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Rail Budget 2001

Rail Budget
Jan 21 2016 (11:20)
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Rail Budget 2001-02 by Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee,

Railways to focus on completing ongoing projects, restoration and extension of lines
In this article
New services:
Express trains:
Increase in frequency:
Service introduced / to be introduced on completion of gauge conversion / new lines / restoration:
MEMU / EMU service:
DMU service
New lines:
Gauge conversion
Doubling of lines
Restoration work
Railway electrification
Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, who presented the Railway Budget 2001 in parliament today, announced that her ministry would not undertake any new railway project in view of the backlog in completion of existing ongoing projects. Instead, the focus would be to allocate and utilise resources for the speedy completion of the current projects.Banerjee has proposed an increase of almost 45% in allocation to complete the new line projects in 2001-02.
The Union Railway Budget 2001 has proposed numerous new services.
New services:
New Delhi-Raipur-Bilaspur weekly Rajdhani Express
New Delhi-Ranchi-Hatia weekly Rajdhani Express
Bi-weekly express between Gorakhpur and New Delhi.
Bangalore-Vasco Bi-weekly express.
Pune-Ernakulam weekly express via Londa and Madgaon.
Asansol-New Jalpaiguri weekly Express.
Secunderabad-Dharmavaram Express.
Sealdah-New Jalpaiguri Bi-weekly Express.
Jaipur-Ernakulam Weekly Superfast Express.
Dhanbad-Hatia Intercity Express.
Howrah-Yashwantpur (Bangalore) Bi-weekly Express.
Indore-Gandhinagar (Ahmedabad) Express.
Howrah-Trivandrum-Nagercoil Weekly express.
Kurla-Bhubaneshwar (Via Sambhalpur) Weekly Express.
Valsad-Patna Weekly Express serving Surat area.
Haldia-Asansol Express
Jodhpur-Chennai Weekly Express.
Solapur-Pune Intercity Express.
Solapur-Pune Intercity Express.
Jodhpur-Hardwar Link Express
Palghat-Trivandrum Express.
Bhubaneshwar-Palasa Intercity Service
Asansol-Jhajha-Amritsar weekly Express
Weekly Rajdhani Express to Secunderabad upon completion of New Terminal Works at Hazrat Nizamuddin.
Rampurhat-Howrah Intercity Express.
Matribhumi Express trains:
The Railways also propose to introduce Matribhumi Express trains to be run during peak rush season with only second class and second class sleeper coaches, on the following routes
Delhi-Barauni via Lucknow
Increase in frequency:
Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express from 2 days to 4 days a week.
Gorakhpur-Dehradun Express from 2 days to 3 days a week.
Rajkot-Ernakulam Express from one to 2 days and extension upto Okha.
Jabalpur-Rajkot Express from 2 days to 4 days by extending Rajkot-Bhopal Express to Jabalpur on 2 days.
Sealdah-Darbhanga Ganga Sagar Express from 4 days to daily.
Vishakhapatnam-Bilaspur Express from 4 days to daily and extension upto Korba.
Secunderabad-Rajkot Express from weekly to 2 days.
Nizamuddin-Bilaspur Gondwana Express from 3 days to 5 days by extending Nizamuddin Nagpur Express to Bilaspur.
Indore-Jaipur Express from weekly to 2 days.
Surat-Patna Bi-weekly Express from Patna upto Bhagalpur.
Pune-Varanasi Express to Darbhanga on 1 day.
New Delhi Guwahati Rajdhani Bi-weekly express to Dibrugarh Town from one day to two days.
Chennai-Guwahati Bi-Weekly Express to Dibrugarh Town on one day.
Jodhpur-Jaipur Intercity Express to Sawai Madhopur
Guwahati-Lumding Express to Dimapur.
Kacheguda-Palasa Express to Bhubaneshwar.
Jodhpur-Jammu Tawi Express to Ahmedabad.
Howrah - Gorakhpur weekly Express via Barauni, Ballia and Indara to provide a direct service between Ballia and Howrah.
