Telangana, Karnataka & Maharashtra)

3. Pimpalkutti – Mudkhed and Parbhani – Parli Vaijnath: 246 RKms at a cost of Rs. 224.17 cr ( Telangana & Maharashtra)

4. Gadwal – Raichur: 57 RKms at a cost of Rs. 46.10 cr. (Telangana & Karnataka)

5. Tenali – Repalle: 34 RKms at a cost of Rs. 25.98 cr. (Andhra Pradesh)

6. Nandyal – Yerraguntla: 123 RKms at a cost of Rs. 111.48 cr (Andhra Pradesh)

7. Dharmavaram – Pakala: 228 RKms at a cost of Rs. 210.47 cr. (Andhra Pradesh)

8. Purna – Akola: 209 RKms at a cost of Rs. 211.58 cr. (Maharashtra)




Other Works Sanctioned




 Upgradation of Flash Butt Welding Plant at Moula Ali at a sanctioned cost of Rs. 7.71 cr.

 Augmentation facility for Periodic Over Hauling (POH) of LHB coaches at Tirupati at a sanctioned cost of Rs. 37 cr.

 Development of Minimum Essential Facilities for LHB coaches at Vijayawada and Machilipatnam at sanctioned cost of Rs. 6.50 cr.

 Augmentation of Wagon Depot Capacity for Routine Over-Hauling of Freight Wagons at Vijayawada at a sanctioned cost of Rs. 6.61 cr.

 Under Passenger Amenities, works on provision of Foot Over Bridges and High Level Platforms to be undertaken at a sanctioned cost of Rs. 450 cr. Budget outlay for the year 2018-19 is Rs. 72.62 cr.




New Railway Line Surveys sanctioned:




 Patancheru – Sangareddi - Jogipet – Medak: 95 Kms. (Telangana)

 Nizamabad – Nirmal – Adilabad : 125 Kms (Telangana)

 Manakondur – Huzurabad & Elkaturthi : 60 Kms (Telangana)

 By-Pass Line Construction: Total 221 Kms

1. Peddapalli – Kazipet (Telangana)

2. Parli Vaijnath – Ghatnandur (Maharashtra)

3. Latur Road – Parli Vaijnath (Maharashtra)

4. Khanapur – Parli Vaijnath (Karnataka & Maharashtra)

5. Vikarabad – Wadi (Telangana & Karnataka)

6. Pagidipalli – Bhongir (Telangana)

7. Bhongir – Shankarpalli (Telangana)

8. Kadapa – Guntakal – Bellary (Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka)

9. Vishnupuram – Janpahad (Telangana)

10. Nizamabad – Mudkhed – Parbhani (Telangana & Maharashtra)




 Survey for construction of Flyovers sanctioned: 44 Kms.

1. Mustabad – Kondapalli (Andhra Pradesh)

2. Guntakal West – Malappa Gate (Andhra Pradesh)




Special emphasis has been given towards Safety. The budget allocations for safety related works are –




 For Road over/under Bridges (Road Safety Works), the budgetary grant is Rs 400 Cr, as against Rs. 325.4 Cr. for 2017-18, which is 23 % more.

 In Andhra Pradesh, 12 new ROBs and 15 Road under bridges/Subways at a cost of Rs. 703 Cr with Railway share of Rs. 310 Cr and State share of Rs. 393 Cr have been sanctioned.

 In Telangana, 2 new ROBs and 9 Road under bridges/Subways at a cost of Rs. 195.37 Cr with Railway share of Rs. 73.14 Cr and State share of Rs. 122.22 Cr have been sanctioned.

 For Bridges, the budgetary grant is Rs 44.76 Cr. in this year, as against Rs. 30.96 Cr. for 2017-18, which is 45 % more.

 To enhance safety at Level Crossings, an amount of Rs 72.32 Cr has been allotted, as against Rs. 69.53 Cr. for 2017-18, which is 4 % more.

This year, to improve safety at busy Level Crossing gates, Inter-locking works are sanctioned at 12 LC gates.

 For Track Renewals, the budgetary grant is Rs 800 Cr, as against Rs. 604.7 Cr. in 2017-18, which is 32 % more.

