Disclaimer   
News Super Search
 ♦ 
×
Member:
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Category:
Zone:
Language:
IR Press Release:

Search
  Go  
Full Site Search
  Search  
 
Tue Feb 21, 2017 17:47:24 ISTHomeTrainsΣChainsAtlasPNRForumGalleryNewsFAQTripsLoginFeedback
Tue Feb 21, 2017 17:47:24 IST
Advanced Search
Trains in the News    Stations in the News   
Page#    2513 news entries  <<prev  next>>
  
Feb 05 2017 (11:37)  Centre to list three railway Public Sector Enterprises (www.thehindu.com)
back to top
Rail Budget

News Entry# 293157     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: rdb*^  125949 news posts
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced in his budget speech the roll out of a Exchange-Traded Fund and a proposal to list three Railway PSEs.
He said that in 2017-18, the government will unveil an ETF with diversified CPSE stocks and other government holdings.
The present ETF, with shares of 10 CPSEs, has generated good response in the recent Further Fund Offering and will continue to be a vehicle for further divestment of CPSE shares, Mr. Jaitley said.
The
...
more...
government also plans to list railway PSEs — catering and e-ticketing outfit IRCTC, finance outfit IRFC and consultancy arm IRCON — the Minister said, adding that a revised procedure to ensure time-bound listing of identified central public sector enterprises is proposed.
The government has also sniffed out opportunities to strengthen its companies through consolidation, mergers and acquisitions.
These announcements received only a muted welcome from the industry.
Sunil Mitra, former Revenue and Disinvestment Secretary and Bengal Chamber’s Economic Affairs Committee head, expressed disappointment that no target had been announced on divestment. “There is no announcement on strategic sale of PSU stakes,” he said.
Naushad Forbes, president, CII, said that industry welcomes the move for time-bound listing of CPSEs.
  
Feb 05 2017 (11:26)  new line survey from samakhiyali to dholavira (www.kutchmitradaily.com)
back to top
Rail BudgetWR/Western  -  

News Entry# 293156     
   Tags   Past Edits
Feb 05 2017 (11:26)
Station Tag: Samakhiali Junction/SIOB added by Suresh Gada/238048

Posted by: Suresh Gada  5 news posts
  
Feb 05 2017 (11:23)  डोमिनगढ़, कैंट, नकहा स्टेशन होंगे हाईटेक, बजट मंजूर (epaper.livehindustan.com)
back to top
Rail BudgetNER/North Eastern  -  

News Entry# 293154     
   Tags   Past Edits
Feb 05 2017 (11:23)
Station Tag: Gorakhpur Junction/GKP added by Aditya Immortal ™ ©~/563869