Service introduced / to be introduced on completion of gauge conversion / new lines / restoration:
Upon completion of Peddapally - Karimnagar New Line, two pairs of passenger services have just been introduced from 14 Feb 2001.
Following services will be introduced on the recently completed Gandhidham-Bhuj Gauge Conversion.
Extension of Mumbai-Gandhidham Kutch Express to Bhuj.
Extension of Bareilly - Gandhidham Bi-weekly Express to Bhuj.
Extension of Pune-Gandhidham Weekly express to Bhuj.
Two pairs of passenger services.
On the recently restored metre-gauge line between New Mal Junction and Changrabandha, one pair passenger service will be introduced between Siliguri and Changrabandha via New Mal junction. One pair of passenger service will be introduced between Eklakhi and Gazol and extended upto Balurghat upon completion of the new line. An express train from Howrah to Digha will be introduced on completion of the new line. In the interim period, a DMU service will be run on the 16 kilometre completed portion between Tamluk and Bajkul. Two pairs of broad gauge service will be introduced upon completion of gauge conversion of Pandharpur-Kurduwadi section.
MEMU / EMU service:
Bally-Bandel (2 pairs)
DMU service
New lines:
The Railways have a large shelf of new line projects costing about Rs. 20,000 crore, of
gauge conversion projects costing about Rs.9,100 crore, and of Doubling projects amounting to Rs 3,300 crore which have been duly sanctioned by the parliament over last five decades and are awaiting completion. As adding new projects to already sanctioned large shelf of on-going projects will only aggravate the problem, the Railways have taken a decision of not including any new line project in the next year's budget.
The Railways has proposed an increase in the investment in new line projects in the next year by as much as 45% in comparison to the revised estimates of the current year. This increase, amounting to Rs.312 crore, will not only facilitate general speeding up of new line implementation, but will also result in completion of the long-pending projects.
Ongoing new lines, which have either been completed recently or would be completed before March 2001 are:
Puttaparthi-Penukonda section of Dharmavaram-Penukonda project
Kashinagar-Kakdweep section of Lakshmikantapur-Namkhana project
Kapadvanj-Modasa project.
Eklakhi-Gazol section of Eklakhi-Balurghat project.
Jaruri-Banspani section of Daitari-Banspani project.
Bargachia-Munshirhat section of Howrah-Amta project
Tamluk-Bajkul section of Tamluk-Digha line
The new lines targeted to be completed in 2001-02 are:
Gazol -Buniadpur of Eklakhi-Balurghat project
Dharmavaram-Penukonda, completing the Dharmavaram-Penukonda project.
Dewas-Maksi new line section.
Bajkul to Digha of Tamluk-Digha project.
Gauge conversion
The sections of which gauge conversion has either been completed or would be completed before March, 2001 are:
Nonera-Seoni section of Guna-Etawah project
Raxaul-Birganj section
Gandhidham-Bhuj section
During 2001-02, Railways plan to complete the gauge conversion of the following sections:
Laxmanthirtha bridge
Dhrangadara- Kuda
Doubling of lines
During the current year, about 200 km of doubling would be completed, while in the next financial year a target of 300 km has been proposed. The following new doubling works are being included in the budget:.
i. Ernakulam-Mulanturutti section on Ernakulam-Kottayam-Kayankulam line
ii. Bandel-Jirat section on Bandel-Katwa line.
iii. Baruipur to Magraghat
iv. Harishchandrapur-Kumarganj section on Malda-Kumedpur line
v. Gooty-Renigunta section-Doubling of remaining single line sections
The Railways has decided to extend the following works as part of some of the on-going projects:
i. Extension of Sultanganj-Deogarh new line project with a new link from Banka to Barahat .
ii. Extension of BDR gauge conversion project by a new link from Bowai-Chandi to Khana to connect

Midnapur, Bankura and Purulia.
iii. Extension of Mansi-Saharsa Gauge Conversion project upto Dauram-Madhepur
iv. Gauge conversion from Krishnanagar-Shantipur as an extension to the sanctioned doubling from Kalinarayanpur to Krishnanagar
v. Extension of Fatua-Islampur-Dhaniawan-Biharsharif new railway line project to Barbhigha.
