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26 Feb 2013

Fare related changes announced in Railway Budget 2013


As per the Railway Budget 2013 presented today by Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal, Hon’ble Minister for Railways, there is no fare increase in any of the classes. However there are changes in Reservation Charge, Supplementary Charge for Superfast Trains, Cancellation charges o­n Reserved Tickets, minimum and maximum Tatkal charges and Clerkage charges which have been increased. The details are furnished in Annexure attached as follows:
 Annexure 1 – Revision of Charges

Annexure 2 – Revised Fare with Tatkal Charges

Annexure 3 – Revised Charges with Difference

Annexure 4 – Revised Cancellation Charges 

Revised cancellation charges (Budget 2013)

(I)1stslab - More than 24 hrs in advance of the schedule departure of the train

Minimum cancellation charges per passenger

ClassExisting Revised


 Class          Existing                      Revised
  1AC            Rs 70                           Rs 120 
   EC             Rs 70                           Rs 120 
  2A               Rs 60                           Rs 100 
  3A               Rs 60                           Rs   90 
  FC               Rs 60                           Rs 100 
ACC              Rs 60                           Rs   90 
  SL                Rs 40                          Rs   60 
  2S                Rs 20                          Rs   30 


(II)Within 24 hrs and upto 4 hrs before the schedule departure of the train – The cancellation charges per passenger is 25% of the fare paid subject to minimum amounts specified above (Rule Unchanged)


(III) Less than 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train – The cancellation charges per passenger is 50% of the fare paid subject to minimum amounts specified above (Rule Unchanged)


                The Revised charges will come in to effect from 01.04.2013.





2013-14 Railway budget for Karnataka


Proposed introduction of Bangalore-Mangalore Express (Weekly), opening of an executive lounge here and resumption of work on Chickmagalur-Sakleshpur and Bangalore-Satyamangalam new line projects are some of the key highlights of Railway budget as far as Karnataka is concerned.
The budget also proposed several special express trains from various destinations in the state.
These include Hubli-Mumbai (weekly) via Miraj and Pune, Jabalpur-Yeswantpur (weekly) via Nagpur and Dharmavaram, Madgaon-Mangalore Intercity (daily) via Udupi and Karwar, Mangalore-Kachiguda (weekly) via Dhone, Gooty, Renigunta and Coimbatore, Nagarcoil Bangalore (daily) via Madurai and Tiruchirappalli, Yeswantpur-Lucknow (weekly) via Rae Bareli and Pratapgarh and Patliputra (Patna) – Bangalore Express (Weekly) Via Chheoki.
New proposed passenger trains are: Marikuppam-Bangalore (daily) and Talguppa-Shimoga Town Passenger (daily). Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, presenting the budget in the Lok Sabha, also announced that executive lounge would be opened in seven stations, including Bangalore.
He announced resumption of work on new line projects of Chickballapur-Sakleshpur and Bangalore-Satyamangalam, which were pending for want of resources and other mandatory clearances, after Karnataka government agreed to give land free of cost and bear 50 per cent of cost.
Bansal announced setting up skill-development centres (to impart skills to the youth in railway-related trades) in 25 locations, including in Mangalore.
He also announced taking up new line Chickballapur-Gowribidanur, Chickballapur-Puttaparthy-Sri Satya Sai Nilayam, Gadag-Wadi and Srinivasapura-Madanapalli, adding surveys proposed in 2013-14 include Tumkur-Maddur-Malavalli and Tumkur-Arsikere (doubling) and Shoranur-Mangalore 3rd Line.
New DEMU services announced included Bhatkal–Thokur.

Two Special Trains between Hyderabad and Allahabad for Maha Kumbh Mela


Train No. 07091 Hyderabad - Allahabad Special trainwill depart Hyderabad at10 30 hrs o­n 09th March, 2013 (Saturday) and arrive Allahabad at 13 30 hrs o­n the next day.
In the return direction, Train No. 07092 Allahabad-Hyderabad Special train will depart Allahabad at 17 45 hrs o­n 10th March, 2013 (Sunday) and arrive Hyderabad at 22 45 hrs o­n the next day.
  Enroute, the special train will stop at Secunderabad, Jangaon, Kazipet, Jammikunta, Pedapalli, Ramagundam, Manchiryal, Bellampalli, Sirpur Kagaznagar, Balharshah, Nagpur, Itarsi, Pipariya, Narsinghpur, Jabalpur, Katni, Maihar, Satna and Manikpur stations.
These special trains will comprise of o­ne First AC, two First AC cum II tier AC, o­neII tier AC, o­ne III tier AC, twelve Sleeper Class, two General Second Class and two Luggage cum Brake van coaches totaling to twenty o­ne coaches.

SCR to provide Additional Stoppage for Secunderabad-Guntur-Secunderabad Golconda Express at Moula Ali


South Central Railway will provide one minute halt at Moula Ali Station for Train No. 17202 /17201 Secunderabad-Guntur-Secunderabad Golconda Express with effect from 5th March, 2013on experimental basis.

Train No. 17202 Secunderabad-Guntur Golconda Express will arrive/depart Moula Ali at 13 13 / 13 14 hrs.

Accordingly in the return direction, Train No. 17201 Guntur-Secunderabad Golconda Express will arrive/depart Moula Ali at 12 38 / 12 39 hrs.

Machilipatnam-Yesvantpur Express named as KONDAVEEDU EXPRESS


Train No. 17211 / 17212 Machilipatnam – Yesvantpur - Machilipatnam Express is named as KONDAVEEDU EXPRESS with immediate effect. Hence forth, the nomenclature of this Train will be “Machilipatnam-Yesvantpur-Machilipatnam” KONDAVEEDU EXPRESS”

AUGMENTATION OF TRAINS

The temporary augmentation of T.No.12851/12852 Bilaspur – Chennai Central – Bilaspur Express trains by o­ne AC 3-tier coach upto 24th & 25th February 2013, has been extended upto 24.3.2013 ex.Bilaspur and upto 25.3.2013 ex.Chennai Central.

New trains to Kerala

New trains :1.Lokmanya Tilak (T) – Kochuveli Express (Weekly)
2. Mangalore – Kacheguda Express (Weekly) Via Dhone, Gooty,
Renigunta, Coimbatore.... [Hope so it will cover via Kasargod - Shornur - Palghat Section]
3. Visakhapatnam – Kollam Express (Weekly)

New Passengers:
1. Punalur – Kollam Passenger (Daily)
2. Shoranur – Kozhikode Passenger (Daily)
3. Thrisur-Guruvayur Passenger (Daily)

Train Extensions:
1. 12507/12508 Guwahati-Ernakulam Express extended to
Thiruvananthapuram
2. 56700/56701Madurai-Kollam Passenger extended to Punalur
3. 66611/66612 Ernakulam-Thrisur MEMU extended to Palakkad
4. 66304/66305 Kollam-Nagarcoil MEMU extended to Kanniyakumari

Frequency Increase:
5. 12217/12218 Kochuveli – Chandigarh Express 1 to 2 days

A list of what Gujarat gets in Railway Budget 20013-14




Rail Neer
bottling plant at  Ahmedabad;

-

Doubling
of Palanpur-Samkhiali and third line between Vatva-Ahmedabad through through

Public Private Partnership(PPP) model
are proposed.

Gujarat finds mention in one

electrification project
which is Delhi Sarai Rohilla – Rewari – Palanpur – Ahmedabad including Kalol-Gandhinagar-Khodiyar and Alwar-BandikuiJaipur-Phulera.

Not a single new line is proposed for Gujarat in this budget. Nationally 24 lines are proposed.

Among a list of 59 new lines surveys proposed in budget, five are located in Gujarat. They are:
-Anand-Borsad
-Dhansura-Talod
-Modasa-Meghraj-Banswara
-Rajpipla-Kevadiya Colony
-Kapadvanj-Timba

Among proposed new gauge conversion works, following are in Gujarat:
Ahmedabad-Bahucharaji
Bhadran-Bochasan-Petlad-Nadiad
Gadhada-Jasdan
Surendranagar-Dhrangdhara

Among proposed doubling works following are in Gujarat:
Kandla-Palanpur
Rajkot-Veraval

In a list of new proposed Express trains, following originate/terminate in Gujarat:
-Ahmedabad – Jodhpur Express (Weekly) Via Samdari, Bhildi
-Gandhidham – Visakhapatnam Express (Weekly) Via Ahmedabad, Wardha, Ballarshah, Vijaywada

Following new proposed Express trains will pass through Gujarat:
-Bandra Terminus – Hisar Express (Weekly) Via Ahmedabad, Palanpur, Marwar, Jodhpur, Degana
-Bandra Terminus – Haridwar Express (Weekly) Via Valsad

Following new proposed passenger trains will originate/terminate in Gujarat:
-Bhavnagar-Palitana Passenger (Daily)
-Bhavnagar-Surendranagar Passenger (Daily)
-Nadiad-Modasa Passenger(6 days a week)
-Surendranagar-Dhrangadhra Passenger (Daily)
-Somnath-Rajkot Passenger(Daily)

There’s no new MEMU or DEMU services proposed in the budget for Gujarat.

Following extensions of trains are Gujarat related:
-Somnath-Dwarka Express extedned to Okha
-Porbandar-Veraval Passenger extended to Somnath
-Morbi-Wankaner DEMU extended to Rajkot

Frequency increased in Gujarat related trains:
-Agra Fort-Ahmedabad Express 3 to 7 days
-Ahmedabad-Nagpur Express 2 to 3 days
-Gorakhpur-Ahmedabad Express 1 to 2 days

Other mentioning

Ministry of Railways would impart skills to the youth in railway related trades in  Ankleshwar(in Gujarat).

Highlights of Rail Budget 2013-14 pertaining to Northern Railway


The national project of Udhampur-SrinagarBaramulla and other projects of strategic importance will be taken up o­n top priority.

To meet the persistent demand of the people of Uttarakhand for a direct connectivity between Rishikesh and Doiwala, as also to avoid an alignment passing through a reserve forest with large elephant population, I propose to meet this requirement through provision of a bye pass line at Raiwala which will establish this direct link.

In view of the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committees and demands from various Border States, it is proposed to pursue for approval of certain projects identified as being of national importance viz. BilaspurManali-Leh, Jammu-Poonch via Aknoor, Tanakpur-Bageshwar and Parsuramkund-Rupai. It is also proposed to take up a new line between Firozpur and Patti for providing direct rail link between border areas of Firozpur and Amritsar/Atari.

Rail-Based Industries

To meet the increasing demand, reduce dependence o­n imports and to generate employment opportunities, following new manufacturing/maintenance facilities are proposed to be set up:-

a new Forged Wheel Factory at Rae Bareli for which an MoU has been signed with Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL);

A coach manufacturing unit in Sonepat district, Haryana in collaboration with the state government;

Conversion of Pratapgarh workshops to undertake POH of BG wagons;

Skill Development

With a view to contributing to the national skill development programme of the Government, Ministry of Railways would impart skills to the youth in railway related trades in 25 locations spread across the length and breadth of the country. These locations are: Agartala, Alwar, Ankleshwar, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Dimapur, Imphal, Jagdalpur, Jais, Katihar, Kazipet, Kollam, Koraput, Lumding, Mangalore, Murshidabad, Nagpur, Naharlagun, Pathankot, Ranchi, Ratlam,Shimla, Sirsa, Srinagar and Tiruchchirappalli.

Sports

It has been decided that recipients of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Dhyan Chand Award shall be provided facility of Complimentary Card passes valid for travel by 1st Class/2nd AC. Also, Complimentary Card passes being issued to Olympic Medalists & Dronacharya Awardees shall be valid for travel in Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains, as in the case of Arjuna Awardees. Travel by Duronto trains shall also be permitted o­n all Card passes issued to sportspersons who have

the facility of travel by Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains.

Saluting the Brave

Our brave and valiant soldiers make immense sacrifices to defend our borders. As a humble token of IR’s gratitude, it is decided to extend the facility of Complimentary Card Pass valid in 1st Class/2AC to the parents of posthumous unmarried awardees of Maha Vir Chakra,

Vir Chakra, Kirti Chakra, Shaurya Chakra, President’s Police Medal for Gallantry and Police Medal for Gallantry.

Minister for Rural Development agreed to the request of railways to partner in some of the railway related activities under MGNREGA.

Vacancies Reserved for Women:

To strengthen the security of rail passengers, especially women passengers, Railways have already created four companies of women RPF personnel and another eight would be set up. Recruitment to RPF is being conducted with 10% vacancies reserved for women. The

presence of women RPF personnel will be further strengthened with the field units.

provision of hostel facilities for single women railway employees at all Divisional headquarters;

The need for setting up of an independent Rail Tariff Authority was mentioned while presenting the budget for 2012-13. A proposal in this regard has been formulated and is at interministerial consultation stage.

Rail Tourism

Railways form a popular mode of travel, both for domestic and foreign tourists. To make the experience of tourists more pleasant, the following steps are envisaged:-

i.launching a multi-modal travel package with cooperation of State Government of Jammu & Kashmir enabling passengers to travel from Jammu through Udhampur, Qazigund to Srinagar and Baramulla o­n a common rail-bus ticket;

ii.with the commissioning of railway line up to Katra very soon, feasibility of issuing ‘yatra parchis’ to pilgrims travelling by rail at the time of booking of the railway ticket is being explored in coordination with Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.

NCR Stations.

Need for special attention to stations in National Capital Region. Development of directional terminals began some years back with opening of Anand Vihar station. Studies for terminal at Bijwasan will be taken up during the year. Further, to augment infrastructure and revamp the facilities at Delhi, New Delhi and Hazrat Nizamuddin, works costing Rs 100 crore have been taken up.

Anubhuti

With increasing popularity of Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains, there is also a demand for higher travel comfort. Responding to this need, to begin with, IR will introduce o­ne such coach in select trains which will provide an excellent ambience and latest modern facilities and services. Such coaches will be named ‘Anubhuti’ with commensurate fare structure.