Posted by: Aditya Immortal ™ ©~  231 news posts
गोरखपुर वरिष्ठ संवाददाताडोमिनगढ़, कैंट व नकहा स्टेशन को हाईटेक करने के लिए रेलवे बोर्ड ने बजट मंजूर कर दिया है। यातायात के क्षेत्र में विकास के लिए पूर्वोत्तर रेलवे को 376 करोड़ रुपये का आवंटन किया गया है। इन रुपयों से कैंट, नकहा और डोमिनगढ़ स्टेशन सेटेलाइट स्टेशन बनकर हाईटेक होंगे। साथ ही यहां भी गोरखपुर जंक्शन की ही तरह सेकेण्ड एंट्री गेट भी बनाए जाएंगे। पूर्वोत्तर रेलवे प्रशासन ने इस सम्बंध में बोर्ड को प्रस्ताव भेजा था जिसे इस बार के संयुक्त बजट में मंजूर कर लिया गया है। सेकेण्ड एंट्री गेट बनने से स्टेशन पर यात्रियों को आने-जाने में सुविधा होगी। इससे दोनों स्टेशनों पर यात्रियों का आवागमन तो बढ़ेगा ही साथ ही यहां से गुजरने वाली कई महत्वपूर्ण ट्रेनों को स्टॉपेज दिया जाएगा। उधर, जंगल कौड़िया, कैंट व डोमिनगढ़ को हाईटेक बनाने के लिए सर्वे और अन्य तैयारियां पूरी हो चुकी हैं। सेटेलाइट स्टेशन बनने से यहां ट्रेनों...
more...
की संख्या बढ़ने के साथ ही गोरखपुर से ट्रेनों का लोड कुछ हद तक कम होगा।
डोमिनगढ़ पर सेकण्ड एंट्री गेट बनने से जहां स्टेशन के पटरी के दूसरे तरफ रह रहे सूरजकुण्ड और आसपास के हजारों लोगों को सीधा फायदा होगा वहीं कैंट पर इस गेट के बनने से कूड़ाघाट और मोहद्दीपुर में रह रहे लोगों को भी काफी लाभ होगा।
सेटेलाइट स्टेशन बनने से लाभ : कैंट के सेटेलाइट स्टेशन बनने से सिर्फ पूर्व की ओर यानी देवरिया और नरकटियागंज की ओर जाने वाली सवारी गाड़ियों का ही संचलन होगा। वहीं जंगल कौड़िया से आनन्दनगर जाने वाली ट्रेनें चलाई जा सकेंगी। इसके लिए गोरखपुर जंक्शन तक आने की जरूरत नहीं होगी।
यातायात के क्षेत्र में विकास के लिए मंजूर हुआ 376 करोड़
’ बढ़ेगे प्लेटफार्म, डिब्बों का होगा बेहतर तरीके से रखरखाव
’ यात्री सुविधाओं में होगा इजाफा, प्रतीक्षालय भी होंगे उच्चीकृत
क्या-क्या होगा
’ प्रतीक्षालय उच्चीकृत होगा
’ अत्याधुनिक टॉयलेट बनेंगे
’ पार्किंग की होगी अलग से व्यवस्था
’ प्लेटफार्मों की संख्या बढ़ेगी
सूरजकुण्ड मोहद्दीपुर, कूड़ाघाट के लोगों को सर्वाधिक फायदा
यात्री सुविधाएं भी बढ़ेंगी
सेकण्ड एंट्री गेट बनने से दोनों स्टेशनों पर यात्री सुविधाएं भी बढ़ेंगी। दूसरी छोर पर वाहन स्टैण्ड के साथ ही प्रतीक्षालय और यूरिनल भी बनाया जाएगा।
  
Feb 05 2017 (10:37)  राब‌र्ट्सगंज-मुगलसराय रेल लाइन के लिए 1260 करोड़ आवंटित (www.jagran.com)
back to top
Rail BudgetNCR/North Central  -  

News Entry# 293153   Blog Entry# 2152210     
   Tags   Past Edits
Feb 05 2017 (10:49)
Station Tag: Mughal Sarai Junction/MGS added by Few SF trains in NCR have silver spoon of PRIORITY*^/100643

Feb 05 2017 (10:49)
Station Tag: Roberts Ganj/RBGJ added by Few SF trains in NCR have silver spoon of PRIORITY*^/100643

Posted by: ये क्या हो रहा है इंडियन रेलवे में~  11 news posts
अनपरा (सोनभद्र): ऊर्जांचल से मुगलसराय के सीधे जुड़ाव की लम्बे समय से जरूरत को देखते हुए रेल बजट में राब‌र्ट्सगंज से मुगलसराय वाया मधुपुर, अहरौरा नई रेल लाइन बिछाने के लिए बजट में 1260 करोड़ रुपये का आवंटन हुआ है। गत वर्ष के रेल बजट में इस रेल लाइन के इंजीनिय¨रग एवं यातायात सर्वेक्षण के लिए मंजूरी मिली थी।
लम्बे समय से इस नई रेल लाइन की मांग उठाने वाले अखिल भारतीय उच्च तकनीकी शिक्षा एवं विकास समिति के अध्यक्ष एस के गौतम ने प्रसन्नता व्यक्त करते हुए कहा कि उक्त नई रेल लाईन की स्वीकृति केन्द्रीय रेल एवं संचार राज्य मंत्री (स्वतंत्र प्रभार) मनोज ¨सन्हा के व्यक्तिगत रूचि लेने के कारण संभव हो सका। नई रेल लाइन के लिए सोनभद्र के
...
more...
सांसद छोटेलाल खैरवार एवं केन्द्रीय स्वास्थ राज्य मंत्री अनुप्रिया पटेल भी लगातार मांग कर रही थी। श्री गौतम ने कहा कि उक्त रेल लाईन के निर्माण से ऊर्जांचल के नागरिक मुगलसराय एवं वाराणसी से सीधे जुड़ जाएंगे। इसके अतिरिक्त झारखण्ड के गढ़वा का मुगलसराय से सीधा जुड़ाव तो होगा ही मुम्बई-बैंगलोर की दूरी भी 150-200 किलोमीटर कम हो जाएगी। रेल बजट में चोपन से चुनार रेल लाइन दोहरीकरण का सर्वेक्षण कार्य भी स्वीकृत हुआ है। चोपन से चुनार तक 100 किलोमीटर रूट का 129.66 करोड़ लागत से कार्य प्रारम्भ हो चुका है। इस रूट में छह स्टेशन, एक ट्रैक्सन सब स्टेशन, एक ओएचई डिपोट तथा एक पीएसआइ डिपोट का निर्माण कार्य स्वीकृत हुआ है।

