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South Eastern Railway: Highlights of Union Budget 2018-19

In the general budget 2018-19 various new railway line works and doubling project have been sanctioned over South Eastern Railway along with safety related and passenger amenity works. The detailed and special features of the budget follows:-

  1. The important infrastructural capacity enhancement works like doubling there an increase of 6% in the Budget Grant as compared to last year. The grant has been increased from 932.40 Cr to Rs.988.50 Cr.
  2. The important safety works related to level crossings and ROB/RUB, there is also an increase in the Budget Grant which has been raised from 285.35 Cr to 291.59 Cr.
  3. The replacement of track there is an increase of 9.55% in the Budget Grant which has been raised from about 594.24 Cr to Rs.650.99 Crs.
  4. There is a major improvement in the allotment for Passenger Amenities where the Grant has been increased by almost 41% raising it from Rs.6.10 Cr to Rs.66.40 Cr.
  5. This time a new concept has been adopted in the Budget of clubbing important works over various Zones and sanctioning umbrella works for such major activities. Total 23 such umbrella works have been included in the current Budget which are relevant to South Eastern Railway. Some of the major items are as under;
NoName of workTotal Cost
1Construction of road over/under bridges in South Eastern Railway10.00
2Modernization of complete signalling system on Indian Railways77912.00
3Setting up of maintenance depots for train sets at various locations in Indian Railways180.00
4Upgradation of critical works centres of workshops over Indian Railways500.00
5Upgradation of freight/routine overhauling depots, train examination facilities, examination yards over Indian Railway300.00
6Upgradation of 100 coaching pit lines over Indian Railways300.00
7Construction of new quarters for staff/officers at various locations of Indian Railways (all Railway Zones)165.00
8South Eastern Railway – provision of foot over bridges and / or high level platforms at stations as per requirement.300.00
9Provision of escalators on railway platforms over Indian Railways (2589 Nos)2589.00
10Provision of 1000 lifts at 500 stations on Indian Railways404.00
11Provision of washable aprons over Indian Railways200.00
12Construction of boundary wall near stations & its approaches as measure to safeguard track and establishments avoiding encroachments over Indian Railways500.00
13Provision of Wi-Fi internet facility at 300 B-category stations over Indian Railways115.00
14Provision of CCTV system in 4038 coaches of premium trains (Rajdhani, Shatabdi & Duranto)154.24
15Provision of video surveillance system at 2140 F category stations (under Nirbhaya fund)43.00
16Provision of video surveillance system at 1105 stations (D & E category) of Eastern Region254.21

The details of various works proposed to South Eastern Railway are as under:

NEW RAILWAY ELECTRIFICATION WORK INCLUDED IN BUDGET 2018-19

SNStateName of ProjectRlyTotal RKMState RKMTotal Cost (in Rs crore)Proportionate Cost (in Rs crore)
1.JharkhandTatanagar-BadampaharSER894270.0833.07
2.-do-TKMs of YARD & LOOP LINESSER18133.18116.8521.42
3.OdishaRupsa-BangriposiSER898968.6668.66
4.-do-Tatanagar-BadampaharSER894770.0837.01
5.-do-TKMs of YARD & LOOP LINESSER18168.46116.8544.20
6.West BengalBankura-MashagramSER11811892.892.80
7.-do-TKMs of YARD & LOOP LINESSER18179116.8551.00

NEW RAILWAY ELECTRIFICATION WORK INCLUDED IN BUDGET 2018-19

SNStateName of ProjectRlyTot. RkmState RKMTotal Cost (in Rs./Cr.)Proportionate Cost (in Rs crore)
1.JharkhandTatanagar-BadampaharSER894270.0833.07
2.-do-TKMs of YARD & LOOP LINESSER18133.18116.8521.42
3.OdishaRupsa-BangriposiSER898968.6668.66
4.-do-Tatanagar-BadampaharSER894770.0837.01
5.-do-TKMs of YARD & LOOP LINESSER18168.46116.8544.20
6.West BengalBankura-MashagramSER11811892.892.80
7.-do-TKMs of YARD & LOOP LINESSER18179116.8551.00

Works proposed for inclusion in Budget 2018-19 subject to approval

SNoName of ProjectRlyPlan HeadLength (km)Approx.Cost (Rs.in cr)State-1State-2
1.Link line between Lodhma and Piska bypassing Hatia/Ranchi with Y connection.SERDL17.2428.65Jharkhand
2.Namkum-Kandra new lineSERNL1062120Jharkhand
3.Provision of 3rd line between Chandil-Anara-Burnpur Section along with additional loop line at Nimdih, Urma, Tamna, Charra & Bagalia Stations (125KM)SERDL1251646.81JharkhandWest Bengal
4.Proposal for doubling of line between Talgoria station to Bokaro N/Cabin section in Adra Division(Total 32+6=38 KM)SERDL38390.39Jharkhand
5.Purulia-Kotshila doublingSERDL36338West Bengal

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