Azadi Express:

The role of Indian Railways in unification of the country during the freedom struggle is historical. I propose to run an educational tourist train called ‘Azadi Express’ to enable our youth to travel to important places connected with the freedom movement. The train will be made attractive and affordable through concessional fares.

PPP:



A modern signalling equipment facility at Chandigarh through PPP route.

Catering :



A Centralised Catering Services Monitoring Cell with a Toll free number – 1800 111 321 has started functioning w.e.f. 18th January, 2013 to facilitate redressal of complaints/suggestions o­n realtime basis.

New Line projects to be completed in 2013-14

Udhampur-Katra

Gauge Conversion projects to be completed in 2013-14

Kasganj-Bareilly

Sections proposed to be doubled in 2013-14

Ambala Cantt-Dhapper

Chakki Bank-Bharoli

Jallandhar Cantt-Suchipind

New Lines

Trains to Religious Destinations:

To facilitate pilgrims’ journeys, I have decided to

add more trains to these places. Amongst the five Sikh Takhts, it is o­nly Takht Shri Damdama Sahib at Talwandi Sabo which is not connected by a rail link. I, therefore, propose to take up construction of railway line from Rama Mandi to Maur Mandi via Talwandi Sabo to provide this link.

1 Rewari-Rohtak new line extension up to Makrauli;

2. Sultanpur to Kadipur;

Gauge conversion of Mavli-Bari Sadri section.

Doubling

1. Dapper- Chandigarh

2.Rae Bareli – Amethi;

Electrification

1. Delhi Sarai Rohilla – Rewari – Palanpur – Ahmedabad

including Kalol-Gandhinagar-Khodiyar and Alwar-BandikuiJaipur-Phulera

2. Jakhal-Hisar

3. Jakhal-Dhuri-Ludhiana

4. Rajpura-Dhuri-Lehra Mohabhat

New Lines

1. Chola-Bulandshahar

2. Delhi-Sohna-Nuh-Firozpur Jhirka-Alwar

3 Faizabad-Lalganj via Akbarganj, Maharajganj and Rae Bareli

4 Firozpur-Patti

5. Yamuna Nagar-Chandigarh via Sadhaura, Narayangarh 28 Gauge Conversion

Surveys To be Undertaken during 2013-14:

New Lines

1.Amb-Kangra via Nadaun

2. Anantnag and Pahalgam via Tral

3. Baddi and Bilaspur

4. Dadri-Jharli via Jhajjar

5. Dadri-Sikandarabad-Bulandshahar-JahangirabadAnoopshahar-Narora

6. Dharamshala-Palampur

7.Dhuri-Bye pass to avoid reversal of traffic

8.Farrukhabad- Gola - Gokarnnath via Shahjahanpur (Updating)

9.Narwana-Uklana

10. Rajpura-Bye pass to avoid reversal

11. Sri Anandpur Sahib-Chamkaur Sahib- -Ludhiana

12. Srinagar-Kargil-Leh

Gauge Conversion

Doubling



1. Bathinda -Abohar-Sriganganagar

2. Firozpur-Bathinda

3. Haridwar-Dehradun

4. Jakhal-Dhuri-Ludhiana

5. Najibabad-Kotdwar

6. Rajpura- Bathinda via Dhuri

7.Suratgarh-Bathinda

8. Varanasi-Ballia

9. Mailan-Bahraich

Express trains


1.Amritsar – Lalkuan Express (Weekly) Via Chandigarh

2. Bandra Terminus – Ramnagar Express (Weekly) Via Nagda, Mathura, Kanpur, Lucknow, Rampur

3. Bandra Terminus – Haridwar Express (Weekly) Via Valsad

4.Bathinda – Jammu Tawi Express (Weekly) Via Patiala, Rajpura

5. Bhubaneswar – Hazrat Nizamuddin Express (Weekly) Via Sambalpur

6. Chandigarh –Amritsar Intercity Express (Daily) Via Sahibzada Ajitsingh Nagar (Mohali), Ludhiana

7. Delhi – Firozpur Intercity Express (Daily) Via Bathinda

8. Delhi Sarai Rohilla – Sikar Express (Bi-weekly) after gauge conversion

9. Delhi – Hoshiarpur Express (Weekly)

10. Hazrat Nizamuddin – Mumbai AC Express (Weekly) via Bhopal, Khandwa, Bhusawal

11. Indore – Chandigarh Express (Weekly) Via Dewas, Ujjain, Guna, Gwalior, Hazrat Nizamuddin

12.Jaipur – Lucknow Express (Tri-weekly) Via Bandikui, Mathura, Kanpur

13. Kalka – Sai Nagar Shirdi Express (Bi-weekly) Via Hazrat Nizamuddin , Bhopal, Itrasi 33

14. Kanpur – Anand Vihar Express (Weekly) Via Farrukhabad

15. Katra – Kalka Express (Bi-weekly) Via Morinda

16. Kolkata – Agra Express (Weekly) Via Amethi, Rae Bareli,Mathura

17. Kota – Jammu Tawi Express (Weekly) Via Mathura, Palwal

18.Lucknow – Varanasi Express Via Rae-Bareli (6 Days a week)

19.Mau – Anand Vihar Express (Bi-weekly)

20. New Delhi – Katra AC Express (6 Days a week)

21.Radhikapur – Anand Vihar Link Express (Daily)

22.Una / Nangaldam– Hazoor Saheb Nanded Express (Weekly) Via Anandpur Saheb, Morinda, Chandigarh, Ambala

23. Yesvantpur – Lucknow Express (Weekly) via Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh

24. Kamakhya (Guwahati) – Anand VIhar Express (Weekly) Via Katihar, Barauni, Sitapur Cantt, Moradabad

Passenger Trains

1. Bathinda – Dhuri Passenger (Daily)

2.Bareilly – Lalkuan Passenger (Daily)

MEMU Services

1. Barabanki – Kanpur

2. Delhi- Rohtak (Replacement of conventional service by MEMU)

3. Lucknow – Hardoi

DEMU Services

1. Delhi – Kurukshetra Via Kaithal

2. Lucknow – Sultanpur

3. Lucknow – Pratapgarh Via Gauriganj

4.Rohtak – Rewari

5. Taran Taran – Goindwal Saheb

Extension of Trains

1. 12231/12232 Chandigarh-Lucknow Express to Patna (2 days)

2. 14007/14008 Delhi-Muzaffarpur Express to Raxaul after gauge conversion

3. 14017/14018 Delhi-Muzaffarpur Express to Raxaul after gauge conversion

4. 14731/14732 Delhi – Bathinda Express to Fazilka

5. 14705/14706 Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Sadulpur Express to Sujangarh (Salasar Express)

6. 15097/15098 Jammu Tawi-Barauni Express to Bhagalpur

7.12449/12450 Madgaon-Hazrat Nizamuddin Express to Chandigarh

8. 14003/14004 New Delhi -New Farakka Express to Malda Town

9. 13133/13134 Sealdah – Varanasi Express (2 Days) to Delhi via Lucknow, Moradabad

10. 14711/14712 Shri Ganga Nagar – Haridwar Express to Rishikesh

11.12629/12630 Yesvantpur – Hazrat Nizamuddun Sampark Kranti Express 2 days to Chandigarh

12.54632/54633 Dhuri-Hisar/ Hisar- Ludhiana Passenger to Sirsa

13. 74021/74024 Delhi-Shamli DEMU to Saharanpur

14. 29019/29020 Meerut-Nimach Link Express to Mandasor

Increase in frequency

1. 14037/14038 Delhi-Pathankot Express 3 to 6 days

2.12469/12470 Kanpur – Jammu Tawi Express 1 to 2 days

3. 12217/12218 Kochuveli – Chandigarh Express 1 to 2 days

4. 12687/12688 Madurai – Dehradun/Chandigarh Express 1 to 2 days

5. 12877/12878 Ranchi-New Delhi Garib Rath Express 2 to 3 days

6.12629/12630 Yesvantpur – Hazrat Nizamuddun Sampark Kranti Express 2 to 4 days

7. 19325/19326 Indore – Amritsar Express 1 to 2 days

Sections to be electrified during 2012-2013:

1.Mondh-Phaphamau Junction

2.Phaphamau-Unchahar including Allahabad-Prayag

3.Chakkibank(ex)-Bharoli-Ravi & Budhi-Ujh-Jammu Yard

4.Udhampur-Manwal

Rail Budget 2013: Highlights


No hike in passenger fares
Superfast and Tatkal charges to rise
Annual plan for 2013-14 set at Rs 63,363 crore
Losses up from Rs 22,500 crore in 2011-12 to Rs 24,600 crore in 2012-13
Accidents per million km down from .41 to .13
Raised four companies of women RPF personnel; another eight to be raised for women's safety
67 new Express and 26 new passenger trains to run; 8 DEMU services and 5 MEMU services to be introduced; run of 57 trains to be extended; frequency of 24 trains to increase
22 new rail lines to be taken up in 2013-14
New debt service fund to be set up
Will close fiscal 2012-13 with fund balance against previous deficit; need to build fund balance to Rs.30,000 crore by end of 12th Plan
Operating ratio of 88.8 percent achieved
Dividend reduced from 5 to 4 percent
Electrification of 1,200 km to be completed this year
72 additional suburban services in Mumbai and 18 in Kolkata
Rs 6,600 crore increase in earnings from fare adjustment in January
Rs 63,000 crore investment in 2013-14
1,047 million tonnes freight loading estimated during 2013-14
Passenger earnings of Rs 42,000 crore estimated in 2013-14
Indian Railways Institute of Financial Management to be set up at Secunderabad
Chair at Delhi to promote research in reducing carbon footprint
Winners of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Dhyan Chand awards to get free first class passes
Complementary first class passes for parents of unmarried posthumous awardees of Maha Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra
Complementary passes of freedom fighters to be renewed every three years instead of annually
New forged wheel factory at Rae Bareli in collaboration with Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd
Greenfield Mainline Electrical Multiple Units (MEMU) manufacturing facility at Bhilwara along with Rajasthan government and BHEL
Coach making unit at Sonepat in collaboration with Haryana government
Midlife rehabilitation workshop at Kurnool along with Andhra Pradesh government.
Railway energy management company to be set up to harness solar and wind energy
1,000 crossings to be energised by solar power
1.51 lakh vacancies to be filled up
Locomotive cabs to be air-conditioned
Azadi Express for travel to places associated with freedom struggle
India in 1 billion tonne freight club
By end of 2013-14, 1,500 km of contracts to be awarded for two dedicated rail corridors
Rs 1 lakh crore target set for public-private-partnership route
Free Wi-Fi to be provided on some trains
Rs 100 crore for improving stations in New Delhi
179 escalators and 400 lifts at A 1 and other select stations
E-ticketing through mobile phones
SMS alerts for passengers on reservation status
Next generation e-ticketing system by end of 2013
Seventeen bridges identified for repair
Smoke and fire detection system envisaged
Fire extinguishers to be kept in guard vans
Making corporate Safety Plan for a 10 year period (2014-24)
Introduction of Train Protection Warning System on Automatic Signalling Systems
Rigorous trials of indigenously developed Train Collision Avoidance System
Introduction of 160/200 kmph Self Propelled Accident Relief Trains
Elimination of 10,797 level crossings during the 12th Plan and no addition of such crossings
Six more Rail Neer bottling plants to be set up

Sections proposed to be doubled in 2013-14


1 Ambala Cantt-Dhapper
2 Ambari Falakata-Belakoba
3 Angul-Kerjang
4 Ariyalur-Sendurai
5 Bardoli-Vyara
6 Basni-Bhagat Ki Kothi
7 Belakoba-Raninagar-Jalpaigudi
8 Bethuadahari-Palassy
9 Bhadaiyan-Sultanpur
10 Bhadohi-Mondh
11 Bhubneshwar-Barang
12 Bimalgarh-Patasahi
13 Bina-Kurwai Kethora
14 Brindamal-lapang
15 Byadarahalli-Pandavapura
16 Chakki Bank-Bharoli
17 Chandrapura-Rajbehra (part)
18 Chandrauli-Trivediganj
19 Chengannur-Tiruvalla
20 Chhan Arorian-Buddhi
21 Chilkidra-Harichandanpur
22 Chinchpada-Nandurbar
23 Cuttak-Barang
24 Delang-Sakhigopal
25 Dhatrigram-Nabadwipdham
26 Dhubulia-Murugacha
27 Goaldhi-Keonjhar
28 Golden Rock byepass
29 Jallandhar Cantt-Suchipind
30 Jite-Pen
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31 Kalhar-Bareth
32 Kalumna-Nagpur
33 Kasu-Roha
34 Kotharnana-Keshawganj
35 Lebutala-Champapukur
36 Lilapur-Surenderanagar
37 Lohta-Chowkhandi-Sewapuri
38 Luni-Hanwant with luni byepass
39 Mahalimarup-Sini
40 Maur-Kotfateh
41 Mondh-Suriwan
42 Mulanturutti-Piravom
43 Nabadwipdham-Purbasthali
44 Naraj-Barang
45 New Alipurdwar-Samuktala Rd
46 New Coochbehar-Baneswar
47 Nidiguntapalem-Krishnapatnam
48 Ottivakkam-Karunguzhi
49 Piravom Road-Kuruppantara
50 Porjanpur-Goaldhi
51 Raghavpuram-Pedampet
52 Rajkharswan-Pendrasali
53 Sahibganj-Mirzachowki
54 Salawas-Basni
55 Sanchi-Salamatpur-Diwanganj
56 Sendurai-Ichchangadu
57 Settihalli-Maddur
58 Shivani-Hosadurga
59 Shivnagar-Bandhuan kalan
60 Simhachalam-Gopalpatnam doubling of bye pass
61 Sini-Gamariya
62 Somer-Sorai
63 Sonepur-Hajipur
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64 Sorai-Vidisha
65 Suriwan-Sarai Kansarai
66 Takipur-Mogram
67 Taljhari-Maharajpur
68 Tamluk-Mahisadal
69 Tenganmada-Khongsara
70 Tiruvottiyur-Ennore
71 Tozhuppedu-Olakur-Tindivanam
72 Tughlakabad Jn Cabin - Palwal 4th line
73 Ulundurpet-Parikkal
74 Vani Road-Sabli Road
75 Viramgam-Sadla
76 Vridhachalam Jn to Ulundurpet
77 Yelahanka-Chennasandra