  
1579 views
Feb 05 2017 (11:37)
Aditya   3027 blog posts   14107 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2152210-1            Tags   Past Edits
मेरे पसंदीदा रूट का उद्धार होगा विद्युतीकरण के साथ डबलिंग भी और उसके बाद गति भी बढ़ेगी😊

  
1630 views
Feb 05 2017 (11:45)
Balgobind Mishra   460 blog posts   71 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2152210-2            Tags   Past Edits
Really Good News....
But project pass hone aur budget milne be baad bhi itna slow execution hai ki 8-10 saal lag jayega.....last budget me Electrification Chopan-Chunar pass hua but abhi tak kaam start nahi hua hai....

  
1520 views
Feb 05 2017 (12:31)
Aditya   3027 blog posts   14107 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2152210-3            Tags   Past Edits
Ho Jaayega Shuru,Bas Umeed Nahin Chodiye😊

  
1511 views
Feb 05 2017 (12:35)
ये क्या हो रहा है इंडियन रेलवे में~   79 blog posts   27 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2152210-4            Tags   Past Edits
work start hone par itni khushi ho rhi hai. jab route start ho jayga tab kitni khushi hogi .

  
1617 views
Feb 05 2017 (12:39)
Balgobind Mishra   460 blog posts   71 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2152210-5            Tags   Past Edits
I really hopeful Sir..
Sir Proper planning always missing at...
IR approved Electrification of Garhwa-Chopan...now it is about to complete but work not started between Chopan-Chunar..

  
1647 views
Feb 05 2017 (12:55)
Few SF trains in NCR have silver spoon of PRIORITY*^   5117 blog posts   8597 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2152210-6            Tags   Past Edits
Sad part of the story Budget allocated 1260 cr for RBGJ-MGS newline , but fund allocated only 1 crore regarding this line
129 crore allocated budget for electrification , but funds given 11.25 crore this year
No funds for doubling allocated for chunar chopan doubling , even i am not sure it is ever announced or it is hoax
Lusa-singrauli rail line
...
more...
project has been removed from pink book or dropped by NCR .
Baki sab masale wali news hai , Aur election bhi aa gaya hai toh media bhi padhane me lagi hai common people ko .

  
1514 views
Feb 05 2017 (13:23)
Aditya   3027 blog posts   14107 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2152210-7            Tags   Past Edits
Be Positive,Sab Achcha Hoga☺

  
1520 views
Feb 05 2017 (13:27)
Aditya   3027 blog posts   14107 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2152210-8            Tags   Past Edits
Hmmm,Lekin IR Ka Sab Diesel Section Ko Electrified Section Mein Convert Karna Toh Hai Hi.

  
1591 views
Feb 05 2017 (13:46)
deepakrashikendra   899 blog posts
Re# 2152210-9            Tags   Past Edits
Ist year no fund is allocated as Tenders are yet to be floated and other approvals(Like land acquisition notices) and requires one year of time .Khajuraho-singrauli comes under WCR.
  
Feb 05 2017 (10:04)  Three new railway lines expected in Mysuru Division (www.thehindu.com)
back to top
Rail BudgetSWR/South Western  -  