vi. Extension of sanctioned doubling project from Kalinarayanpur to Krishnanagar by providing a new link from Krishnanagar to Charatala on the Krishnagar-Karimpur.
vii. Extension to Rajkot -Veraval GC project by taking up gauge conversion from Wansjalia to Jetalsar.
viii. Extension of Eklakhi-Balurghat project by a new link from Gazol to Itahar as Phase-I of Gazol-Raiganj.
ix. Extension of Rewari-Sadulpur gauge conversion project to Hissar.
x. Extension of Kanpur-Mathura-Kasganj-Bareilly gauge conversion project to Lalkuan.
xi. Extension of Lumding-Badarpur-Silchar gauge conversion project from Badarpur to Baraigram.
xii. Extension of sanctioned GC from Ajmer-Chhitaurgarh-Udaipur project to Umra.
xiii. New line from Banka-Bhitiah Road as extension to Sultanganj-Deogarh new line project
Restoration work
Considering the long standing demand of the people of Murshidabad and the need for development in this area, the Railways will undertake the restoration work of Nasipur (Azimganj) - Jiaganj Railway line will be taken up during the year 2001-2002.
Separately a survey work for construction of a bridge over Bhagirathi to connect these two will also be undertaken.
Restoration of Teesta Valley narrow gauge line from Sevok to Gillikhola has been a long standing demand of the people of Sikkim and North Bengal, which will be undertaken in 2001-2002.
Another significant rail link that will be restored is Mogra-Tarakeshwar line. This also has been a long standing demand of the people
.The New Moinaguri-Jogighopa line will be routed through Changrabandha to facilitate better communication links with neighbouring states in the north-eastern region.
New Line Surveys
i. Bhagirathi Bridge to connect Nasipur and Jiaganj Railway line
ii. Donakonda to Vedareva
iii. Mysore to Mangalore via Madikere
iv. Latur Road to Mudkhed
v. Ferozpur Cantt. to Taran Taran
vi. Halem to Itanagar
vii. Kharghoda to Santalpur
viii. Bulb line at Shoranur
ix. Rotegaon to Punthamba
x. Sahnewal to Ladowal
xi. Madurai to Tuticorin
xii. Vaikam to Vaikam Road
xiii. Kumbhakonam to Namakal via Jayakondam, Ariyadur, Perambdur and Thuraiyur
xiv. Shahganj to Amethi via Sultanpur
xv. Kazipet to Nalgonda
xvi. Jiribam-Imphal
xvii. Jhajha to Giridih via Sonuchakai
xviii. Updating survey for Ernakulam-Punalur-Trivandrum
xix. Jaypore-Malkangiri
xx. Howrah-Sealdah 3rd line between Belangar-Bally and additional loop at Dumdum, Baranagar and Bally
xxi. Budge Budge to Uluberia including a rail cum road bridge.
xxii. 2nd coaching terminal at Trivandrum
xxiii. Byepass at Bandel and Naihati
xxiv. Ranjitpura to Yeshwantnagar
xxv. Development of infrastructure in Kakinada area
xxvi. Thanjavur to Chennai Egmore via Adiyalur
Gauge conversion surveys
i. Virudnagar to Manamadurai
Doubling Surveys
i. Ujjain to Indore
ii. Patratu Chandil via Barkhakana
iii. Gooty-Renugunta section of remaining single line section
Railway electrification
In the current year, electrification of 425 route kilometres is envisaged and the following sections are planned to be completed before March 2001:
Sirhind- Nangaldam-Una
Some of the important routes to be completed in the next year are:-
East Coast line from Visakhapatnam to Kharagpur. With this, the entire Calcutta-Chennai route will stand electrified.
Main line of Eastern Railway, (Sitarampur-Mughalsarai) providing alternative electrified route on Asansol-Mughalsarai section.
Udhna-Jalgaon section linking two important electrified main trunk routes of Delhi-Mumbai via. Western and Central Railways will be electrified.
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