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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
SL Name of Project Length (Km) Cost (Rs. Cr)
1 Bengaluru Suburban-Construction of elevated/at grade corridors for augmentation of line capacity 142 12,000
  • Doubling
SL Name of Project Length (Km) Cost(Rs. Cr)
1 Doubling between Baiyyappannahalli to Hosur 48 375.67
2 Doubling between Yesvantpur to Channasandra 21.7 169.65
3 Doubling Pennukonda to Dharmavarm excl. Dharmavaram 41.5 294.67
Total 212.54 840 Cr
  • Electrification works
SNo. Name of Project Rkm Total Cost (Rs. Cr)
1. Hospet-Swamihalli 59 61.81
2. Birur-Talguppa 161 151.99
3. Mysuru- Hassan-Mangalore (incl. Arsikere –Hassan) 347 315.81
4. Mysuru-Chamarajanagar 61 56.71
5. Kadur-Chikmaglur 46 39.74
6. Chikbanavar-Hasan 166 155.17
7. Bangarpet-Yelehanka 149 138.21
Total 989 919.44
  • Survey
Sl. No. Name of Project Length(Km Cost(Rs. Cr)
1 Gadag-Krishnar via Kotumachagi, Naregal, Gajendragada, Hanumasagar, Ilkal & Lingasur 216 0.54
2 4 Nos. Flyovers at Chandargao-Cansaulim, Salem-Channasandra, Salem-Baiyyappanahalli & Krishnarajpuram-Channasandra 88 0.44
  • New ROB/RUBs/Subways Sanctioned
No. of ROBs No. of RUBs/ Subway Total Total Cost(In Rs. Crore)
5 23 28 131.89

 Ø  PH-30- ROB PROPOSALS

NAME OF WORK
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 work Cost in Rs. Cr.
Traffic facilities
1 South Western Railway – New works for development of coaching terminal, automatic signalling, yard remodelling & addl loop / stabling / running lines 250.0
2 Naganahalli – Development of satellite terminal 789.3
Passenger amenities
3 South Western Railway – Provision of foot over bridges and/or high level platforms at stations as per requirement 400.0
4 South Western Railway – Soft upgrades improvements at station 125.0
Work Shop
5 Hubli – Linke Hofmann Busch coach periodical overhauling facility, documentation & work centre with staff facilities & expansion of DV & RB section 33.9
6 Mysore – Augmentation of coaching facilities for intermediate overhauling maintenance (Phase-2) 18.1
7 Yeshvanthpur (Coaching Depot) improvement of coach maintenance activities 3.9
8 Yeshwantpur – Manufacturing, supply & commissioning of pre-fabricated all weather covered shed for pit lines 1-4 15.2
9 Krishnarajapuram – Homing of electric locomotives in diesel shed & infrastructure requirement 10.8
Signalling and telecommunication
10 Castle Rock-Kulem – Tunnel radio system 8.1
11 Hubli-Alnavar – Replacement of quad cable 2.7
12 Penukonda-Dharmavaram – 2nd distant signal arrangements on B route incl. level crossings gates via Nagasamudram & Sri Satya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam 4.6
13 Mysore Division – Block proving axle counter high availability single section digital axle counter (7 sections) 2.9
14 Hubli Division – Provision of BPAC (5 sections) & dual detection (22 blocks) 7.2
15 Hubli Division – Earth leakage detector (70 stations) & fuse auto changeover system (114 stations/cabins) 4.7
16 Bangalore Division – Smoke & fire detection and fire extinguisher (59 stations) 4.0
17 Hubli – Smoke & fire detection and fire extinguisher system (107-stations) & provision of smoke, fire suppression system at Hubli West cabin 5.6
Track renewals
18 Bangalore city-Jolarpettai (UP) – TRR(P) – 4.80 Km 4.5
19 Tumakuru-Arsikere Jn.(SL) – CTR(P) – 24.28 km 47.9
20 Yesvantpur Jn.-Yelahanka Jn.(SL) – CTR (P) – 1.90 Km 3.7
21 Bengaluru-Mysore – CTR (P) – 13.38 Km 26.4
22 Hosapete jn-Ballari Jn. – CTR(S) – 11.0 KM & Londa Jn-Vasco-Da-Gama CTR(S) – 10.40 KM 32.6
23 Gadag Jn.-Hosapete jn(DN) – CTR(P) – 5.90 Km. 11.6
24 Bengaluru-Jolarpettai – CTR(P) – 3.45 kms 6.8
25 Bengaluru-Jolarpettai Jn.(DN) – CTR(P) – 10.33 Km 20.4
26 Bangalore city-Jolarpettai (DN) – CTR(P) – 22.80 kms 44.9
27 Hubballi jn-Gadag Jn.(SL) – CTR(P) – 27 Km. 53.2
28 Mysuru Jn.-Chamarajanagar – TRR(S) – 7.50 km 5.3
29 Bangalore city-Dharmavaram – TRR(S) – 9.086 Km 6.4
30 Londa Jn.-Vasco-Da-Gama(SL) – TRR(P) – 5.00 KM & CTR(P) – 9.30 km 22.6
31 Tumakuru-Arsikere Jn. – TRR (P) – 41.82 km 39.4
32 Arsikere Jn.-Hubballi jn (UP) – TRR(P) – 7.73 km 7.3
33 Arsikere Jn.-Hubballi jn (UP) – TRR(P) – 8.343 km 7.9
34 Londa Jn.-Miraj Jn(SL) – Through Ballast Renewal – 113.50 km 26.0
35 Badami-Vijayapura (SL) – Through Ballast Renewal – 102.89 Km 23.6
36 Bengaluru-Salem(SL) – Through Weld Renewal – 16.20 kms 4.0
37 Ballari Jn.-Tornagallu – Through Ballast Renewal – 15.50 KM 3.6
38 Bengaluru-Tumkur – Through Ballast Renewal – 40.50 km 9.3
*TBR-Through Ballast Renewal*TWR-Through Weld Renewal
Bridge works
39 Bangalore Division – Repl. of steel girders (9 bridges) 8.2
40 Bangalore Division – Repl. of stone slab bridges & minor girder bridges (30 bridgeS 4.7
41 Mysore Division – Repl. of steel girders (Bridge No.138/B, 92, 33 & 119/A) 2.7
42 Hubli Division – Repl. of steel girders with precast PSC slabs (Bridge No.13, 21 & 45) 2.8
43 Bangalore Division – Repl. of stone slab bridges & minor girder bridges (19 Nos) 6.8
44 Mysore Division – Repl. of steel girders with PSC slabs (Bridge No.111, 244 & 15/A) 9.8
45 Bangalore Division – Repl. of steel girders on span bridges (11 bridges) 11.7
46 Londa-Miraj – Rebuilding (Bridge No.55, 58, 93 & 104) & Londa- Vasco (Bridge No.228) 2.7
Other Specified Works
47 Bengaluru-Construction of RPSF Barrack 3.1
48 Bangalore Division – Remote terminal units at inter locked level crossings gates (100 nos) 2.7
ROB/RUB
49 Construction of road over/under bridges in South Western Railway 100.0