News Entry# 293151   Blog Entry# 2152113     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: rdb*^  125949 news posts
This is evident in the ‘Pink Book’ that contains details of allocations for various projects
The allocation of funds in the general budget for various railway projects includes surveys for three new railway lines in the Mysuru Division.
They are surveys for a new railway line connecting Mysuru with Thalassery in Kerala, covering a distance of 300 km, and a Hassan-Belur-Chikkamagaluru-Sringeri-Shivamogga line covering about 150 km. In addition, a new line, identified under Capital Investment Programme to be taken up as a joint venture with the Government of Karnataka, between Shivamogga-Shikaripura-Ranibennur at a
...
more...
cost of ₹1,700 crore too has been approved.
This is evident in the ‘Pink Book’ that contains the details of allocations for various projects that the respective divisions received here on Friday.
Support from Kerala
The Mysuru-Thalassery railway line was mooted almost 57 years ago and has been dropped in the past as the alignment cut through environmentally sensitive regions including forests. The new survey is expected to bypass the forest region and take a detour in a bid to get environmental clearance. However, issues such as returns on investments persist. The project has tremendous support in Kerala as it will provide a new rail link to Bengaluru via Mysuru and is expected to boost travel and trade in the region. However, another railway line survey linking Nanjangud and Nilambur proposed a few years ago finds no mention. There are proposals of merging the two routes.
But there is no mention of allocation for the Mysuru-Madikeri railway line or for the new terminal for the city which was a key demand placed before the authorities to decongest the existing station. However, allocations have been made for the ongoing rail line project linking Kadur-Chikkamagaluru-Sakleshpur (93 km), of which the stretch between Chikkamagaluru and Sakleshpur remains to be covered; for the Shimvamogga-Harirar line, Kottur-Harihar, and Arsikere-Tumakuru among others.
The emphasis on freight as a major revenue generator is evident in the identification of 9 stations in the Mysuru Division, along which there is significant iron-ore movement. An allocation of ₹50 crore has been made to strengthen and standardise layouts of these stations.
The Pink Book indicates that 19 level crossings will be eliminated in the Mysuru Division through diversion to the nearby manned crossings in a bid to eliminate all unmanned rail level crossings by 2020 across the country.
Rail Museum
The development of the Rail Museum in Mysuru may pick up pace as it has received ₹1.13 crore. Despite efforts to augment the collections, expand the area and introduce new exhibits, progress has been slow.

  
1189 views
Feb 05 2017 (10:05)
No more DLS or ELS Hereafter only a Locoshed*^~   9561 blog posts   497 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2152113-1            Tags   Past Edits
Great news !
  
Feb 05 2017 (09:58)  MMTS Phase-II gets boost through rail funds (www.thehindu.com)
back to top
Rail BudgetSCR/South Central  -  

News Entry# 293149     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: rdb*^  125949 news posts
Budget outlay for SCR in 2017-18 is 42% more at Rs. 3,034 crore as against Rs. 2,134 crore last year
Multi-Modal Transit System (MMTS) Phase-II suburban rail project for the capital received a big boost in the Union Budget with the Railway Ministry allocating Rs. 100 crore as its share towards its completion. Another tranche of Rs. 16 crore was for Ghatkesar-Yadadri extension under the same project.
With the demand for grants placed in Parliament on Friday and the details available in the ‘pink’ book, South Central Railway (SCR) General Manager Vinod Kumar
...
more...
Yadav informed the mediapersons at the Rail Nilayam that the area encompassing Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as well as parts of Karnataka and Maharastra has got major boost for capital works with the budget outlay for the 2017-18, a clear 42% more at Rs. 3,034 crore as against Rs. 2,134 crore last year.
Several works in Telangana received substantial funds for new infrastructure projects and prominent among them being 220-km Armoor-Adilabad railway line via Nirmal at a cost of Rs. 2,800 crore as another joint venture project with the State. “We have sent a draft agreement to the Government and are in the process of finalising the JV,” the GM said.
New stations
Four crossing stations are to be built at a cost of Rs. 19 crore between Wanaparthi Road-Kaukuntla, Manopad-Alampur and Itikyala. Towards completion of last mile projects Rs. 25 crore has been sanctioned for Peddapalli-Karimnagar-Nizamabad line (178 km), Rs. 100 crore for Gulbarga-Bidar (140 km).
Funds have also been allotted for ongoing new line projects like Rs. 300 crore for Munirabad-Mahabubnagar (246 km), Rs. 350 crore for Manoharabad-Kothapalli (148.9 km), Rs. 196 crore for Akkannapet-Medak (17.2 km) and Rs. 300 crore for Bhadrachalam-Sattupalli (56.25 km).
For doubling work, Rs. 50 crore for Secunderabad-Mahabubnagar (85.24 km) and third line project costing Rs. 160 crore for Kazipet-Balharshah (201 km), Rs. 9 crore for Mancherial-Peddampet and Rs. 5 crore for development of satellite terminal at Cherlapalli.
Kazipet (10.65 km), Wadi (7.6 km) and Gooty (3.8 km) are among the stations earmarked for constructing bypass lines at a cost of Rs. 135 crore.
Survey for new lines
New surveys are to happen for doubling between Bolarum-Mudkhed (235 km), fourth line between Kazipet-Balharshah (234 km) & Kazipet-Vijayawada (219 km) plus new line between Mancherial-Gadchiroli (115 km).
Other works proposed are Rs. 8-crore coach shed at Kacheguda, Rs. 9.61-crore rakes shed and Rs. 5.86 crore for MMTS rakes pit lines - both at Moula Ali.
Mr. Yadav said that works on the Yadadri line would be started straightaway as survey and designs were done it would take six months to finalise tenders while another two-and-a-half years for completion. Commissioning of MMTS Phase-II would begin by December-end and entire project commissioned by 2018-end.
Land acquisition issue with the Defence Ministry too was sorted out at the Cabinet Secretariat level. Land issues have to be sorted out with the Government for Cherlapalli terminal, he added.
Airport Link
The SCR GM said that the GMR Group was inclined to allow an underground rail link to the airport terminal at Shamshabad which would cost Rs. 250 crore more and this issue has to be thrashed out with the State Government as it shares the cost.
Otherwise, airport authorities want the ground rail to halt way outside the terminal and passengers to be transported through buses since it would affect their runway expansion plans if permitted to take the line closer.
Station development
“Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has an ambitious plan to develop Secunderabad, Vijayawada and 23 other stations all over India under the public, private partnership mode (PPP). Tender documents would be uploaded for all stations in one ago on February 8,” he added.
  