This year, in addition to the already sanctioned complete track renewal works. New complete track renewal works have been sanctioned for 41 Sections.

 Rs. 51.51 Cr is allotted for Traction Distribution work, as against Rs. 37.58 Cr. in 2017-18, which is 37 % more.

 Rs. 14.93 Cr has been allotted for Training and HRD as against Rs. 7.1 Cr during last year which is 110 % higher.




Budgetary Allocations for important ongoing projects in the budget:




The last mile projects:

 Rs. 130 Cr allotted for Akkannapet – Medak new line project (Telangana). The project was sanctioned in the year 2012-13 for a distance of 17 Kms. 50% of the project cost would be shared by the Govt of Telangana with land free of cost. The expenditure incurred on this project during the last 3 years is Rs. 45 Cr. The project is targeted for completion during 2018-19.

 Rs. 200 Cr allotted for Obulavaripalle – Krishnapatnam new line project (Andhra Pradesh). The project was sanctioned in the year 2005-06 for a distance of 113 Kms with an estimated cost of Rs. 733 Cr. The section between Krishnapatnam – Venkatachalam for a distance of 20 Kms commissioned and it is targeted to complete Venkatachalam - Obulavaripalem section for a distance of 93 Kms in 2018-19. With that the entire section will be completed.

 Rs. 80 Cr allotted for Mudkhed – Parbhani doubling project (Maharashtra). The doubling project was sanctioned in the year 2011-12 for a distance of 81 kms with an estimated cost of Rs. 391 Cr. The expenditure incurred on this project during the last 3 years is Rs. 244 Cr. The section between Parbhani – Mirkhel for a distance of 17 Kms commissioned in 2017-18 and it is targeted to complete the sections between Mudkhed – Mugat and Limbgaon – Nanded for a distance of 22 Kms by the end of 2017-18. The balance portion of 42 Kms will be completed by 2018-19.

 Rs. 40 Cr allotted for Guntur – Tenali doubling project (Andhra Pradesh) . The doubling project was sanctioned in the year 2011-12 for a distance of 24 kms with an estimated cost of Rs. 147 Cr. The expenditure incurred on this project during the last 3 years is Rs. 118 Cr. Targeted for completion in 2018-19.

 MMTS Phase II project was sanctioned in the year 2012-13 with the estimated cost Rs. 817 Cr. The expenditure incurred on this project during the last 3 years is Rs. 470 Cr. The sections between Telapur – Ramachandrapuram for 5.75 Kms and Moula Ali – Ghatkesar for 12.2 Kms are targeted to complete by this financial year. The works in the remaining stretch is in progress except airport connectivity. The project is targeted for completion in 2018-19. The Railway portion of Money has already been spent and funds are expected from State Government.

This high allocation will enable in completing the above five projects in all respects.




Budgetary Allocations for other ongoing projects.




 Rs. 125 Cr allotted for Manoharabad–Kothapalli new line project (Telangana). The project was sanctioned in the year 2006-07 for a distance of 150 Kms with an estimated cost of Rs. 1160 Cr. The expenditure incurred for this project in the last 3 years is Rs. 18 Cr. The first phase of the project from Manoharabad – Gajwel for a distance of 32 kms is targeted for completion in 2018-19.

 Rs. 275 Cr allotted for Munirabad–Mahabubnagar new line project (Telangana). The project was sanctioned in the year 1997-98 for a distance of 246 kms with an estimated cost of Rs. 645 Cr. Out of 246 Kms, 66 kms fall under the jurisdiction of Telangana State and the remaining portion belongs to Karnataka State. The works for the same are in progress and

29 Km of new line in Devarakadra – Jaklair section was completed and commissioned for train operations on 25th March 2017. 172 acres of land is yet to be handed over to Railways. The expenditure incurred on this project during the last 3 years is Rs. 404 Cr.