Gauge Conversion projects to be completed in 2013-14


Gauge Conversion projects to be completed in 2013-14
1. Barhni-Gonda
2. Chhindwara-Sauser
3. Fatehabad-Indore
4. Kasganj-Bareilly
5. Kinattukkadavu-Podanur
6. Minakshivaram-Palakkad
7. North Lakhimpur-Murkongselek
8. Suratpura-Ellenabad

Doubling projects to be completed in 2012-13


1 Ajjampur-Shivani
2 Ambika Kalna-Dhatrigram
3 Apta-Jite
4 Ariyalur-Kallakkudi Palanganatham
5 Attipattu-Ennore 4th line
6 Banas-Sirohi
7 Barda-Basulya Sutahata
8 Belghana-Tenganmada
9 Bhadbhadaghat-Diwanganj
10 Bhagawangola-Jiaganj
11 Chandrapura-Rajabera (part)
12 Channapatna-Settihalli
13 Chauri Chaura-Baitalpur
14 Chulha-Anuppur
15 Champa-Bye pass
16 Dainhat-Patuli
17 Dankuni-Bally(part)
18 Dharnagaon-Paldhi(part)
19 Dumetra-Champajharan (Part)
20 Esivi-Kupgal
21 Garhmadopur-Jenapur
22 Ghaghraghat-Chowkaghat
23 Gulabganj-Sumer
24 Hanakere-Mandya
25 Hari-Venkatnagar
26 Hodal-Chhata
27 Jahangirabad-Barabanki
28 Jenapur-Jakhapura
29 Jharsuguda-Rengali (part)
30 Kalhar-Mandi Bamora
31 Kharagpur-Gokulpur
32 Korukonda-Alamanda-Kantakapalli
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33 Kosgi-mantralayam
34 Krishnanagar-Dhubulia
35 Kurwaikaithora-Mandir Bamora
36 Madpur-Jakhpur
37 Mahisadal-Barda
38 Manchiriyal-Mandamari
39 Mandhar-Urkura
40 Mandya-Yeliyur
41 Manoharpur-Posoita
42 Mansa-Maur
43 Melmaruvthur-Tozhuppedu
44 Muragachha-Bethuadahari
45 Muri-Muri Outer
46 Nagavangala-Ajjampur
47 Nalhati-Takipur
48 Ottivakkam-Madurantakam
49 Panskura-Haur
50 Patuli-Purbsthali
51 Phulia-Kalinarayanpur
52 Pirpanthi-Mirzachoki
53 Poradanga-Mahishasur
54 Poradanga-Manigram
55 Rajgoda-Tamluk
56 Rajkharswan-Mahalimarup
57 Sabri Road-Lilapur
58 Silyari-Mandhar
59 Simhachalam North-Gopalipatnam DL of bypass line
60 Sukhi sevian-Nishadpura
61 Tikiapara-Santragachi (Part)
62 Tindivanam-Perani
63 Tinpahar-Taljhari
64 Ukaisongarh-Chinchpada
64 Valadi-Kallakkudi Palanganatham
66 Venkatachalam-Nidigunpapalem
67 Venkatnagar-Nigaura

New Lines Railway Budget 2013-14.


I have been receiving representations from Hon’ble Members,
State Governments and other public representatives in large numbers
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for construction of new lines, gauge conversion, doubling, and
electrification and also for surveys. I have been pondering over them for
the last one month. They are all genuine and reflect the growing need
and demand of the most preferred mode of transport of the people in
the country. I would sincerely wish to take up all those projects but am
severely constrained for the reasons submitted earlier. Given this
conspectus, despite the resource crunch, I propose to take up 22 projects
of new lines and one gauge conversion project on socio-economic
consideration and one doubling project after obtaining necessary
approvals/clearances. These are:
New Lines
1. Ajmer-Kota (Nasirabad-Jalindri)
2. Anandnagar-Ghugli via Maharajganj
3. Barwadih-Chirmiri
4. Chickballapur-Gowribidanur.
5. Chickballapur-Puttapurthy-Sri Satya Sai Nilayam
6. Chola-Bulandshahar
7. Cumbum-Proddatur
8. Delhi-Sohna-Nuh-Firozpur Jhirka-Alwar
9. Dimapur - Tizit
10. Faizabad-Lalganj via Akbarganj, Maharajganj and Rae Bareli
11. Firozpur-Patti
12. Gadag-Wadi
13. Hissar-Sirsa via Agroha & Fatehabad
14. Kapilvastu-Basti via Bansi
15. Kondapalli-Kothagudem
16. Manuguru-Ramagundam
17. Pirpainti-Jasidih
18. Pushkar-Merta
19. Raipur-Jharsuguda
20. Srinivasapura-Madanapalli
21. Sriperambudur-Guduvanchery with spur to Irun, Kattukotti-
Avadi.
22. Yamuna Nagar-Chandigarh via Sadhaura, Narayangarh
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Gauge Conversion
23. Nagpur-Nagbhir
Doubling
24. New Bongaigaon to Kamakhya via Rangia

Passenger Trains Railway Budget 2013-14.


1. Bathinda – Dhuri Passenger (Daily)
2. Bikaner-Ratangarh Passenger (Daily)
3. Bhavnagar – Palitana Passenger (Daily)
4. Bhavnagar – Surendranagar Passenger (Daily)
5. Bareilly – Lalkuan Passenger (Daily)
6. Chhapra –Thawe Passenger (Daily)
7. Loharu – Sikar Passenger (Daily) after gauge conversion
8. Madgaon – Ratnagiri Passenger (Daily)
9. Marikuppam – Bangalore Passenger (Daily)
10. Muzaffarpur – Sitamarhi Passenger (Daily) via Runnisaidpur
11. Nadiad – Modasa Passenger (6 days a week)
12. Nandyal – Kurnool Town passenger (Daily)
13. New Amravati – Narkher Passenger (Daily)
14. Punalur – Kollam Passenger (Daily)
15. Purna – Parli Vaijnath Passenger (Daily)
16. Palani-Tiruchendur Passenger (Daily)
17. Ratangarh - Sardarsahar Passenger (Daily) after gauge
conversion
18. Samastipur- Banmankhi Passenger via Saharsa, Madhepura
(Daily) after gauge conversion
19. Shoranur – Kozhikode Passenger (Daily)
20. Surendranagar – Dharangdhara Passenger (Daily)
21. Suratgarh – Anupgarh Passenger (Daily)
22. Somnath – Rajkot Passenger (Daily)
23. Sitamarhi – Raxaul Passenger (Daily)
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24. Sriganganagar – Hanumangarh-Sadulpur Passenger (Daily)
after gauge conversion
25. Talguppa – Shimoga Town Passenger (Daily)
26. Thrisur-Guruvayur Passenger (Daily)
MEMU Services
98. I propose to introduce following new MEMU Services:
1. Barabanki – Kanpur
2. Chennai – Tirupati
3. Delhi- Rohtak (Replacement of conventional service by
MEMU)
4. Lucknow – Hardoi
5. Sealdah – Berhampore Court
DEMU Services
99. I propose to introduce following new DEMU Services:
1. Bhatkal – Thokur
2. Delhi – Kurukshetra Via Kaithal
3. Katwa – Jangipur
4. Lucknow – Sultanpur
5. Lucknow – Pratapgarh Via Gauriganj
6. Madgaon – Karwar
7. Rohtak – Rewari
8. Taran Taran – Goindwal Saheb

Surveys Railway Budget 2013-14.


New Lines
1. Aloor-Nagarcoil-Chettikulam
2. Ambikapur-Garhwa
3. Amb-Kangra via Nadaun
4. Anand-Borsad
5. Anantnag and Pahalgam via Tral
6. Astha-Bhopal
7. Azamgarh - Mubarakpur
8. Baddi and Bilaspur
9. Balaghat - Bharveli-Ukwa
10. Bijapur- Kirandul
11. Bangriposi-Gorumahishani (Updating)
12. Dadri-Jharli via Jhajjar
13. Dadri-Sikandarabad-Bulandshahar-Jahangirabad-
Anoopshahar-Narora
14. Dhansura-Talod
15. Dharamshala-Palampur
16. Dhuri-Bye pass to avoid reversal of traffic
17. Dornakal-Miryalguda
18. Farrukhabad- Gola - Gokarnnath via Shahjahanpur
(Updating)
19. Gajsinghpur-Sadulpur via Padampur , Goluwala ,
Rawatsar , Taranagar , Dadrewa
20. Haldaur-Dhampur via Nathore
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21. Hisar- Fatehabad
22. Jaisingh Nagar - Shahdol
23. Jashipur - Jajpur Road
24. Jilahi and Tikri Bye pass line
25. Kaniyoor-Kottikulam
26. Kapadvanj-Timba
27. Karaikkudi-Dindigul
28. Karaikkudi-Madurai (updating)
29. Kirandul-Sukma
30. Lunkaransar - Sardarsahar
31. Malkapur-Chikali
32. Mancherail - Adilabad via Utnoor
33. Modasa-Meghraj-Banswara
34. Morappur-Dharmapuri (updating)
35. Narwana-Uklana
36. Nirakarpur and Tapanga new bye-pass line
37. Padrauna-Kushinagar-Gorakhpur
38. Pandharpur - Vijapur via Mangalwedha
39. Panisagar-Simanapur
40. Patharkandi-Kanmum
41. Pipar Road - Bhopalgarh -Asop - Shankwas- Mundawa
Nagore
42. Rajpipla-Kevadiya Colony
43. Rajpura-Bye pass to avoid reversal
44. Dudhwa -Chandan Chouki abandoned rail line
restoration
45. Sairang-Hbichhuah as extension to Bhairabi-Sairang
46. Saja-Bhatapara
47. Saswad-Jejuri
48. Siddipet-Akkanapet
49. Sikarapai-Jagsalpatri-Junagarh
50. Sri Anandpur Sahib-Chamkaur Sahib- -Ludhiana
51. Srinagar-Kargil-Leh
52. Surjagarh-Bijapur via Bhopalpattnam
53. Suwasra-Mandsour via Sitamau
54. Thanjavur-Ariyalur (Updating)
55. Tirunelveli-Sankarankoil via
Pettai,Pudur,SendamaramVeerasigmamani
56. Titlagarh- Junagarh
57. Tumkur-Maddur-Malevalli
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58. Vasai Road- Bye pass line between Naigoan and Diva
(Juchandra)
59. Washim-Mahur-Adilabad
Gauge Conversion
1. Ahmedabad-Bahucharaji
2. Bhadran-Bochasan-Petlad-Nadiad
3. Gadhada-Jasdan
4. Mailani – Bahraich
5. Surendranagar-Dhrangdhara
Doubling
1. Bathinda -Abohar-Sriganganagar
2. Chittaurgarh- Mhow
3. Dharmavaram-Pakala
4. Daund-Manmad (Updating)
5. Firozpur-Bathinda
6. Haridwar-Dehradun
7. Jakhal-Dhuri-Ludhiana
8. Kalyan- Karjat 3rd line
9. Kandla-Palanpur
10. Khairar-Manikpur
11. Mahasamund-Baghbahra-Titlagarh
12. Mahboobnagar-Gooty
13. Najibabad-Kotdwar
14. Parbhani-Manmad
15. Purulia-Kotshila
16. Rajkot-Veraval
17. Rajpura- Bathinda via Dhuri
18. Satna-Rewa
19. Secunderabad-Mudkhed-Adilabad
20. Shamli-Tapri
21. Shoranur-Mangalore 3rd line
22. Suratgarh-Bathinda
23. Tirupati - Katpadi
24. Tumkur-Arsikere
25. Varanasi-Ballia

New trains For Visakhapatnam


1. Visakhapatnam – Jodhpur Express (Weekly) Via Titlagarh,
Raipur
2. Gandhidham – Visakhapatnam Express (Weekly) Via Ahmedabad, Wardha, Ballarshah, Vijaywada
3. Visakhapatnam – Kollam Express (Weekly)
Via Vskp/Duvvada Trains:
4.Tirupati – Bhubaneswar Express (Weekly) Via Visakhapatnam
5.Howrah – Chennai AC Express (Bi-weekly) Via Bhadrak,
Duvvada, Gudur
6.Kamakhya (Guwahati) – Bangalore AC Express (Weekly ) (Not sure)
Frequency Increase :
1. 18509/18510 Visakhapatnam – Hazoor Saheb Nanded Express 2 to 3 days
2. 22819/22820 Visakhapatnam – Lokmanya Tilak (T) Express 2 to 7 days
3. 18309/18310 Sambalpur-Hazoor Saheb Nanded Express 2 to 3
days

Salient Features of the Railway Budget 2013 Pertaining to South Central Railway


The Railway Budget 2013-14 has been presented by Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal, Hon’ble Minister for Railways in the Parliament today (i.e.) 26th February, 2013.
Salient Features of Railway Budget 2013 pertaining to SCR are detailed below:
A. MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.Setting up of a Coach Mid-Life Rehabilitation (MLR) Workshop at Kurnool in collaboration with the State Government.
2.Setting up of an exclusive centralized institute for the Finance officers at Secunderabad- Indian Railways Institute of Financial Management (IRIFM).
3.Setting up of a Rail Neer Bottling Plant at Vijayawada.
4.Under National Skill Development Programme of the Government, Railways would impart skills to the youth in Railway related trades at Kazipet.
B. PROJECTS
New Line Projects to be taken up o­n Socio-Economic consideration (after obtaining necessary approvals/clearances)
1.Cumbum-Proddatur
2.Kondapalli-Kothagudem
3.Manuguru-Ramagundam
4.Srinivasapuram-Madanpalli

