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Railway Budget-2018: Highlights for South Western Railway

After tabling of Summary of Works and Grants in Parliament the details of budget allocation and work sanctioned was available to Railway. Today Shri A.K. GUPTA, General Manager, South Western Railway has conducted press Conference and shared the details of work sanctioned to SWR &allocation of funds to SWR. In the current year Rs. 3353 Crore is sanctioned as against Rs. 3174 Crore last year. He was sharing the Union budget announcements with the media at Rail Soudha, Hubballi. Shri B.B. Singh, Additional General Manager; Shri G.J. Prasad, Principal Chief Operations Manager; Shri K. Shiva Prasad, Chief Commercial Manager; Shri Rajiv Kumar, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer; Shri D.L. Chowdhry, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer; and other senior officers were present in conference.

The details of funds allocation and various projects sanctioned to South Western Railway as follows:

Achievements of Railways in karnataka

  • 252 Km of New Railway line completed–

Including 2 long pending works of

Ø     Connecting Bengaluru with Hassan via Shravanabelagola

Ø     And Gulbarga to Bidar (2 important cities in North Karnataka)

  • 277 Km of doubling completed including three major sections

Ø   Bengaluru – Mysuru

Ø   Guntakal – Wadi

  • 665 Km of track electrified

Ø   Yelahanka-Dharmavaram

  • In last 5 years Budget outlay has been made four times
  • All important lines in Karnataka are being doubled and Electrified including Bengaluru- Mumbai ,Bengaluru -Hyderabad routes
  • 88 new trains introduced including Humsafar and trains with modern LHB coaches
  • State of the art Manufacture facility for Bogies at Yadgir
  • MEMU shed in Bengaluru
  • All unmanned LC gates being eliminated
  • 339 Road Over Bridges &Road Under Bridges constructed
  • Passenger amenities at stations improved in a big way by providing escalators and lifts , improved station buildings, platforms, better catering facilities etc. Rs. 165 Cr. booked in last 3 years.
  • Big impetus to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by Railways adopting bio toilets, On Board House Keeping Services etc.
  • Towards Green India

Ø      Solar energy being harnessed in a big way

Ø      LED fittings will be provided at all stations by Mar.2018

New Works approved in the Budget 2018-19

  • Suburban for Bengaluru
SLName of ProjectLength (Km)Cost (Rs. Cr)
1Bengaluru Suburban-Construction of elevated/at grade corridors for augmentation of line capacity14212,000
  • Doubling
SLName of ProjectLength (Km)Cost(Rs. Cr)
1Doubling between Baiyyappannahalli to Hosur48375.67
2Doubling between Yesvantpur to Channasandra21.7169.65
3Doubling Pennukonda to Dharmavarm excl. Dharmavaram41.5294.67
Total212.54840 Cr
  • Electrification works
SNo.Name of ProjectRkmTotal Cost (Rs. Cr)
3.Mysuru- Hassan-Mangalore (incl. Arsikere –Hassan)347315.81
  • Survey
Sl. No.Name of ProjectLength(KmCost(Rs. Cr)
1Gadag-Krishnar via Kotumachagi, Naregal, Gajendragada, Hanumasagar, Ilkal & Lingasur2160.54
24 Nos. Flyovers at Chandargao-Cansaulim, Salem-Channasandra, Salem-Baiyyappanahalli & Krishnarajpuram-Channasandra880.44
  • New ROB/RUBs/Subways Sanctioned
No. of ROBsNo. of RUBs/ SubwayTotalTotal Cost(In Rs. Crore)


Penukonda-SatyaSaiPrasahanti Nilayam –Dharmavaram :- RUBs & ROBs in lieu of 3 LCs (LC No. PD1-LROB, PD2-LHS & PD6-LROB) in
Hubballi- Hosapete Section : Proposed construction of ROB in lieu of LC No.66 between Koppal & Ginigera stations (1x36m bowstring girder )
Proposed construction of ROB in lieu of LC No 72 between Ginigera-Munirabad station
Hubli Division – Proposed construction of ROB in lieu of LC No.79 between Munirabad & Hosapete