 Rs. 120 Cr allotted for Bhadrachallam – Sattupalli new line project (Telangana) . The project was sanctioned in the year 2010-11 for a distance of 56 Kms with an estimated cost of Rs 704 Cr. The project has been taken up jointly by Railways and Singareni Colleries. It is targeted to complete the project within 2 years once the land acquisition is completed which is under progress. The expenditure incurred on this project during the last 3 years is Rs. 70 Cr.

 Rs. 301 Cr allotted for Kazipet – Balharshah 3rd line project (Telangana and Maharashtra) . The 3rd Line project sanctioned in the year 2015-16 for a distance of 202 kms with an estimated cost of Rs. 2063 Cr. The expenditure incurred on this project during the last 3 years is Rs. 79 Cr. The sections between Sirpur Khagaznagar to Makudi and Raghavapuram to Jammikunta for a length of 77 kms are planned for completion in 2018-19.

 Rs. 420 Cr allotted for Nadikudi–Srikalahasti new line project (Andhra Pradesh). The project was sanctioned in the year 2011-12 for a distance of 309 Kms with an estimated cost of Rs.2289 Cr. 50% of the project cost would be shared by the Govt. of AP with land free of cost. The expenditure incurred on this project during the last 3 years is Rs. 199 Cr. Under Phase 1, the works from Piduguralla to Savalyapuram for a distance of 46 kms is in progress and it is targeted to complete the new line from Piduguralla to Rompicherla for a distance of 28 Kms by March 2018. And the balance section of 17 kms is targeted in the next financial year 2018-19.

 Rs. 175 Cr allotted for Kadapa – Bengaluru new line project (Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka). The project was sanctioned in the year 2008-09 for a distance of 255 kms with an estimated cost of Rs. 2030 Cr. Length in SCR under Andhra Pradesh Jurisdiction is 205 kms and the balance in SWR under Karnataka is 50.40 kms. 50% of the project cost is contributed by the Govt. of AP for the SCR portion. The project is taken up in 4 phases in SCR jurisdiction and 1 phase in SWR jurisdiction. The first stretch from Kadapa–Pendlimarri for a distance of 21 Km is completed and commissioned in April 2017. The expenditure incurred on this project during the last 3 years is Rs. 160 Cr.




 Rs. 10 Cr allotted for Vijayawada – Guntur Via Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) new line project. The project was sanctioned in the year 2017-18 for a distance of 106 Kms with an estimated cost of Rs. 2680 Cr. Detailed project report along with estimated cost of Rs. 3272 Cr submitted to Railway Board in November 2017.

 Rs. 76.52 Cr allotted for Guntakal – Kalluru doubling project (Andhra Pradesh). The doubling project was sanctioned in the year 2015-16 for a distance of 40.60 kms with an estimated cost of Rs. 323 Cr. The section between Khaderpet to Gulapalayamu for a distance of 21.54 kms is targeted for completion in February 2018. The balance section from Guntakal to Gulapalyamu and Kalluru to Khaderpet is planned for commissioning in 2018-19. The expenditure incurred on this project during the last 3 years is Rs. 73 Cr.

 Rs. 200 Cr allotted for Guntur – Guntakal doubling project (Andhra Pradesh). The doubling project was sanctioned in the year 2016-17 for a distance of 443 kms with an estimated cost of Rs. 3631 Cr. The expenditure incurred on this project in the current fiscal till December 2017 is Rs. 16 Cr. The sections between Nallapadu – Satalur and Pendekallu – Dhone for a length of 55 kms are targeted for completion in 2018-19.

 Rs. 200 Cr allotted for Vijayawada–Bhimavaram–Nidadavolu doubling and electrification (Andhra Pradesh) . The doubling project was sanctioned in the year 2011-12 for a distance of 221 kms with an estimated cost of Rs. 1504 Cr. The expenditure incurred on this project during the last 3 years is Rs. 504 Cr. Section from Moturu – Kaikaluru for a distance of 30 Kms is targeted to complete in 2018-19.

 Rs. 200 Cr allotted for Kotipalli–Narsapur new line project (Andhra Pradesh) . The project was sanctioned in the year 2000-01 for a distance of 57 Kms with an estimated cost of Rs. 2120 Cr. 25% of the project cost would be shared by the Govt of AP. The expenditure incurred on this project during the last 3 years is Rs. 246 Cr.