New Lines to be completed in 2012-13
1.Devarakadra-Krishna (Part)
2.Gulbarga-Sultanpur
3.Marikel-Makhtal
4.Raichur-Pandurangaswamy (Part)


New Lines to be completed in 2013-14
1Kadapa-Pendlamarri
2Mortad-Armoor-Nizamabad
New Line Surveys to be taken up during 2013-14
1.Dornakal-Miryalguda
2.Mancherail-Adilabad via Utnoor
3.Siddipet-Akkanapet
4.Washim-Mahur-Adilabad
Doubling Surveys to be taken up during 2013-14
1.Dharmavaram-Pakala
2.Mahbubnagar-Gooty
3.Parbhani-Manmad
4.Secunderabad-Mudkhed-Adilabad
5.Tirupati-Katpadi
Doubling Works to be completed in 2012-13
1.Esivi-Kupgal
2.Kosgi-Mantralayam
3.Manchiriyal-Mandamari
4.Venkatachalam-Nidiguntapalem
Doubling Works to be completed in 2013-14
1Nidiguntapalem-Krishnapatnam
2Raghavapuram-Peddampet
Sections to be Electrified in 2012-13
1.Kondapuram-Vemulpadu
2.Gooty-Taticherala

C. NEW TRAIN SERVICES

Originating Express Trains (08)
Chennai – Nagarsol (For Sai Nagar Shirdi) Express (Weekly) Via Renigunta, Dhone, Kacheguda
Kakinada – Mumbai Express (Bi-weekly)
Kurnool Town – Secunderabad Express (Daily)
Mangalore – Kacheguda Express (Weekly) Via Dhone, Gooty, Renigunta, Coimbatore
Nizamabad – Lokmanya Tilak (T) Express (Weekly)
Tirupati – Puducherry Express (Weekly)
Tirupati – Bhubaneswar Express (Weekly) Via Visakhapatnam
Una / Nangaldam– Hazoor Saheb Nanded Express (Weekly)Via Anandpur Saheb, Morinda, Chandigarh, Ambala
Originating Passenger Trains (03)

1. Nandyal – Kurnool Town Passenger (Daily)
2.Purna-Parli Vaijnath Passenger (Daily)
3.Chennai-Tirupati MEMU Service

·Pass Through Mail/Express Trains (08)

Ajni (Nagpur) – Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express (Weekly) via Hingoli
Bikaner – Chennai AC Express (Weekly) Via Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Nagda, Bhopal, Nagpur
Gandhidham – Visakhapatnam Express (Weekly) Via Ahmedabad, Wardha, Ballarshah, Vijaywada
Howrah – Chennai AC Express (Bi-weekly) Via Bhadrak, Duvvada, Gudur
Kamakhya (Guwahati) – Bangalore AC Express (Weekly)
Jabalpur – Yesvantpur Express (Weekly) Via Nagpur, Dharmavaram
Patliputra (Patna) – Bangalore Express (Weekly) Via Chheoki
Visakhapatnam – Kollam Express (Weekly)
Extension of Originating Trains (06 )
 1.17005/17006 Hyderabad-Darbhanga Express to Raxaul after gauge conversion
2.17011/17012 Hyderabad- Belampalli Express to Sirpur Kaghaznagar
3.22107/22108 Mumbai CST-Latur Express to Hazoor Saheb Nanded
4.57502/57503 Bodhan-Kamareddi Passenger to Mirzapalli
5.67277/67278 Falaknuma-Bhongir MEMU to Jangaon
6.77676/77677 Miryalguda-Nadikudi DEMU to Piduguralla


Extension of Pass Through Trains (02)
1.12577/12578 Darbhanga-Bangalore Express to Mysore
2.12507/12508 Guwahati-Ernakulam Express to Thiruvananthapuram
Increase in Frequency of Originating Trains (05)
1.22615/22616 Coimbatore-Tirupati Express 3 to 4 days
2.17213/17214 Narsapur – Nagarsol (Near Sainagar Shirdi) Express 2 to 7 days
3.18509/18510 Visakhapatnam – Hazoor Saheb Nanded Express 2 to 3 days
4.18309/18310 Sambalpur – Hazoor Saheb Nanded Express 2 to 3 days
5.12751/12752 Secunderabad – Manuguru Express 3 to 7 days
Increase in Frequency of Pass Through Trains (02 )

1.12687/12688 Madurai – Dehradun/Chandigarh Express 1 to 2 days
2.22819/22820 Visakhapatnam – Lokmanya Tilak (T) Express 2 to 7 days
Summary of New Train services

Year
Mail / Express
Passenger
Grand Total
Originating
Pass Through
Total
Originating
Originating
Pass Through
Total
2013-14
8

8

16

3

11

8

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Summary of Extensions & Increase in Frequency of Train services
Year
Extension
Increase in Frequency
Originating
Pass Through
Total
Originating
Pass Through
Total
2013-14
6

2

8

5

2

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D. ALLOCATION OF FUNDS UNDER SOME OF THE MAJOR HEADS FOR FY 2013-14
·Rs.124 Crores (Crs.) have been allotted towards Passenger Amenities, as against the revised grant of Rs.100 Crs. for FY 2012-13.
·Rs.281 Crs. have been allotted towards construction of New Lines, which is at the same level of allotment in last year.

New Line projects to be completed in 2013-14


New Line projects to be completed in 2013-14
1. Avaludatla-Vedavathy Bridge
2. Azimganj-Jiaganj
3. Bagalkot-Karkelmatti
4. Bah-Etawah
5. Bangurgram-Ras
6. Bes-Kuju
7. Bhambewa-Gohana
8. Bhind-Etawah (balance portion)
9. Chhotaudepur-Ambari
10. Dausa-Didwana
11. Dekpura-Nursarai
12. Dodhnoi-Mendipathar (balance portion)
13. Ginigera-Budagumpa
14. Gohana-Sonepat
15. Hansdiha-Bhaturia-Shikaripara-Harinsing
16. Harmuti-Naharlagun (Balance portion)
17. Hazaribagh-Banadag
18. Kadapa-Pendlamarri
19. Kawar yard and approaches
20. Khurda Town-Sunakhela
21. Mortad-Armoor-Nizamabad
22. Padma-Hazaribagh
23. Rayadurg-Avaludatta (part)
24. Tantisilwai-Hundur
25. Tiliaya-Kheraund
26. Udhampur-Katra
27. Walajah Road-Arcot
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Gauge Conversion projects to be completed in 2013-14
1. Barhni-Gonda
2. Chhindwara-Sauser
3. Fatehabad-Indore
4. Kasganj-Bareilly
5. Kinattukkadavu-Podanur
6. Minakshivaram-Palakkad
7. North Lakhimpur-Murkongselek
8. Suratpura-Ellenabad
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Annexure 7
Sections proposed to be doubled in 2013-14
1 Ambala Cantt-Dhapper
2 Ambari Falakata-Belakoba
3 Angul-Kerjang
4 Ariyalur-Sendurai
5 Bardoli-Vyara
6 Basni-Bhagat Ki Kothi
7 Belakoba-Raninagar-Jalpaigudi
8 Bethuadahari-Palassy
9 Bhadaiyan-Sultanpur
10 Bhadohi-Mondh
11 Bhubneshwar-Barang
12 Bimalgarh-Patasahi
13 Bina-Kurwai Kethora
14 Brindamal-lapang
15 Byadarahalli-Pandavapura
16 Chakki Bank-Bharoli
17 Chandrapura-Rajbehra (part)
18 Chandrauli-Trivediganj
19 Chengannur-Tiruvalla
20 Chhan Arorian-Buddhi
21 Chilkidra-Harichandanpur
22 Chinchpada-Nandurbar
23 Cuttak-Barang
24 Delang-Sakhigopal
25 Dhatrigram-Nabadwipdham
26 Dhubulia-Murugacha
27 Goaldhi-Keonjhar
28 Golden Rock byepass
29 Jallandhar Cantt-Suchipind
30 Jite-Pen
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31 Kalhar-Bareth
32 Kalumna-Nagpur
33 Kasu-Roha
34 Kotharnana-Keshawganj
35 Lebutala-Champapukur
36 Lilapur-Surenderanagar
37 Lohta-Chowkhandi-Sewapuri
38 Luni-Hanwant with luni byepass
39 Mahalimarup-Sini
40 Maur-Kotfateh
41 Mondh-Suriwan
42 Mulanturutti-Piravom
43 Nabadwipdham-Purbasthali
44 Naraj-Barang
45 New Alipurdwar-Samuktala Rd
46 New Coochbehar-Baneswar
47 Nidiguntapalem-Krishnapatnam
48 Ottivakkam-Karunguzhi
49 Piravom Road-Kuruppantara
50 Porjanpur-Goaldhi
51 Raghavpuram-Pedampet
52 Rajkharswan-Pendrasali
53 Sahibganj-Mirzachowki
54 Salawas-Basni
55 Sanchi-Salamatpur-Diwanganj
56 Sendurai-Ichchangadu
57 Settihalli-Maddur
58 Shivani-Hosadurga
59 Shivnagar-Bandhuan kalan
60 Simhachalam-Gopalpatnam doubling of bye pass
61 Sini-Gamariya
62 Somer-Sorai
63 Sonepur-Hajipur
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64 Sorai-Vidisha
65 Suriwan-Sarai Kansarai
66 Takipur-Mogram
67 Taljhari-Maharajpur
68 Tamluk-Mahisadal
69 Tenganmada-Khongsara
70 Tiruvottiyur-Ennore
71 Tozhuppedu-Olakur-Tindivanam
72 Tughlakabad Jn Cabin - Palwal 4th line
73 Ulundurpet-Parikkal
74 Vani Road-Sabli Road
75 Viramgam-Sadla
76 Vridhachalam Jn to Ulundurpet
77 Yelahanka-Chennasandr

Sections to be Electrified in 2012-13


Sections to be Electrified in 2012-13
1. Phaphamau-Unchahar including Allahabad-Prayag
2. Siwan-Baitalpur
3. Ahmadpur-Sainthia-Murarai
4. Chanipai-Sainthia
5. Kanniyambadi-Vellore Cantt
6. Shoranur-Elattur
7. Mondh-Phaphamau Junction
8. Chakkibank(ex)-Bharoli-Ravi & Budhi-Ujh-Jammu Yard
9. Udhampur-Manwal
10. Tinich-Domingarh
11. Paman-Kanpur including Kalyanpur-Anwarganj-Kanpur
12. Mathura-Deeg
13. Sahibpurkamal-Karhagolaroad
14. Kuretha-Mukuria
15. Jhaua-Mukuria-Barsoi-Kishanganj
16. Ramnagaram-Maddur
17. Kondapuram-Vemulpadu
18. Gooty-Taticherla
19. Yelahanka-Someshwara
20. Belapur-Daund

New Lines to be completed in 2012-13


New Lines to be completed in 2012-13
1 Ahmednagar-Narayandoh
2 Angamali-Kaladi
3 Barapallasy-Bhaturia
4 Barkakana-Sidhwar
5 Barmasia-Shikaripara
6 Bhaluna-Katuria
7 Bhind-Etawah (Part)
8 Bithan-Hasanpur Road
9 Chandi-Biharsharif
10 Changrabandha-New Coochbihar
11 Devarakadra-Krishna (Part)
12 Dudhnoi-Mendipathar (Part)
13 Etawah-Mainpuri(Part)
14 Fatehabad-Etawah (Part)
15 Gulbarga-Sultanpur
16 Hazaribagh-Bes
17 Hirisave-Shravanabelagola
18 Jamua-Kawar
19 Kakwara-Karjhausa
20 Kanivehalli-Chikmagalur
21 Khagaria-Bishunpur
22 Khargapur-Chhatarpur
23 Khurda Road-Khurda Town
24 Lanjigarh Rd.-Junagarh (balance portion)
25 Marikel-Makhtal
26 Matnasibpur-Masagram
27 Morinda-Khamano
28 North Bank Rail Link & South Link up to Bogibeel Bridge
29 Pinargaria-Harsingha
30 Qazigund-Banihal
31 Raichur-Pandurangaswamy (Part)
32 Rayadurga-Avuladatta(part)
33 Sagarsultanpur-Mashrakh
34 Samrala-Sahnewal
35 Urwan-Hazaribagh (Part)
36 Y-link Mainaguri Road, New Mainaguri, New Domohini
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Annexure 2
Gauge Conversion projects to be completed in 2012-13
1 Banmankhi-Purnia
2 Chauradano-Raxaul (Part)
3 Chintamani-Sidlaghatta (Part)
4 Edamann-Punalur
5 Hanumangarh-Sriganganagar (Part)
6 Krishnanagar City-Amghata
7 Murliganj-Banmakhi (Part)
8 Muthalamada-Palakkad of Pollachi-Palakkad
9 Naugarh-Barhni
10 Pollachi-Kinattukkadavu of Pollachi-Podanur
11 Rangapara North-North Lakhimpur
12 Ratlam-Fatehabad
13 Sengottai-Bhagavathipuram
14 Sikar-Loharu
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Annexure 3
Doubling projects to be completed in 2012-13
1 Ajjampur-Shivani
2 Ambika Kalna-Dhatrigram
3 Apta-Jite
4 Ariyalur-Kallakkudi Palanganatham
5 Attipattu-Ennore 4th line
6 Banas-Sirohi
7 Barda-Basulya Sutahata
8 Belghana-Tenganmada
9 Bhadbhadaghat-Diwanganj
10 Bhagawangola-Jiaganj
11 Chandrapura-Rajabera (part)
12 Channapatna-Settihalli
13 Chauri Chaura-Baitalpur
14 Chulha-Anuppur
15 Champa-Bye pass
16 Dainhat-Patuli
17 Dankuni-Bally(part)
18 Dharnagaon-Paldhi(part)
19 Dumetra-Champajharan (Part)
20 Esivi-Kupgal
21 Garhmadopur-Jenapur
22 Ghaghraghat-Chowkaghat
23 Gulabganj-Sumer
24 Hanakere-Mandya
25 Hari-Venkatnagar
26 Hodal-Chhata
27 Jahangirabad-Barabanki
28 Jenapur-Jakhapura
29 Jharsuguda-Rengali (part)
30 Kalhar-Mandi Bamora
31 Kharagpur-Gokulpur
32 Korukonda-Alamanda-Kantakapalli
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33 Kosgi-mantralayam
34 Krishnanagar-Dhubulia
35 Kurwaikaithora-Mandir Bamora
36 Madpur-Jakhpur
37 Mahisadal-Barda
38 Manchiriyal-Mandamari
39 Mandhar-Urkura
40 Mandya-Yeliyur
41 Manoharpur-Posoita
42 Mansa-Maur
43 Melmaruvthur-Tozhuppedu
44 Muragachha-Bethuadahari
45 Muri-Muri Outer
46 Nagavangala-Ajjampur
47 Nalhati-Takipur
48 Ottivakkam-Madurantakam
49 Panskura-Haur
50 Patuli-Purbsthali
51 Phulia-Kalinarayanpur
52 Pirpanthi-Mirzachoki
53 Poradanga-Mahishasur
54 Poradanga-Manigram
55 Rajgoda-Tamluk
56 Rajkharswan-Mahalimarup
57 Sabri Road-Lilapur
58 Silyari-Mandhar
59 Simhachalam North-Gopalipatnam DL of bypass line
60 Sukhi sevian-Nishadpura
61 Tikiapara-Santragachi (Part)
62 Tindivanam-Perani
63 Tinpahar-Taljhari
64 Ukaisongarh-Chinchpada
64 Valadi-Kallakkudi Palanganatham
66 Venkatachalam-Nidigunpapalem
67 Venkatnagar-Nigaura

railway budget for 2013/14.