Ø  PH-30- RUB/Subway

Bengaluru- Division:- RUBs & ROBs in lieu of 4 LCs (LC No. 74,87,97 &107) in Baiyyappanahalli section (All Subways)
Bengaluru Division:- RUBs in lieu of 4 LCs (LC No. 11 of Bangarpet-Marikuppam & LC No. 111,113,114 of Yelahanka –Bangarapet Section)
Londa-Miraj section : Proposed construction of Limited height subway of size 4.50mx5.0m in lieu of LC No 332,443,457,459 by RH girder method
Arsikere-Harihar section .: Elimination of Manned LC No. 135 , 139 , 160 & 164 by construction of Subway
Chikjajur –Rayadurg section : Elimination of Manned LC No.43,56,66 & 86 by construction of subway
Arsikere-Harihar section: Elimination of LC No. 106 & 116 by construction of Subway

Other important works approved in budget 2018-19

SNo.Name of workCost in Rs. Cr.
Traffic facilities
1South Western Railway – New works for development of coaching terminal, automatic signalling, yard remodelling & addl loop / stabling / running lines250.0
2Naganahalli – Development of satellite terminal789.3
Passenger amenities
3South Western Railway – Provision of foot over bridges and/or high level platforms at stations as per requirement400.0
4South Western Railway – Soft upgrades improvements at station125.0
Work Shop
5Hubli – Linke Hofmann Busch coach periodical overhauling facility, documentation & work centre with staff facilities & expansion of DV & RB section33.9
6Mysore – Augmentation of coaching facilities for intermediate overhauling maintenance (Phase-2)18.1
7Yeshvanthpur (Coaching Depot) improvement of coach maintenance activities3.9
8Yeshwantpur – Manufacturing, supply & commissioning of pre-fabricated all weather covered shed for pit lines 1-415.2
9Krishnarajapuram – Homing of electric locomotives in diesel shed & infrastructure requirement10.8
Signalling and telecommunication
10Castle Rock-Kulem – Tunnel radio system8.1
11Hubli-Alnavar – Replacement of quad cable2.7
12Penukonda-Dharmavaram – 2nd distant signal arrangements on B route incl. level crossings gates via Nagasamudram & Sri Satya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam4.6
13Mysore Division – Block proving axle counter high availability single section digital axle counter (7 sections)2.9
14Hubli Division – Provision of BPAC (5 sections) & dual detection (22 blocks)7.2
15Hubli Division – Earth leakage detector (70 stations) & fuse auto changeover system (114 stations/cabins)4.7
16Bangalore Division – Smoke & fire detection and fire extinguisher (59 stations)4.0
17Hubli – Smoke & fire detection and fire extinguisher system (107-stations) & provision of smoke, fire suppression system at Hubli West cabin5.6
Track renewals
18Bangalore city-Jolarpettai (UP) – TRR(P) – 4.80 Km4.5
19Tumakuru-Arsikere Jn.(SL) – CTR(P) – 24.28 km47.9
20Yesvantpur Jn.-Yelahanka Jn.(SL) – CTR (P) – 1.90 Km3.7
21Bengaluru-Mysore – CTR (P) – 13.38 Km26.4
22Hosapete jn-Ballari Jn. – CTR(S) – 11.0 KM & Londa Jn-Vasco-Da-Gama CTR(S) – 10.40 KM32.6
23Gadag Jn.-Hosapete jn(DN) – CTR(P) – 5.90 Km.11.6
24Bengaluru-Jolarpettai – CTR(P) – 3.45 kms6.8
25Bengaluru-Jolarpettai Jn.(DN) – CTR(P) – 10.33 Km20.4
26Bangalore city-Jolarpettai (DN) – CTR(P) – 22.80 kms44.9
27Hubballi jn-Gadag Jn.(SL) – CTR(P) – 27 Km.53.2
28Mysuru Jn.-Chamarajanagar – TRR(S) – 7.50 km5.3
29Bangalore city-Dharmavaram – TRR(S) – 9.086 Km6.4
30Londa Jn.-Vasco-Da-Gama(SL) – TRR(P) – 5.00 KM & CTR(P) – 9.30 km22.6
31Tumakuru-Arsikere Jn. – TRR (P) – 41.82 km39.4
32Arsikere Jn.-Hubballi jn (UP) – TRR(P) – 7.73 km7.3
33Arsikere Jn.-Hubballi jn (UP) – TRR(P) – 8.343 km7.9
34Londa Jn.-Miraj Jn(SL) – Through Ballast Renewal – 113.50 km26.0
35Badami-Vijayapura (SL) – Through Ballast Renewal – 102.89 Km23.6
36Bengaluru-Salem(SL) – Through Weld Renewal – 16.20 kms4.0
37Ballari Jn.-Tornagallu – Through Ballast Renewal – 15.50 KM3.6
38Bengaluru-Tumkur – Through Ballast Renewal – 40.50 km9.3
*TBR-Through Ballast Renewal*TWR-Through Weld Renewal
Bridge works
39Bangalore Division – Repl. of steel girders (9 bridges)8.2
40Bangalore Division – Repl. of stone slab bridges & minor girder bridges (30 bridgeS4.7
41Mysore Division – Repl. of steel girders (Bridge No.138/B, 92, 33 & 119/A)2.7
42Hubli Division – Repl. of steel girders with precast PSC slabs (Bridge No.13, 21 & 45)2.8
43Bangalore Division – Repl. of stone slab bridges & minor girder bridges (19 Nos)6.8
44Mysore Division – Repl. of steel girders with PSC slabs (Bridge No.111, 244 & 15/A)9.8
45Bangalore Division – Repl. of steel girders on span bridges (11 bridges)11.7
46Londa-Miraj – Rebuilding (Bridge No.55, 58, 93 & 104) & Londa- Vasco (Bridge No.228)2.7
Other Specified Works
47Bengaluru-Construction of RPSF Barrack3.1
48Bangalore Division – Remote terminal units at inter locked level crossings gates (100 nos)2.7
49Construction of road over/under bridges in South Western Railway100.0