Feb 05 2017 (09:56)  Line doubling, rail electrification projects get a boost in Karnataka (www.thehindu.com)
back to top
Rail BudgetSWR/South Western  -  

News Entry# 293148   Blog Entry# 2152411     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: rdb*^  125949 news posts
Meagre allocation to State still a concern for advocacy groups
The finer details of railway projects for Karnataka emerged on Friday with the Indian Railways releasing the Pink Book detailing out allocations for various projects.
Major chunk of the allocations have been made to line doubling, including Hubballi-Vasco-da-Gama, Rs. 250 crore; Hotgi-Gadag, Rs. 138 crore; Hubballi-Chikkajajur (Bengaluru line), Rs. 198 crore, Arsikere-Tumakuru, Rs. 138 crore and Yelahanka-Penukonda, Rs. 120 crore under South Western Railway (SWR).
Some
...
more...
of the new line works too got a boost, including Rayadurg-Tumakuru, Rs. 81 crore; Bagalkot-Kudachi, Rs. 50 crore; Tumakuru-Chitradurga-Davangere, Rs. 30 crore, Hassan-Bengaluru, Rs. 79 crore and Gadag-Wadi, Rs. 40 crore. Of the total allocation of Rs. 3,146 crore to SWR, Rs. 331.8 crore are earmarked for new lines; Rs. 309.6 crore for doubling and Rs. 59 crore for traffic facilities.
A new line between Gadag and Yalvigi (58 km) is sanctioned, though a token Rs. 1 crore is allocated for it.
Despite fervent demands to operationalise the new divisional office announced at Kalaburgi, only Rs. 1 lakh has been earmarked for creation of facilities under Solapur division of Central Railway.
Under South Central Railway, ongoing new line works of Kalaburagi-Bidar got Rs. 50 crore; Raichur-Mahabubnagar Rs. 200 crore and Kadapa-Bengaluru (Bangarpet) Rs. 150 crore. Doubling of Daund-Kalaburgi and electrification of Pune-Guntakal got Rs. 200 crore. Patch doubling between Mangaluru Junction and Panambur under Southern Railway got Rs. 92 crore while doubling between Netravathi Cabin and Mangaluru Central (1.5 km) got Rs. 5 crore.
Meanwhile, there is a push for rail electrification in the State, with Chikkabanavara-Hubballi (456 km); Chikkajajur-Ballari (184 km); Gadag-Hotgi (284 km) and Bengaluru-Omalur via Hosur (196 km) proposed to be added to the electrification network without earmarking any funds. Guntakal-Ballari-Hosapet got Rs. 66 crore; Hosapete-Vasco got Rs. 88 crore and Miraj-Londa got Rs. 22 crore.
Sunil Kulkarni and Sanjeev Dyamannavar from Rail advocacy groups regretted SWR got meagre allocation (Rs. 3,146 crore) compared to neighbouring zones — Central Railway, Rs. 6419 crore; South Central Railway, Rs. 5,598 crore and Southern Railway, Rs. 5,785 crore. Maharashtra, home State of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, is witnessing windfall, they said. K.N. Krishna Pasad, a rail enthusiast, welcomed higher allocation to Tumakuru-Hubballi line doubling and Tumakuru-Davangere new line.
SWR got 15.88% more allocation of funds to various projects during 2017-18 than the previous year. We can complete electrification work of SWR within 10 years. Three agencies are working for the completion [of projects].
A.K. Gupta
General Manager, South Western Railway