New Projects
90. I propose to take up following new projects in 2013-14:
New Lines
1. Bhupdeopur-Raigarh (Mand Colliery) (through PPP);
2. Gevra Road-Pendra Road (through PPP)
3. Jaisalmer (Thiyat Hamira)-Sanu;
4. Karaikal-Peralam;
5. Rewari-Rohtak new line extension up to Makrauli;
6. Sultanpur to Kadipur;
7. Thanjavur-Pattukkottai.
Gauge conversion of Mavli-Bari Sadri section.
Doubling
1. Alwar-Bandikui;
2. Chennai Central-Basin Bridge Junction (5th & 6th lines);
3. Danea-Ranchi Road;
4. Dapper-Chandigarh;
5. Garhwa Road-Ramna;
6. Hajipur-Ramdayalu;
7. Jarangdih- Danea;
8. Palanpur- Samakhiali (through PPP);
9. Rae Bareli – Amethi;
10. Vatva-Ahmedabad (3rd line).
Electrification
1. Delhi Sarai Rohilla – Rewari – Palanpur – Ahmedabad
including Kalol-Gandhinagar-Khodiyar and Alwar-Bandikui-
Jaipur-Phulera
2. Jakhal-Hisar
3. Jakhal-Dhuri-Ludhiana
4. Rajpura-Dhuri-Lehra Mohabhat
5. Singapur Road-Damanjodi
91. I have been receiving representations from Hon’ble Members,
State Governments and other public representatives in large numbers
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for construction of new lines, gauge conversion, doubling, and
electrification and also for surveys. I have been pondering over them for
the last one month. They are all genuine and reflect the growing need
and demand of the most preferred mode of transport of the people in
the country. I would sincerely wish to take up all those projects but am
severely constrained for the reasons submitted earlier. Given this
conspectus, despite the resource crunch, I propose to take up 22 projects
of new lines and one gauge conversion project on socio-economic
consideration and one doubling project after obtaining necessary
approvals/clearances. These are:
New Lines
1. Ajmer-Kota (Nasirabad-Jalindri)
2. Anandnagar-Ghugli via Maharajganj
3. Barwadih-Chirmiri
4. Chickballapur-Gowribidanur.
5. Chickballapur-Puttapurthy-Sri Satya Sai Nilayam
6. Chola-Bulandshahar
7. Cumbum-Proddatur
8. Delhi-Sohna-Nuh-Firozpur Jhirka-Alwar
9. Dimapur - Tizit
10. Faizabad-Lalganj via Akbarganj, Maharajganj and Rae Bareli
11. Firozpur-Patti
12. Gadag-Wadi
13. Hissar-Sirsa via Agroha & Fatehabad
14. Kapilvastu-Basti via Bansi
15. Kondapalli-Kothagudem
16. Manuguru-Ramagundam
17. Pirpainti-Jasidih
18. Pushkar-Merta
19. Raipur-Jharsuguda
20. Srinivasapura-Madanapalli
21. Sriperambudur-Guduvanchery with spur to Irun, Kattukotti-
Avadi.
22. Yamuna Nagar-Chandigarh via Sadhaura, Narayangarh
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Gauge Conversion
23. Nagpur-Nagbhir
Doubling
24. New Bongaigaon to Kamakhya via Rangia
92. To meet the persistent demand of the people of Uttarakhand for a
direct connectivity between Rishikesh and Doiwala, as also to avoid an
alignment passing through a reserve forest with large elephant
population, I propose to meet this requirement through provision of a
bye pass line at Raiwala which will establish this direct link.
Surveys
93. I propose to undertake following surveys during 2013-14:
New Lines
1. Aloor-Nagarcoil-Chettikulam
2. Ambikapur-Garhwa
3. Amb-Kangra via Nadaun
4. Anand-Borsad
5. Anantnag and Pahalgam via Tral
6. Astha-Bhopal
7. Azamgarh - Mubarakpur
8. Baddi and Bilaspur
9. Balaghat - Bharveli-Ukwa
10. Bijapur- Kirandul
11. Bangriposi-Gorumahishani (Updating)
12. Dadri-Jharli via Jhajjar
13. Dadri-Sikandarabad-Bulandshahar-Jahangirabad-
Anoopshahar-Narora
14. Dhansura-Talod
15. Dharamshala-Palampur
16. Dhuri-Bye pass to avoid reversal of traffic
17. Dornakal-Miryalguda
18. Farrukhabad- Gola - Gokarnnath via Shahjahanpur
(Updating)
19. Gajsinghpur-Sadulpur via Padampur , Goluwala ,
Rawatsar , Taranagar , Dadrewa
20. Haldaur-Dhampur via Nathore
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21. Hisar- Fatehabad
22. Jaisingh Nagar - Shahdol
23. Jashipur - Jajpur Road
24. Jilahi and Tikri Bye pass line
25. Kaniyoor-Kottikulam
26. Kapadvanj-Timba
27. Karaikkudi-Dindigul
28. Karaikkudi-Madurai (updating)
29. Kirandul-Sukma
30. Lunkaransar - Sardarsahar
31. Malkapur-Chikali
32. Mancherail - Adilabad via Utnoor
33. Modasa-Meghraj-Banswara
34. Morappur-Dharmapuri (updating)
35. Narwana-Uklana
36. Nirakarpur and Tapanga new bye-pass line
37. Padrauna-Kushinagar-Gorakhpur
38. Pandharpur - Vijapur via Mangalwedha
39. Panisagar-Simanapur
40. Patharkandi-Kanmum
41. Pipar Road - Bhopalgarh -Asop - Shankwas- Mundawa
Nagore
42. Rajpipla-Kevadiya Colony
43. Rajpura-Bye pass to avoid reversal
44. Dudhwa -Chandan Chouki abandoned rail line
restoration
45. Sairang-Hbichhuah as extension to Bhairabi-Sairang
46. Saja-Bhatapara
47. Saswad-Jejuri
48. Siddipet-Akkanapet
49. Sikarapai-Jagsalpatri-Junagarh
50. Sri Anandpur Sahib-Chamkaur Sahib- -Ludhiana
51. Srinagar-Kargil-Leh
52. Surjagarh-Bijapur via Bhopalpattnam
53. Suwasra-Mandsour via Sitamau
54. Thanjavur-Ariyalur (Updating)
55. Tirunelveli-Sankarankoil via
Pettai,Pudur,SendamaramVeerasigmamani
56. Titlagarh- Junagarh
57. Tumkur-Maddur-Malevalli
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58. Vasai Road- Bye pass line between Naigoan and Diva
(Juchandra)
59. Washim-Mahur-Adilabad
Gauge Conversion
1. Ahmedabad-Bahucharaji
2. Bhadran-Bochasan-Petlad-Nadiad
3. Gadhada-Jasdan
4. Mailani – Bahraich
5. Surendranagar-Dhrangdhara
Doubling
1. Bathinda -Abohar-Sriganganagar
2. Chittaurgarh- Mhow
3. Dharmavaram-Pakala
4. Daund-Manmad (Updating)
5. Firozpur-Bathinda
6. Haridwar-Dehradun
7. Jakhal-Dhuri-Ludhiana
8. Kalyan- Karjat 3rd line
9. Kandla-Palanpur
10. Khairar-Manikpur
11. Mahasamund-Baghbahra-Titlagarh
12. Mahboobnagar-Gooty
13. Najibabad-Kotdwar
14. Parbhani-Manmad
15. Purulia-Kotshila
16. Rajkot-Veraval
17. Rajpura- Bathinda via Dhuri
18. Satna-Rewa
19. Secunderabad-Mudkhed-Adilabad
20. Shamli-Tapri
21. Shoranur-Mangalore 3rd line
22. Suratgarh-Bathinda
23. Tirupati - Katpadi
24. Tumkur-Arsikere
25. Varanasi-Ballia
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94. I also propose to carryout traffic survey for Patiala-Jakhal new line
and a traffic survey for Kanpur area in connection with Panki-
Mandhana new line project.

New Projects.railway budget for 2013/14.Doubling.Electrification.


New Projects
90. I propose to take up following new projects in 2013-14:
New Lines
1. Bhupdeopur-Raigarh (Mand Colliery) (through PPP);
2. Gevra Road-Pendra Road (through PPP)
3. Jaisalmer (Thiyat Hamira)-Sanu;
4. Karaikal-Peralam;
5. Rewari-Rohtak new line extension up to Makrauli;
6. Sultanpur to Kadipur;
7. Thanjavur-Pattukkottai.
Gauge conversion of Mavli-Bari Sadri section.
Doubling
1. Alwar-Bandikui;
2. Chennai Central-Basin Bridge Junction (5th & 6th lines);
3. Danea-Ranchi Road;
4. Dapper-Chandigarh;
5. Garhwa Road-Ramna;
6. Hajipur-Ramdayalu;
7. Jarangdih- Danea;
8. Palanpur- Samakhiali (through PPP);
9. Rae Bareli – Amethi;
10. Vatva-Ahmedabad (3rd line).
Electrification
1. Delhi Sarai Rohilla – Rewari – Palanpur – Ahmedabad
including Kalol-Gandhinagar-Khodiyar and Alwar-Bandikui-
Jaipur-Phulera
2. Jakhal-Hisar
3. Jakhal-Dhuri-Ludhiana
4. Rajpura-Dhuri-Lehra Mohabhat
5. Singapur Road-Damanjodi

Speech of Sh. Pawan Kumar Bansal introducing the Railway Budget, 2013-14 26th February 2013