SWR – Plan Head wise Outlay 2017-18

Financial Year2017-182018-19
Plan HeadBG (in Rs.Cr.)
11. New Lines331.80420.65 (Excl EBR-IF)
31.Track Renewals386.01474.00
41. Machinery &Plant10.6918.54
42. Workshop & Prod Units30.0034.04
53. Passenger Amenities39.5969.39
Extra Budget Resource – Institutional Finance585.00731.00
Grand Total (Incl. all plan heads31743353

Ø  6 % increase over last year

Ø  And around 50 % increase over expected capital expenditure this year OUTLAY OF IMPORTANT PROJECTS

Rs.716 CR. For new lines and Rs. 984 Cr. For doubling

SNo.New Lines –Budget Outlay
(Rs. In Cr)
1Kottur-Harihar via Harpanhalli (65 km)3
2Kadur-Chickmagalur-Sakleshpur (93 km)60
3Hassan-Bangalore via Shravanabelgola (166 km)40
4Hubli-Ankola (167 km)20
5Bangalore-Satyamangalam (260 km)0.5
6Rayadurg-Tumkur via Kalyandurg (213 km)221
7Bagalkot-Kudachi (142 km)35
8Tumkur-Chitradurg-Davangere (199.7 km)135
9Whitefield-Kolar (52.9 km)0.25
10Shimoga-Harihar (78.66 km)1.1
11Marikuppam-Kuppam (23.7 km)55
12Chickballapur – Puttaparthy – Sri Satya Sai Nilyam (103 km)0.1
13Gadag – Wadi (252 km)145
14Srinivasapura – Madanapalli (75 km)0.1
15Chickballapur – Gowribidanur (44 km)0.1
16Gadag-Yalvigi (58 km)0.6
SNo.DoublingBudget Outlay
(Rs. In Cr)
1Bangalore-Whitefield-Bangalore City-Krishnarajapuram (23.08 km) – Quadruplin6
2Ramanagaram-Mysore (91.5 km) with electrification of KengeriMysore8.05
3Yelahanka-Chennasandra – Doubling with overhead equipment (12.89 km)5
4Hosadurga Road-Chikjajur – Patch doubling (28.89 km)5
5Hospet-Hubli-Londa-Tinaighat-Vasco da Gama (352.28 km)80
6Toranagallu – Ranjithpura (22.9 km)0.1
7Hotgi-Kudgi-Gadag (284 km)400
8Yalahanka-Penukonda (120.53 km)120
9Hubli – Chikjajur (190 km)250
10Arsikere – Tumkur (96 km)100
11Birur – Shimoga (60 km)10
Total 984.15
New Works
12Yeshvanthpur-Channasandra (21.7 km0.1
13Baiyyappanahalli-Hosur (48 km)0.1
14Penukonda-Dharmavaram, excl. Dharmavaram (41.5 km)0.1
New Works -Total 03
Grand Total 984.45

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