  
1058 views
Feb 05 2017 (14:27)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4064 blog posts   300 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2152411-1            Tags   Past Edits
Gdg-Hg for Electrification :-o . This was one of the last part of BG converted line from MG in swr and now they are pushing it for electrification. Doubling is already in progress. This is rapid development by SWR
  
Feb 05 2017 (09:41)  Rail projects fund red flagged (www.thehindu.com)
back to top
Rail Budget

News Entry# 293147     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: rdb*^  125949 news posts
Budget ignored Railway Minister Prabhu’s plan for a fund to finance projects
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley termed the merger of the Rail Budget with the Union Budget “a historic step” even as he stressed that the “functional autonomy of the Railways will continue.”
While his Budget 2017-18 speech took on board most of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu’s proposals, some critical ideas that would have otherwise figured in Mr. Prabhu’s own Budget didn’t make it past North Block, such as the formation of a holding company for all public sector rail firms, a rail
...
more...
regulator and a fund for financing rail projects.
All other announcements related to the Railways made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were based on Mr. Prabhu’s proposals, including the move to set up a rail safety fund named ‘Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh’ with a corpus of Rs. 1 lakh crore over a period of five years.
Documents reviewed by The Hindu showed that Mr. Prabhu had suggested 30 points to be incorporated in Mr. Jaitley’s Union Budget speech during discussions with the Finance Ministry.
Solar power
The Union Budget announcement to redevelop 25 railway stations, set up solar power at 7,000 stations, provide lifts and escalators at 500 stations, provide end-to-end integrated transport solutions for various commodities, form a single window for coach-related complaints, increase the throughput by 10% were all proposed by the Railway Minister.
The March 2019 deadline for rolling out accounting reforms with accrual-based financial statements was also a Rail Bhawan idea.
However, some proposals were lost in transmission. While the Railway Minister had proposed Mr. Jaitley to announce a new holding company named Rail Holdco for its stakes in 13 public sector Railways-related enterprises, Mr. Jaitley only referred to the listing of three railway PSUs on the stock markets — IRCTC, Indian Railway Finance Corporation and IRCON.
A top finance ministry official said that the holding company proposal needs more deliberations and is under consideration. “No final decision has been taken on that proposal. These are two separate things. We have only talked about the listing of three PSUs. And there is no conflict between the two,” Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das told The Hindu.
However, top officials in the Rail Bhawan see Mr. Jaitley’s announcement as a “full stop” to Mr. Prabhu’s idea of creating a separate holding company for 13 rail PSUs.
Mr. Prabhu had told the Finance Minister that a holding company will give “opportunity to these companies to enhance their valuation which can be monetised at a later date, as and when need arises to meet investment needs of Railways.”
The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management in the Finance Ministry had, however, indicated its opposition to the idea, another top Railway Ministry official said.
Mr. Prabhu had also proposed setting up Rail Development Authority for a “level playing field” and “to restore balance between passenger and freight traffic” by setting fares. However, Mr. Jaitley’s Union Budget speech gave it a miss and instead said that “the tariffs of Railways would be fixed, taking into consideration costs, quality of service, social obligations and competition from other forms of transport.”
Development authority
A Railway Board member said that the Finance Ministry wants more deliberation on the proposal to form a Rail Development Authority.
“The Finance Ministry has asked us why the Railways can’t set fares based on various factors including inflation, oil prices and other input costs rather than go for a separate authority,” a Railway Ministry official said.
The Railway Minister had also mooted setting up a Railways of India Development Fund.
“Indian Railways, in association with World Bank, has undertaken a scoping study for setting up a Railways of India Development Fund, for financing projects in entire railway sector by pooling funds from pension, insurance and wealth,” Mr. Prabhu said in his proposal.
  