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Speech of Sh. Pawan Kumar Bansal
introducing the Railway Budget, 2013-14
26th February 2013
1. Madam Speaker, I rise to present before this august House the
Revised Estimates for 2012-13 and a statement of estimated receipts and
expenditure for 2013-14. I do so with mixed feelings crossing my mind.
While I have a feeling of a colossus today, it is only ephemeral and is
instantaneously overtaken by a sense of humility. Democracy gives
wings to the wingless, cautioning us all the while, that howsoever high
or wide our flight may be, we must remain connected to the ground.
For giving me this opportunity, I am grateful to the Hon’ble Prime
Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and the UPA Chairperson, Smt. Sonia
Gandhi and pay my homage to the sacred memory of Sh. Rajiv Gandhi
who introduced me to the portals of this highest Temple of Indian
democracy.
2. Madam Speaker, as I proceed, my thought goes to a particularly
severe cold spell during the recent winter, when it was snowing heavily
in Kashmir valley, and suspension of road and air services had brought
life to a grinding halt. Photographs in Newspapers showing a train
covered with snow emerging from a similar white background, carrying
passengers travelling over the recently commissioned Qazigund -
Baramulla section instilled in me a sense of immense pride.
I recall here the inspirational words of Christine Weatherly:
When you travel on the railway,
And the line goes up a hill,
Just listen to the engine
As it pulls you with a will.
Though it goes very slowly
It sings this little song
“I think I can, I think I can,”
And so it goes along.
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3. That is the strength of this organization, supported by
determination, commitment and dedication to duty demonstrated by
each member of the 14 lakh strong Rail Parivar.
4. Indian Railways is a vital organisation, playing an unparalleled
role in integrating the nation. From Baramulla in the north to
Kanyakumari in the south, Dwarka in the West to Ledo in the East,
trains of Bhartiya Rail always on the move, carrying people and
material, creating opportunities and fostering development is a single
most important catalyst in the growth story of our great Nation. Madam,
I have hardly completed four months with Railways but it is a great
feeling indeed to find myself identifying with the stupendous task
assigned by the people of India to the railways.
5. In these few months, I have been overwhelmed by demands for
new projects, new trains, and varied suggestions for improving the
services, reflecting aspirations of the people of India. While Railways
undoubtedly contribute significantly to the growth, progress and
development of the country and is a powerful vehicle for mainstreaming
remotest corners of the nation, the growth of Railways itself is
inextricably linked with the overall growth of the country.
Dilemmas & Concerns
6. I wish to share with this august House some of the concerns that
Railways are faced with today.
7. IR must remain financially sustainable so that resources generated
can be ploughed back for efficient upkeep, operation and maintenance
of the system itself for the benefit of the rail users. Major segments of its
business, freight as well as passenger need, therefore, to be based on
sound economic principles and provide value for money to all
customers. This august House is aware that growth of this crucial
transport sector has not always conformed to these principles. Steep
increase in input costs had to be met primarily through adjustment in
freight rates. As a result, the ability of the railways to generate enough
resources to meet its operational expenditure as well as investment in
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crucial planned activities such as enhancing safety, throughput capacity,
users’ amenities etc. suffered.
8. The number of passenger trains has increased from 8897 in 2001-02
to 12335 in 2011-12. Yet, the losses on these operations continue to
mount, increasing from Rs 4,955 crore in 2001-02 to Rs 22,500 crore in
2011-12 and is estimated to be Rs 24,600 crore in 2012-13. This has also
resulted in deterioration of services extended to our esteemed
passengers.
9. Mounting scarcity of resources continues to stare us in the face.
Thin spread of funds has only compounded the problem. In fact, I find
that many of the projects which would help railways in debottlenecking
and decongesting its over-saturated network are not getting funded in a
time bound manner. During the XI Plan, Railways could meet the target
of new lines and electrification but fell short of the targets for doubling
and gauge conversion, achieving only 2758 km and 5321 km
respectively. Considering the vastness of our country, and taking into
account large areas still aspiring for rail connectivity, the targets need to
be much higher and the rail network has to be expanded at a much
faster rate than has been possible till now.
10. Planning Commission has tentatively pegged the Railways’ 12th
Plan at Rs 5.19 lakh crore with a Gross Budgetary Support of Rs 1.94
lakh crore, internal resources of Rs 1.05 lakh crore, and market
borrowing of Rs 1.20 lakh crore, with another Rs 1 lakh crore expected to
be raised through public private partnership route. The internal resource
target, which is 1.6 times that of XI Plan, also appears a tall order as we
could allocate only Rs 10,000 crore in the first year of the 12th Plan. The
onerous task of raising the balance amount of Rs 95,000 crore in the next
four years calls for a paradigm shift in our approach to tariff and nontariff
segments of earnings.
Safety & Security
11. The railway family is deeply grieved over the most unfortunate
and tragic incident which occurred at Allahabad station during the
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ongoing holy Kumbh. I am particularly pained that such an incident
happened despite the most meticulous planning and efforts put in by
the railways to take care of the comforts, safety and other requirements
of the pilgrims. While monetary support provided to the victims’
families does not provide balm for the pain and misery caused, the
incident has shaken us and we would strive to build in a higher level of
contingency margin in our future planning.
12. Madam Speaker, rail passengers deserve safe and comfortable
travel. Safety is a necessary mandate for running trains. With the
untiring endeavour of the railway family to address human failure and
technical deficiencies, there has been a significant reduction in the
incidence of rail accidents. Even though the volume of passenger and
freight traffic increased manifold, the number of consequential train
accidents per million train kilometre has decreased from 0.41 in 2003-04
to 0.13 at the end of 2011-12. The target of bringing this figure to 0.17 by
2012-13, stipulated under the Corporate Safety Plan introduced since
2003 was surpassed in the year 2011-12 itself. We will strive to work
towards a zero accident situation.
13. The Committees headed by Dr. Anil Kakodkar and Sh. Sam
Pitroda have laid down a roadmap for improving safety and bringing
about modernisation of Railways. While some of the recommendations
of the two Committees have been taken up for implementation, the rest
are under active consideration of the Ministry.
14. A disquieting issue which weighs my mind down is accidents at
level crossings. 40% of consequential accidents and 60% of fatalities are
accounted for by level crossings. While railways regularly undertake
awareness drives, a permanent solution lies only in eliminating the
crossings. Railway Safety Fund set up to finance safety works at level
crossings has been very useful, but is proving to be inadequate.
Railways’ annual share from the Central Road Fund is only Rs 1,100
crore against a requirement of almost Rs 5,000 crore. Meeting estimated
requirement of nearly Rs 37,000 crore at present day cost for eliminating
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31,846 LCs, out of which 13,530 are unmanned, would only be possible
with enhanced support from the Central Road Fund.
15. Some of the measures taken/proposed to be taken to strengthen
safe operation of trains are:-
i. elimination of 10,797 level crossings during the 12th Plan and
not adding any new LC to the IR system henceforth;
ii. continued thrust on improved Signalling for not only ensuring
much better safety for train operations but also enhancing the
track capacity;
iii. introduction of Train Protection Warning System (TPWS) on
automatic signalling systems;
iv. following successful completion of initial testing, the
indigenously developed Train Collision Avoidance System
(TCAS) is proposed to be put to rigorous trials to validate the
technology under complex operational conditions;
v. upgradation of track structure using 60 kg rails, 260 meter long
welded rail-panels and improved flash butt welding
technology;
vi. induction of Self Propelled Accident Relief Trains (SPART) with
speed potential of 160/200 kmph on trial basis with a view to
putting in place a fast and reliable disaster management system;
vii. progressive induction of crash-worthy LHB coaches having
anti-climb feature;
viii. 17 bridges on IR which have been identified as distressed have
been sanctioned for rehabilitation to be completed over next
one year.
16. Madam, accidents caused due to fire, even though very infrequent,
have been a major cause for concern. Some of the measures taken
include:-
i. provision of Comprehensive Fire and Smoke Detection System
on pilot basis;
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ii. provision of portable fire extinguishers in Guard-cum-Brake
Vans, AC Coaches and Pantry Cars in all trains;
iii. enhanced use of fire retardant furnishing materials in coaches;
iv. social awareness campaigns for observance of safe practices.
17. With a view to provide long term perspective and focussed
attention for enhancing safety, I propose to initiate an exercise of making
Corporate Safety Plan for a ten year period (2014-24).
18. The Railway family is deeply grieved by some incidents of death
of elephants on railway tracks passing through forest areas. Several
measures have been initiated in consultation with Ministry of
Environment & Forests, which I am confident will substantially reduce
such accidents and safeguard the lives of these gentle giants.
19. To strengthen the security of rail passengers, especially women
passengers, Railways have already created four companies of women
RPF personnel and another eight would be set up. Recruitment to RPF
is being conducted with 10% vacancies reserved for women. The
presence of women RPF personnel will be further strengthened with the
field units.
20. Many trains are being escorted by Government Railway Police and
Railway Protection Force in sensitive sections. Further, the Ladies
Special local trains in Metropolitan Cities are being escorted by lady RPF
Staff. Security helpline numbers have been made available on several
zonal railways to facilitate passengers in reporting any untoward
incidence for immediate intervention.
Passenger Amenities
21. The widespread disappointment of the travelling public with the
state of cleanliness and hygiene at stations and trains, bedrolls and
catering has often been highlighted in this august House. As a frequent
rail-traveller, I have experienced this personally. Resource constraint
cannot be a reason for sub-standard services and efforts need to be
directed for providing reasonable quality of facilities to rail-users. I am
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committed to bring about a marked change in the level of passenger
amenities. It is my firm belief that Railways’ efforts towards introducing
new trains, or extending the run or frequency of existing trains should
not be at the cost of amenities for passengers and safety. Some of the
measures taken/proposed to be taken for improving passengers’ travel
experience are as follows :-
i. Identification of 104 stations, serving a population of more than
one million or those serving places of religious/tourist
importance for immediate attention to all aspects related to
cleanliness;
ii. progressive extension of bio-toilets on trains;
iii. provision of concrete aprons on platforms with mechanised
cleaning facilities. 200 stations have already been covered;
iv. extension of On Board Housekeeping Scheme (OBHS) and
Clean Trains Stations (CTSs) to more stations and trains;
v. extension of Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS), Automatic
Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs), Coin-operated Ticket
Vending Machines (CO-TVMs) and scheme of Jan-Sadharan
Ticket Booking Sevaks (JTBSs);
vi. setting up of six more Rail Neer bottling plants at Vijayawada,
Nagpur, Lalitpur, Bilaspur, Jaipur and Ahmedabad;
vii. launching of a pilot project on select trains to facilitate
passengers to contact on-board staff through SMS/phone
call/e-mail for prompt response for coach cleanliness and also
to provide real time feedback;
viii. setting up of 8-10 more mechanized laundries for quality
washing of linen;
ix. provision of announcement facility and electronic display
boards in trains for disseminating information to on-board
passengers about approaching stations, train running, arrival
platform, etc.;
x. providing free Wi-Fi facility on several trains to cater to the
increasing aspirations and requirement of our youth and other
valued customers;
xi. upgrading another 60 stations as Adarsh Stations in addition to
980 already selected;
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xii. associate voluntary organisations for providing first aid
services etc. at railway stations.
NCR Stations
22. I recognize need for special attention to stations in National
Capital Region. Development of directional terminals began some years
back with opening of Anand Vihar station. Studies for terminal at
Bijwasan will be taken up during the year. Further, to augment
infrastructure and revamp the facilities at Delhi, New Delhi and Hazrat
Nizamuddin, works costing Rs 100 crore have been taken up.
‘Anubhuti’
23. With increasing popularity of Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains, there
is also a demand for higher travel comfort. Responding to this need, to
begin with, IR will introduce one such coach in select trains which will
provide an excellent ambience and latest modern facilities and services.
Such coaches will be named ‘Anubhuti’ with commensurate fare
structure.
Amenities for Differently-abled Passengers
24. Madam Speaker, India is a signatory to the UN Convention on the
rights of the disabled. We are conscious of our responsibility under the
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). To facilitate the boarding of
trains and exit from the stations for the differently-abled and the elderly,
the steps proposed include provision of 179 escalators and 400 lifts at A-
1 and other major stations, affixing Braille stickers indicating the layout
of coaches including toilets, provision of wheel chairs and battery
operated vehicles at more stations and making coaches wheel-chair
friendly.
25. In order to provide an employment avenue to the disabled people,
I propose to reserve a specified number of JTBS for them, keeping in
view the fact that the PCOs at stations have become largely redundant
after the mobile revolution in India.
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IT Initiatives for passenger benefits
26. To harness technology in myriad forms for bringing about
improvement in the lives of our people was the visionary plan of Sh.
Rajiv Gandhi. He was the trailblazer of the IT revolution in the country.
It has helped IR and crores of passengers in many ways. Today, I look
forward expectantly to the use of Aadhar scheme by IR. The database
generated, can be extensively and efficiently used by railways not only
to render more user friendly services such as booking of tickets,
validation of genuine passengers with GPS enabled handheld gadgets in
trains, but also to provide a better interface with its employees in regard
to their salaries, pension, allowances etc. I have had some discussion on
potential applications of Aadhar with Shri Nandan Nilekani. I plan to
roll out a more efficient and people sensitive Railway Services system.
Some of the measures initiated or afoot are:-
i. extending availability of the facility of internet ticketing from
0030 hours to 2330 hours;
ii. making e-ticketing possible through mobile phones;
iii. as a follow up to overwhelming response to IR website and
Integrated Train Enquiry Service under “139”, a project of SMS
Alerts to passengers providing updates on reservation status is
being rolled out shortly;
iv. covering larger number of trains under Real Time Information
System (RTIS), whereby rail-users will be able to access
information through nominated websites and mobile phones.
Ticket Reservation
27. I often get to hear that congestion at the IRCTC website causes
inordinate delay in accessing the system for e-ticketing. By the end of
this calendar year, we will put in place a Next Generation e-ticketing