SWR – Plan Head wise Outlay 2017-18

Financial Year 2017-18 2018-19
Plan Head BG (in Rs.Cr.)
11. New Lines 331.80 420.65 (Excl EBR-IF)
31.Track Renewals 386.01 474.00
41. Machinery &Plant 10.69 18.54
42. Workshop & Prod Units 30.00 34.04
53. Passenger Amenities 39.59 69.39
Extra Budget Resource – Institutional Finance 585.00 731.00
Grand Total (Incl. all plan heads 3174 3353

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)
1 Kottur-Harihar via Harpanhalli (65 km) 3
2 Kadur-Chickmagalur-Sakleshpur (93 km) 60
3 Hassan-Bangalore via Shravanabelgola (166 km) 40
4 Hubli-Ankola (167 km) 20
5 Bangalore-Satyamangalam (260 km) 0.5
6 Rayadurg-Tumkur via Kalyandurg (213 km) 221
7 Bagalkot-Kudachi (142 km) 35
8 Tumkur-Chitradurg-Davangere (199.7 km) 135
9 Whitefield-Kolar (52.9 km) 0.25
10 Shimoga-Harihar (78.66 km) 1.1
11 Marikuppam-Kuppam (23.7 km) 55
12 Chickballapur – Puttaparthy – Sri Satya Sai Nilyam (103 km) 0.1
13 Gadag – Wadi (252 km) 145
14 Srinivasapura – Madanapalli (75 km) 0.1
15 Chickballapur – Gowribidanur (44 km) 0.1
16 Gadag-Yalvigi (58 km) 0.6
Total 716.75
SNo. Doubling Budget Outlay
(Rs. In Cr)
1 Bangalore-Whitefield-Bangalore City-Krishnarajapuram (23.08 km) – Quadruplin 6
2 Ramanagaram-Mysore (91.5 km) with electrification of KengeriMysore 8.05
3 Yelahanka-Chennasandra – Doubling with overhead equipment (12.89 km) 5
4 Hosadurga Road-Chikjajur – Patch doubling (28.89 km) 5
5 Hospet-Hubli-Londa-Tinaighat-Vasco da Gama (352.28 km) 80
6 Toranagallu – Ranjithpura (22.9 km) 0.1
7 Hotgi-Kudgi-Gadag (284 km) 400
8 Yalahanka-Penukonda (120.53 km) 120
9 Hubli – Chikjajur (190 km) 250
10 Arsikere – Tumkur (96 km) 100
11 Birur – Shimoga (60 km) 10
Total  984.15
New Works
12 Yeshvanthpur-Channasandra (21.7 km 0.1
13 Baiyyappanahalli-Hosur (48 km) 0.1
14 Penukonda-Dharmavaram, excl. Dharmavaram (41.5 km) 0.1
New Works -Total  03
Grand Total  984.45

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