Wednesday, 19 July 2017

New Railway Projects

Zone-wise details of Preliminary Engineering cum Traffic Surveys (PETS) conducted during the Five Year Plan Period 2012-17 for new line projects are as tabulated below:-
  
Railways
No. of new line surveys conducted between 2012-17
Central
12
East Coast
18
East Central
5
Eastern
2
North Central
14
North Eastern
5
Northeast Frontier
16
Northern
39
North Western
24
South Central
14
South East Central
27
South Eastern
6
Southern
29
South Western
13
West Central
7
Western
13

Out of the above, 3 Nos. new line projects have been sanctioned.

Reconnaissance / Preliminary Engineering cum Traffic Survey is pre-requisite for consideration of any new investment proposal for new projects to assess the likely investment, traffic potential and return from the same. Based on the outcome of Reconnaissance / Preliminary Engineering cum Traffic Survey, projects are sanctioned / included in Budget Document(Pink Book) on the basis of remunerativeness, last mile connectivity, missing links and alternate routes, augmentation of congested/saturated lines, socio-economic considerations etc. depending upon throwforward of ongoing project, overall availability of funds and competing demands. Zone-wise details of new line surveys shelved after examination are given below.
Railways
No. of new line surveys conducted between 2012-17
Central
5
East Coast
4
East Central
0
Eastern
1
North Central
6
North Eastern
2
Northeast Frontier
3
Northern
19
North Western
13
South Central
8
South East Central
12
South Eastern
3
Southern
22
South Western
8
West Central
1
Western
5

These projects could not be taken forward due to their unremunerative nature and large shelf of ongoing projects. An expenditure of ` 68.84 cr has been incurred on these surveys.

This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 19.07.2017 (Wednesday).



Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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