system which will bring about a paradigm shift in internet rail ticketing
by significantly improving the end user experience in respect of ease of
use, response time as well as capacity. The system shall be able to
support 7200 tickets per minute as against 2000 tickets per minute today.
It will support 1,20,000 simultaneous users at any point in time against
the present capacity of 40,000 users with capability to easily scale up as
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demand increases in future. The system will make use of advanced
fraud control and security management tools thereby further improving
fairness and transparency in disbursal of tickets.
28. Some measures taken to curb malpractices in reserved tickets
including Tatkal are:-
i. mandatory carrying of ID cards by passengers with reserved
tickets;
ii. rigorous drive leading to prosecution of more than 1800 touts in
the current year;
iii. in case of tatkal, reduction of advance reservation period to one
day, issue of tickets only on production of ID proof at PRS
counters, issue of only one tatkal ticket per train per day to web
service agents;
iv. denial of access to agents to internet booking between 0800 to 1000
hrs.
Catering
29. Madam Speaker, I believe rail travel must be inextricably linked
with good quality, hygienic and affordable food, catering to all classes of
passengers. For effective quality control, arrangements are being tied up
with food testing laboratories in addition to third party audit. State-ofthe-
art base kitchens are proposed to be set up in railway premises for
better monitoring of quality of meals. ISO certification will now be
insisted upon for all base-kitchens.
30. A Centralised Catering Services Monitoring Cell with a Toll free
number – 1800 111 321 has started functioning w.e.f. 18th January, 2013
to facilitate redressal of complaints/suggestions on realtime basis.
Rail Tourism
31. Railways form a popular mode of travel, both for domestic and
foreign tourists. To make the experience of tourists more pleasant, the
following steps are envisaged:-
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i. following popularity of Executive Lounge at New Delhi, setting
up of such facility at seven more stations namely, Bilaspur,
Visakhapatnam, Patna, Nagpur, Agra, Jaipur and Bengaluru;
ii. launching a multi-modal travel package with cooperation of
State Government of Jammu & Kashmir enabling passengers to
travel from Jammu through Udhampur, Qazigund to Srinagar and
Baramulla on a common rail-bus ticket;
iii. with the commissioning of railway line up to Katra very soon,
feasibility of issuing ‘yatra parchis’ to pilgrims travelling by rail at
the time of booking of the railway ticket is being explored in
coordination with Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.
32. The role of Indian Railways in unification of the country during
the freedom struggle is historical. I propose to run an educational
tourist train called ‘Azadi Express’ to enable our youth to travel to
important places connected with the freedom movement. The train will
be made attractive and affordable through concessional fares.
Freight
33. Freight traffic has been the mainstay of internal resource
generation on the Indian Railways. I am happy to inform this august
House that this year the Indian Railways is set to achieve the milestone
of entering the one Billion Tonne Select Club, joining Chinese, Russian
and US Railways. This year the originating freight loading is estimated
to be 1007 MT, about 38 MT over 2011-12.
34. The initiatives taken to become a major heavy-haul carrier include
running of long-haul trains which has enabled us to join another select
club of Railways, which run freight trains of more than 10,000 tonnes
load. As a part of this initiative, 49 long loops, that could hold 1.5 km
long trains, have been sanctioned this year, besides large scale induction
of Distributed Power Systems to mitigate capacity constraints and
improve wagon utilisation.
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Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC)
35. Land acquisition for nearly 2,800 km of the eastern and western
freight corridors is almost complete. The first major civil construction
contract on the 343 km Kanpur-Khurja section of the eastern corridor has
already been awarded and by the end of 2013-14, construction contract
to cover up to 1,500 km on the two corridors would be awarded and the
work started. Preliminary Engineering-cum-Traffic Studies (PETS) have
been taken up on four future Dedicated Freight Corridors.
Projects of national importance
36. Madam Speaker, security of the nation is paramount, and our
brave soldiers make immense sacrifices to safeguard our frontiers.
Providing need based rail connectivity to border areas is uppermost on
Railways’ agenda. The national project of Udhampur-Srinagar-
Baramulla and other projects of strategic importance will be taken up on
top priority. For the first time the State of Arunachal has been brought
into the rail network and we shall commission the Harmuti-Naharlagun
line this year. Also I am happy to inform that works on the new line
railway project to connect state of Manipur are in full swing. We are also
fast tracking the gauge conversion works on Lumding-Silchar and
Rangia-Murkongselek. I am fully conscious of the difficult task of the
Finance Minister but hope that he will find ways to provide necessary
funds for important rail connectivity projects.
37. In view of the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committees
and demands from various Border States, I will pursue for approval of
certain projects identified as being of national importance viz. Bilaspur-
Manali-Leh, Jammu-Poonch via Aknoor, Tanakpur-Bageshwar and
Parsuramkund-Rupai. I also propose to take up a new line between
Firozpur and Patti for providing direct rail link between border areas of
Firozpur and Amritsar/Atari.
Public Private Partnerships
38. An ambitious target of Rs one lakh crore has been set to attract
investments through PPP route during the 12th Plan. This is a
challenging area for IR considering the capital intensive, long gestation
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nature of rail infrastructure projects and limited success achieved so far.
Elevated Rail Corridor in Mumbai, parts of the DFC, redevelopment of
stations, power generation/energy saving projects, freight terminals are
areas proposed for private investment during the 12th Plan period.
Cooperation of state governments is also being sought to provide
momentum to these initiatives.
39. A target of Rs 1,000 crore each is proposed to be fixed for Rail
Land Development Authority and IR Station Development Corporation
in 2013-14.
40. The recently revamped participative policy enabling partnership
with ports, large mines, industry and investors addresses the specific
concerns of private investors. The models seek to create a win-win
situation by ensuring payback of investment mainly through freight
apportionment. An investment of up to Rs 9,000 crore is expected under
these projects including Rs 3,800 crore for port connectivity projects, Rs
4,000 crore for coal mine connectivity and Rs 800 crore for iron ore mines
connectivity improvements.
FOBs Across Stations
41. Some of the Hon’ble Members have requested for construction of
foot-over bridges across stations. While this does not form part of the
existing scheme of things, I assure the august House that Railways
would be happy to become partners in such projects with the state
governments. Accordingly, a scheme for funding construction of FOBs
across stations is being firmed up.
Rail-Based Industries
42. To meet the increasing demand, reduce dependence on imports
and to generate employment opportunities, following new
manufacturing/maintenance facilities are proposed to be set up:-
i. a new Forged Wheel Factory at Rae Bareli for which an MoU has
been signed with Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL);
ii. a Greenfield Mainline Electrical Multiple Units (MEMU)
manufacturing facility at Bhilwara, Rajasthan in collaboration
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with state government and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
(BHEL);
iii. a coach manufacturing unit in Sonepat district, Haryana in
collaboration with the state government;
iv. midlife rehabilitation (MLR) Workshop at Kurnool, Andhra
Pradesh in collaboration with the state government;
v. conversion of Bikaner and Pratapgarh workshops to undertake
POH of BG wagons;
vi. a workshop for repair and rehabilitation of motorised bogies at
Misrod, Madhya Pradesh;
vii. a new wagon maintenance workshop in Kalahandi district,
Odisha;
viii. a modern signalling equipment facility at Chandigarh through
PPP route.
43. As regards setting up of new coach factories at Palakkad and
Kolar, and a wagon factory in Ganjam district of Odisha, we are in
consultation with respective state governments. I am hopeful of early
commencement of work.
Railways’ PSUs & Production Units
44. Madam, I take pride in informing the House that all the 11 Public
Sector Undertakings of the Railways performed very well and paid
highest ever dividend. They were successful in securing several
important contracts in other countries for constructions/rehabilitation of
railway lines and supply of rolling stock, a testimony of their
professional strength. The dividend paid in 2011-12 was 14.3% higher
than in the previous fiscal.
45. Madam, Railways’ Production Units have contributed immensely
to the growth of the organization by ensuring regular supply of rolling
stock using improved technology. All of them achieved the production
targets in 2011-12.
Scrap Disposal
46. Railways have been annually disposing of scrap which not only
generates revenue but also helps in de-cluttering the work space. I
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intend to institute a special drive during the year to take up disposal of
scrap lying in stores depots, workshops, along the tracks and at
construction sites. A target of Rs 4,500 crore has been set for 2013-14.
Green Energy Initiatives
47. Railways remain firmly committed to protecting the environment
and promoting sustainable development and use of energy efficient
technologies. Some of the new steps that have been taken or are
proposed to be taken include:-
i. setting up of Railway Energy Management Company (REMC) to
harness potential of solar and wind energy;
ii. setting up of 75 MW windmill plants and energizing 1000 level
crossings with solar power;
iii. deployment of new generation energy efficient electric
locomotives and electrical multiple units (EMUs) saving about 60
crore units in 2011-12. Railways has also won the National
Energy Conservation Award;
iv. encourage more usage of agro-based and recycled paper and ban
use of plastic in catering.
Staff
48. The tradition of healthy and harmonious industrial relation across
length and breadth of Indian Railways was ensured during the year by
active participation of labour unions and officers’ associations in
decision making process at all levels of the management. This strong
tradition continues to nurture the vast organization and help in
discharging its national duty.
49. Madam, our 14 lakh employees constitute our most valuable asset.
I feel extremely humbled as head of this mammoth organization which
has given so much to the nation and touches the life of each one of us.
Some of the measures I propose to take for their welfare are:--
i. concerted efforts to fill up approximately 1.52 lakh vacancies this
year. It is a measure of popularity of railways as an employer that
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a staggering 2.2 crore applications were received. For the first time,
Railway recruitment examinations were held at more than 60 cities
across the country. In the process, a backlog of about 47,000
vacancies earmarked for weaker sections and physically
challenged is likely to get cleared.
ii. construction of staff quarters has been hampered by funding
constraints. Encouraged by the success of Ministry of Urban
Development in constructing quarters through PPP mode, I
propose to adopt the same in the railways. Yet, I have enhanced
the fund allocation under staff quarters by 50% over previous year
to provide Rs 300 crore;
iii. provision of hostel facilities for single women railway employees
at all Divisional headquarters;
iv. extending the treatment facility in case of medical emergency to
RELHS beneficiaries to all cities where hospitals are empanelled
either with CGHS or with Railways;
v. condition of barracks would be improved to provide better living
conditions to personnel of RPF;
vi. Considering the stress faced by loco-pilots particularly in harsh
climatic conditions, it is proposed to provide water closets and air
condition the locomotive cabs.
Skill Development
50. With a view to contributing to the national skill development
programme of the Government, Ministry of Railways would impart
skills to the youth in railway related trades in 25 locations spread across
the length and breadth of the country. These locations are: Agartala,
Alwar, Ankleshwar, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Dimapur, Imphal,
Jagdalpur, Jais, Katihar, Kazipet, Kollam, Koraput, Lumding,
Mangalore, Murshidabad, Nagpur, Naharlagun, Pathankot, Ranchi,
Ratlam, Shimla, Sirsa, Srinagar and Tiruchchirappalli.
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51. I propose to set up a multi-disciplinary training institute at
Nagpur for imparting training in rail related electronics technologies.
52. Madam Speaker, Kautilya counselled, “All undertakings depend
upon finance. Hence foremost attention shall be paid to the treasury”.
The officers of Indian Railways responsible for professional
management of finances and accounts have to be endowed with
structured and professional training in contemporary areas and
equipped with necessary skills on a regular basis. This will enable them
to face emerging challenges and tap opportunities for strengthening the
finances of the organization. With this in view, I am happy to announce
the setting up of an exclusive Centralized Training Institute at
Secunderabad – Indian Railways Institute of Financial Management
(IRIFM).
53. Railways is a fascinating organization. In order to motivate
students to study and undertake research on IR related issues at M.Phil
& Ph.D levels, I propose to institute 5 fellowships in national
universities. The fellowship will carry an appropriate stipend. I also
propose to set up a Chair at TERI to promote railway related research to
reduce our carbon footprint
Sports
54. Madam, Railways continued to excel in sports. In the London
Summer Olympics in 2012, Sushil Kumar won second consecutive medal
in Olympics. In the current year, Railways teams have already won 9
National Championships and the Railway Sports Promotion Board has
rightfully been awarded the ‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar – 2012’.
55. It has been decided that recipients of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
Award and Dhyan Chand Award shall be provided facility of
Complimentary Card passes valid for travel by 1st Class/2nd AC. Also,
Complimentary Card passes being issued to Olympic Medalists &
Dronacharya Awardees shall be valid for travel in Rajdhani/Shatabdi
trains, as in the case of Arjuna Awardees. Travel by Duronto trains shall
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also be permitted on all Card passes issued to sportspersons who have
the facility of travel by Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains.
Saluting the Brave
56. Our brave and valiant soldiers make immense sacrifices to defend
our borders. As a humble token of IR’s gratitude, I have decided to
extend the facility of Complimentary Card Pass valid in 1st Class/2AC to
the parents of posthumous unmarried awardees of Maha Vir Chakra,
Vir Chakra, Kirti Chakra, Shaurya Chakra, President’s Police Medal for
Gallantry and Police Medal for Gallantry.
57. I also wish to announce that police gallantry awardees shall now
be granted one Complimentary Pass every year for travel along with one
companion in 2 AC in Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains.
58. Presently freedom fighters are required to renew their passes
every year. This causes inconvenience to many of them in an advanced
age. I have, therefore, decided to raise this requirement of renewal to
three years.
Rail Heritage
59. Mountain Railways of India are the World Heritage Sites placing
India in an exclusive club of nations that include only Switzerland and
Austria. We are truly proud of this and are committed to take measures
to preserve them in good shape and health.
60. National Rail Museum, New Delhi is a premier institution holding
a large number of priceless rail exhibits. It showcases Indian Railways’
history and its evolution. The Museum has come to acquire a prominent
place on the Delhi tourist map. To provide a memorable experience to
the visitors especially the children, a revamp plan will be rolled out in
2013-14.
Enforcing Strict Financial Discipline
61. Madam Speaker, apt is the saying, “Money saved is money
earned”. Austerity and economy in expenditure will be observed by the