Feb 05 2017 (06:21)  Amaravati rail link to Vijayawada, Guntur cleared (www.thehindu.com)
back to top
Rail BudgetSCR/South Central  -  

News Entry# 293130   Blog Entry# 2152451     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: rdb*^  125949 news posts
Amaravati, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, is to get linked by rail to Vijayawada and Guntur in a new line proposed to be taken up by the Railways as part of a joint venture (JV) with the State Government at a cost of Rs. 2,680 crore for 106 km.
In fact, Andhra Pradesh has has something to cheer as far as railway infrastructure proposed and funds allocated to the South Central Railway (SCR) as per the details of several new works proposed like fresh lines, doubling, traffic facilities, etc., after the demands for grants was placed in the Parliament, said General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav at a press conference.
While
...
more...
SCR got a substantial amount of Rs. 3,034 crore as against Rs. 2,134 crore last time, among top projects slated for Andhra Pradesh are work for extension of Vijaywada-Gudivada line up to Machilipatnam deep water port for Rs. 130 crore cost as another JV project with the State Government.
The JVs are already in place, he said.
Allocation of funds
Funds have been allotted for - new lines of Nadikudi-Srikalahasti (Rs. 350 crore - 309 km), Kotipalli-Narsapur (Rs. 430 crore - 57.2 km), Kadapa-Benguluru (Rs. 240 crore - 255 km), Kakinada - Pithapuram (Rs. 150 crore - 21.5 km), Obulavaripalle-Krishnapatnam (Rs. 100 crore - 113 km). Doubling works - Guntur-Guntakal (Rs. 124 crore-443 km), Guntakal-Kalluru (Rs. 52 crore - 41 km), Guntur-Tenali (Rs. 36 crore-24.38 km), Gooty - Dharmavaram (Rs. 75 crore - 90 km); with electrification - Vijayawada-Bhimavaram-Nidadavolu (Rs. 122 crore - 221 km) and last mile project of Jaggayyapet-Mellacheruvu (24 km - Rs. 79 crore).
Third lines - Kazipet-Vijaywada (Rs. 100 crore - 219.64 km), Vijayawada-Gudur (Rs. 100 crore - 287.67 km) and Rs. 6 crore for Tiruchanur railway station. Bypass lines are to be built at Vijaywada, Renigunta,Wadi, Gooty and Kazipet at Rs. 135 crore.
Apart from these, development of Rajahmundry yard at Rs. 27.2 crore, a divisional integrated training centre has been sanctioned at Vijayawada at a cost of Rs. 3.8 crore, overhauling station at Rayanapadu at Rs. 8.07 crore, replacement of conventional lights to LED in all 120 stations of Guntur and Guntakal divisions at Rs. 2.5 crore and waiting hall at Tirupati station at Rs. 3.72 crore.
New survey lines
The General Manager revealed that new surveys cleared were for 219 km between Kazipet-Vijaywada, 120 km Dharmavaram-Bellary, Rs.132 km Hindupur-Chitradurga, 250 km Kondapalli-Kirandul and 110 km Mantralayam Road-Kurnool.
Bypass lines are
to be built at Vijaywada, Renigunta,Wadi, Gooty and Kazipet

  
548 views
Feb 05 2017 (15:12)
gopalfirst   78 blog posts
Re# 2152451-1            Tags   Past Edits
good,good super very very good thanks to given full information regarding this sir. many,many thanks to once again.
  
Feb 04 2017 (23:21)  YSRC leader slams Naidu for hailing Budget (www.thehindu.com)
back to top
Rail BudgetSCR/South Central  -  

News Entry# 293117     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: rdb*^  125949 news posts
YSR Congress leader Kandula Durgesh on Friday said major injustice was done to the State for the third successive time in the Union Budget. He said Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu owed an explanation to people for welcoming the Budget.
Addressing a press conference here, Mr. Durgesh said no funds were allocated for Amaravati, the Polavaram project, Dugarajapatnam port, and no announcement was made on separate railway zone for the State with Visakhapatnam as headquarters.
He observed that the Chief Minister as well as Union Ministers and MPs representing the Telugu Desam Party
...
more...
failed in getting Special Category Status for the State. He reminded that the late Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy had succeeded in getting forest and environmental clearances for the Polavaram project.
Mr. Durgesh alleged that Rajamahendravaram rural MLA Gortantla Butchaiah Chowdary had failed to curb corruption in his constituency and demanded that the latter take action on errant officials.
Page#    2513 news entries  <<prev  next>>

Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom


Go to Mobile site