New Rail Lines



The process of laying new railway lines will be further accelerated during 2011-12.  The Minister of Railways, Mamata Banerjee, while presenting the Railway Budget for 2011-12 , expressed the confidence of exceeding a milestone of laying of 1,000 km of new lines during the year.  She proposed to complete new lines sections covering 1,075 km during 2011-12.  These sections 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-Mahauri-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-Chikmangalur

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 Fetehabad-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-Singraulli

The sections which have either been completed or will be completed during 2010-11 are as follows:

  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. Maharajganj-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

The Minister of Railways also informed the Lok Sabha that the Railways will meet the target of 800 km for Gauge Conversion during 2010-11.  There are 15 sections which have either been completed or will be completed during 2010-11.  For 2011-12 a target of 1,017 km has been fixed for Gauge Conversion.

She also said that the target for Doubling, which was fixed at 700 km, will also be met during 2010-11.  Under this the work on 52 sections has been either completed or will be completed.  For 2011-12, 35 sections covering 867 km are proposed to be doubled.

The Minister of Railways said that of the 251 updating surveys/new surveys for new lines/gauge conversion/doubling, which she had announced in the last two budgets, 12 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.

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