 Rs. 250 Cr allotted for Secunderabad – Mahbubnagar doubling project. (Telangana) The doubling project was sanctioned in the year 2015-16 for a distance of 85 kms with an estimated cost of Rs. 728 Cr. The expenditure incurred on this project during the last 2 years is Rs. 36 Cr. Earth and bridge works are in progress between Jadcherla – Divtipalli.

 Rs. 76 Cr allotted for Gooty – Dharmavaram doubling project. (Andhra Pradesh). The doubling project was sanctioned in the year 2015-16 for a distance of 90 kms with an estimated cost of Rs. 636 Cr. The expenditure incurred on this project during the last 2 years is Rs. 106 Cr. The sections between Gooty – Turkapalli and Dharmavaram – Chingicherla is targeted to complete in 2018-19.

 Rs. 60 Cr allotted for Kazipet – Vijayawada 3rd line project (Andhra Pradesh and Telangana). The 3rd Line project was sanctioned in the year 2013-14 for a distance of 219 kms with an estimated cost of Rs. 1857 Cr. The expenditure incurred on this project during the last 3 years is Rs. 167 Cr. The section between Vijayawada to Kondapalli for a distance of 17.5 Kms is targeted to complete in 2018-19.

 Rs. 250 Cr allotted for Vijayawada – Gudur 3rd line project (Andhra Pradesh). The 3rd Line project was sanctioned in the year 2015-16 for a distance of 287 kms with an estimated cost of Rs. 3246 Cr. The expenditure incurred on this project during the last 2 years is Rs. 10 Cr.

 In addition Rs. 21.25 Cr has been allotted for Ghatkesar – Yadadri extension MMTS phase-II. (Telangana) Sanctioned in the year 2016-17 for a distance of 33 Kms with an estimated cost of Rs. 330 Cr. Detailed estimate has been sanctioned and tenders will be opened in February 2018.

 Rs. 30.80 Cr allotted for construction of Bye Pass lines at Vijayawada(19.5 Kms), Kazipet (10.65 Kms), Renigunta(9.6 Kms), Wadi (7.6 Kms) and Gooty (3.8 Kms). (Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra)

 Rs. 5 Cr allotted for development of Satellite terminal at Cherlapalli Station. (Telangana)

 Budget Outlay for the year 2018-19 for Periodic Over-Hauling Workshop at Kazipet – Rs. 200 cr.

 Budget outlay for the year 2018-19 for Midlife Rehabilitation factory at Kurnool – Rs. 58.17 cr.

 Budget outlay for the year 2018-19 for Development of Second Entry at Tirupati Railway Station - Rs. 7.95 cr.

 Budget outlay for the year 2018-19 for Setting up of Institute of Railway Finance Management, Moula Ali - Rs. 5 cr.

 Rs. 10 Cr allotted for development of Tiruchanur Railway Station. (Andhra Pradesh)

 Rs. 26.50 Cr allotted for electrification works of Nallapadu – Guntakal project. 367 Kms of electrification works between Nallapadu – Diguvametta, Guntakal – Dhone– Panyam & Gooty - Pendekallu sections of Nallapadu – Guntakal project completed. Works in Panyam - Diguvametta are targeted to complete in 2017-18.

 Rs. 15 Cr allotted for electrification works between Guntakal – Kalluru for a distance of 41 Kms, which is targeted to complete in 2018-19.

 Rs. 291.75 Cr allotted for electrification works between Nallapadu – Pagidipalli . The Electrification works between Nallapadu – Reddigudem for distance of 50 Kms is targeted to complete in 2017-18 and the remaining section from Reddigudem – Pagidipalli is targeted to complete in 2018-19.

 Rs. 33.31 Cr allotted for electrification works between Peddapalli – Lingampet Jagityal for a distance of 83 Kms, which is targeted to complete in 2018-19.

 Rs. 115 Cr allotted for electrification works between Manmad – Mudkhed – Dhone for 783 Kms.

 Rs. 50 Cr allotted for electrification works between Guntakal – Bellary for 48.6 Kms.

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