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Railways rigorously and no wastages will be permitted. I would like to
inform the august House of some measures taken or proposed to be
taken for enforcing strict financial discipline:-
i. Taking note of the fact that progress on works approved in
successive Railway Budgets and through Supplementary
Demands for Grants in the last few years had been slow,
primarily on account of resource constraints, it was recognised
that this defeats the very purpose of taking vote on out-of-turn
basis rather than in the regular budget. Consequently, for the
first time in the last 25 years, railways did not present any
supplementary demands for grants either in Monsoon Session or
Winter Session of Parliament in 2012.
ii. The Railways were compelled to seek a special loan of Rs 3,000
crore from the Ministry of Finance during 2011-12. I am happy to
report that the entire loan amount along with interest has been
repaid in the current financial year.
iii. For the first time, 347 ongoing projects have been identified as
priority projects, and provided committed funding. We intend to
ensure funding of these projects at required level during the 12th
Plan so as to complete them in a time bound manner. It is
important that railways start reaping benefits on their
investments at the earliest. The thin spread of scarce resources
can be overcome only in this manner. I trust that the House will
appreciate this compulsion and support our proposal.
iv. For practical and realistic targets, it would require a judicious
mix of strategies, including liberal funding of last mile projects
and operationally important projects including the Dedicated
Freight Corridors.
v. To create a corpus for meeting IR’s committed liabilities for debt
servicing of JICA and World Bank loans taken for the DFC
Project, it is proposed to set up a new Debt Service Fund.
vi. Targets for eliminating inefficiencies in the maintenance of
rolling stock and fuel consumption are being made more
stringent.
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62. I can assure the august House that the measures taken will help
the railways to close the current fiscal with positive fund balances as
against deficit closure during the last two successive years. However,
the road ahead is long with many a winding turn. The fund balances
need to be rebuilt to a reasonable level of at least Rs. 30,000 crore by the
end of 12th Plan after meeting the internal resource target of Rs 1.05 lakh
crore for plan expenditure.
Review of Financial Performance, 2012-13
63. Railways’ freight performance is based on a derived demand.
There has been a slower growth in freight loading than expected at the
beginning of the year and accordingly Railways had no option but to
scale down the budget target of 1025 MT to 1007 MT, though it still
reflects an increase of 38 MT over 2011-12. The freight earnings target
has also been adjusted to Rs 85,976 cr from the BE of Rs 89,339 cr, a
reduction of Rs 3,383 cr. Considering the partial rollback of passenger
fare increase, mitigated somewhat by the subsequent fare adjustment in
January 2013, the revised passenger earnings target is proposed at Rs
32,500 cr, i.e. a reduction of Rs 3,573 cr over BE, 2012-13.
64. I am keeping the Gross Traffic Receipts at Rs 1,25,680 cr in the
Revised Estimates as against the BE of Rs 1,32,552 cr.
65. Despite increase in costs and revision of energy charges, the
provision under Ordinary Working Expenses has been retained at BG
level of Rs 84,400 cr in RE. With increase in appropriation to Pension
Fund from Rs 18,500 cr to Rs 20,000 cr, necessitated by increase in
pensionary benefits and number of pensioners, the net revenue is
estimated to reduce by Rs 6,484 cr. The plan investment during the year
has also been adjusted from Rs 60,100 cr to Rs 52,265 cr.
66. I am happy to report to the august House that as a result of our
consistent efforts at maintaining strict financial discipline during the
year, the Operating Ratio is estimated at 88.8%. This is a source of great
satisfaction as the operating ratio has consistently been over 90% since
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1997-98. The only exception was during the three years from 2005-06 to
2007-08, the period immediately preceding implementation of VI Pay
Commission recommendations.
67. I take this opportunity to thank the Railway Convention
Committee for lowering the rate of dividend from 5% to 4% thus
providing a relief of about Rs 715 cr. I also thank the hon’ble Finance
Minister for his understanding and consideration but I do believe that
one day Railways shall find ways to contribute to its infrastructural
projects.
A bird sitting on a tree has no fear of falling, not because of the strength of the
branch but because of faith in its own wings.
Budget Estimates 2013-14
68. Madam, I shall now deal with the Budget Estimates for 2013-14.
69. With the current estimates of growth of national GDP, I have kept
a target of 1047 MT of revenue earning originating traffic during 2013-
14, which is about 40 MT more than the current year. The freight
earnings target has accordingly been set at Rs 93,554 crore, a growth of
9%. The number of passengers is expected to increase by 5.2% and the
earnings target has been kept at Rs 42,210 cr.
70. Factoring in the impact of expected growth of 11% and 10% in
Other Coaching and Sundry earnings respectively, the Gross Traffic
Receipts are expected to be Rs 1,43,742 cr, an increase of Rs 18,062 cr
over the Revised Estimates of 2012-13. Ordinary Working Expenses have
been fixed at Rs 96,500 cr i.e. 14% higher than the current year and
appropriation to the Pension Fund at Rs 22,000 cr. Based on the likely
requirement of plan resources for renewals and replacement of railways’
assets, the appropriation to Depreciation Reserve Fund has been kept at
Rs 7,500 cr.
71. The ‘Excess’ left after payment of Dividend calculated at 4% would
be appropriated to Development Fund (Rs 3,550 cr), Capital Fund (Rs
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5,434 cr) and newly created Debt Service Fund (Rs 4,163 cr). The
Operating Ratio is expected to improve to 87.8% from the Revised
Estimate of 88.8%. Consequently, we will close the year 2013-14 with a
balance of Rs 12,506 cr in the Railway Funds.
Annual Plan 2013-14
72. Madam Speaker, the Annual Plan, 2013-14 has to be integrated
with the broad objectives and targets set for the 12th Plan. Yet, we must
be realistic in setting targets in the Annual Plan 2013-14, even if it means
that Railways would be faced with a stiffer challenge of enhancing
investment during the remaining three years of the 12th Plan. A plan
investment of Rs 63,363 crore is proposed for 2013-14. The Plan is
proposed to be financed through GBS of Rs 26,000 cr, Railway’s Share in
Road Safety Fund of Rs 2,000 cr, internal resources of Rs 14,260 cr,
market borrowings of Rs 15,103 cr and an expected mobilization of Rs
6,000 cr through the PPP route. The thrust of the plan is on doubling of
tracks, safety and passenger and staff welfare for which I have increased
the outlay from about Rs 11,410 cr in 2012-13 to Rs 13,220 cr, an increase
of 16%.
73. I would also like to thank the Minister for Rural Development for
agreeing to the request of railways to partner in some of the railway
related activities under MGNREGA.
Passenger Fares
74. Madam Speaker, looking to the key role played by the Railways in
meeting transportation needs of the people, any rise in passenger fares is
not and should not be viewed as a measure for profit generation. If the
fares remain at a level far below the cost of operations, the railways are
bound to find it hard to provide safe, clean and comfortable journey to
the travelling public. A modest annual increase of 5 to 6% in the fares
over a period of say ten years can provide about Rs one lakh crore by
way of additional resources, which can substantially finance internal
generation component of throw-forward of about Rs 75,000 crore and
give additional benefits to the travelling public by way of improvement
in services.
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75. It is only a financially strong organization that can deliver better
services and discharge its social responsibility effectively. The UPA
Government is sensitive to the needs of the people and it was after wide
consultation and deliberations, that some revision was effected in fares
from 22nd January, 2013. The revision is expected to realise additional Rs
6,600 cr in 2013-14.
Fuel Adjustment Component (FAC)
76. However, subsequent increase in the rates of HSD oil in January
2013 itself has added Rs. 3,300 crore to the fuel bill of Railways, taking
away a substantial portion of the additional resources targeted. Besides,
electricity tariffs are also revised periodically. The increase in fuel bill
during 2013-14 on account of these revisions in 2012-13 alone would be
more than Rs 5,100 crore. In the light of deregulation of the HSD oil,
Railways’ finances need to be rationally insulated and to this end a
mechanism to neutralize the impact of fuel prices on operating expenses
is required to be put in place. In the Budget 2012-13, my learned
predecessor had proposed to segregate fuel component in tariffs as FAC.
As then suggested, I propose that this component be dynamic in nature
and change in either direction with the change in fuel cost, say twice a
year. It is proposed to implement the FAC-linked revision in only
freight tariff from 1st April, 2013. As regards passenger fares, since these
were revised only in January this year, I do not intend to pass on the
additional burden to them now and railways will absorb the impact of
Rs 850 cr on this account.
77. There are a number of charges which have not been revised for last
several years. These charges are in the form of compensation for cost
actually incurred by railways in rendering relevant services. I propose
to effect marginal increase in some of these. These include
supplementary charge for superfast trains, reservation fee, clerkage
charge, cancellation charge and tatkal charge. However, I propose to
abolish the concept of enhanced reservation fee with a view to simplify
the fee structure, having already discontinued development charge in
January this year.
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Rail Tariff Authority
78. Madam, my predecessor had mentioned the need for setting up of
an independent Rail Tariff Authority while presenting the budget for
2012-13. A proposal in this regard has been formulated and is at interministerial
consultation stage.
Infrastructure Expansion
79. In 2010-11 and 2011-12, Railways completed 709 km and 727 km
respectively of new lines. However, during 2012-13, emphasis was laid
on capacity enhancement works like doubling, traffic facilities etc. The
target of 700 km of new lines in the current year had to be scaled down
to 470 km due to inadequate resources. The sections which have either
been completed or are planned to be completed during 2012-13 are listed
at Annexure 1.
80. The target of 800 km for gauge conversion fixed for 2012-13 has
also been scaled down to 575 km. The sections which have either been
completed or are slated to be completed during 2012-13 are listed at
Annexure 2.
81. I am happy to report that that the target of 700 km of doubling
will be marginally exceeded during 2012-13. Sections which have either
been completed or are scheduled for completion during 2012-13 are
listed at Annexure 3.
82. Railways will complete electrification of 1200 route km. The
sections which have been completed or are likely to be completed in
2012-13 are listed at Annexure 4.
Metropolitan Transport Project
83. Construction of metro system in Kolkata from Dum Dum to
Noapara is scheduled to be completed by March, 2013. Works on the
MUTP Phase II, announced in the last budget, are also progressing
satisfactorily. I am happy to inform the august House that the first AC
EMU rake will be introduced on Mumbai suburban network in 2013-14.
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The construction of East-West Corridor in Kolkata which is underway,
will be taken forward.
84. In order to meet the growing demand, 72 additional services in
Mumbai and 18 in Kolkata are being introduced. Besides, rake length is
being increased from 9 cars to 12 cars for 80 services in Kolkata and 30
services in Chennai.
Targets for 2013-14
85. A target to complete 500 km of new lines has been set for 2013-14.
A list of sections proposed to be completed during the year is given in
Annexure 5.
86. It is targeted to convert 450 km of MG/NG lines to broad gauge
during 2013-14. The sections are given in Annexure 6.
87. The target for Doubling has been increased to 750 km for 2013-14.
The sections proposed to be completed in 2013-14 are given in Annexure
7.
88. I also wish to announce resumption of work on new line projects
of Chickmagalur - Sakleshpur and Bengaluru - Satyamangalam, which
were pending for want of resources and other mandatory clearances,
after State Government of Karnataka agreed to give land free of cost and
bear 50% of the cost.
89. As we have seen, trains to various religious destinations are
always overcrowded. To facilitate pilgrims’ journeys, I have decided to
add more trains to these places. Amongst the five Sikh Takhts, it is only
Takht Shri Damdama Sahib at Talwandi Sabo which is not connected by
a rail link. I, therefore, propose to take up construction of railway line
from Rama Mandi to Maur Mandi via Talwandi Sabo to provide this
link.
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New Projects
90. I propose to take up following new projects in 2013-14:
New Lines
1. Bhupdeopur-Raigarh (Mand Colliery) (through PPP);
2. Gevra Road-Pendra Road (through PPP)
3. Jaisalmer (Thiyat Hamira)-Sanu;
4. Karaikal-Peralam;
5. Rewari-Rohtak new line extension up to Makrauli;
6. Sultanpur to Kadipur;
7. Thanjavur-Pattukkottai.
Gauge conversion of Mavli-Bari Sadri section.
Doubling
1. Alwar-Bandikui;
2. Chennai Central-Basin Bridge Junction (5th & 6th lines);
3. Danea-Ranchi Road;
4. Dapper-Chandigarh;
5. Garhwa Road-Ramna;
6. Hajipur-Ramdayalu;
7. Jarangdih- Danea;
8. Palanpur- Samakhiali (through PPP);
9. Rae Bareli – Amethi;
10. Vatva-Ahmedabad (3rd line).
Electrification
1. Delhi Sarai Rohilla – Rewari – Palanpur – Ahmedabad
including Kalol-Gandhinagar-Khodiyar and Alwar-Bandikui-
Jaipur-Phulera
2. Jakhal-Hisar
3. Jakhal-Dhuri-Ludhiana
4. Rajpura-Dhuri-Lehra Mohabhat
5. Singapur Road-Damanjodi
91. I have been receiving representations from Hon’ble Members,
State Governments and other public representatives in large numbers
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for construction of new lines, gauge conversion, doubling, and
electrification and also for surveys. I have been pondering over them for
the last one month. They are all genuine and reflect the growing need
and demand of the most preferred mode of transport of the people in
the country. I would sincerely wish to take up all those projects but am
severely constrained for the reasons submitted earlier. Given this
conspectus, despite the resource crunch, I propose to take up 22 projects
of new lines and one gauge conversion project on socio-economic
consideration and one doubling project after obtaining necessary
approvals/clearances. These are:
New Lines
1. Ajmer-Kota (Nasirabad-Jalindri)
2. Anandnagar-Ghugli via Maharajganj
3. Barwadih-Chirmiri
4. Chickballapur-Gowribidanur.
5. Chickballapur-Puttapurthy-Sri Satya Sai Nilayam
6. Chola-Bulandshahar
7. Cumbum-Proddatur
8. Delhi-Sohna-Nuh-Firozpur Jhirka-Alwar
9. Dimapur - Tizit
10. Faizabad-Lalganj via Akbarganj, Maharajganj and Rae Bareli
11. Firozpur-Patti
12. Gadag-Wadi
13. Hissar-Sirsa via Agroha & Fatehabad
14. Kapilvastu-Basti via Bansi
15. Kondapalli-Kothagudem
16. Manuguru-Ramagundam
17. Pirpainti-Jasidih
18. Pushkar-Merta
19. Raipur-Jharsuguda
20. Srinivasapura-Madanapalli
21. Sriperambudur-Guduvanchery with spur to Irun, Kattukotti-
Avadi.
22. Yamuna Nagar-Chandigarh via Sadhaura, Narayangarh
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Gauge Conversion
23. Nagpur-Nagbhir
Doubling
24. New Bongaigaon to Kamakhya via Rangia
92. To meet the persistent demand of the people of Uttarakhand for a
direct connectivity between Rishikesh and Doiwala, as also to avoid an
alignment passing through a reserve forest with large elephant
population, I propose to meet this requirement through provision of a
bye pass line at Raiwala which will establish this direct link.
Surveys
93. I propose to undertake following surveys during 2013-14:
New Lines
1. Aloor-Nagarcoil-Chettikulam
2. Ambikapur-Garhwa
3. Amb-Kangra via Nadaun
4. Anand-Borsad
5. Anantnag and Pahalgam via Tral
6. Astha-Bhopal
7. Azamgarh - Mubarakpur
8. Baddi and Bilaspur
9. Balaghat - Bharveli-Ukwa
10. Bijapur- Kirandul
11. Bangriposi-Gorumahishani (Updating)
12. Dadri-Jharli via Jhajjar
13. Dadri-Sikandarabad-Bulandshahar-Jahangirabad-
Anoopshahar-Narora
14. Dhansura-Talod
15. Dharamshala-Palampur
16. Dhuri-Bye pass to avoid reversal of traffic
17. Dornakal-Miryalguda
18. Farrukhabad- Gola - Gokarnnath via Shahjahanpur
(Updating)
19. Gajsinghpur-Sadulpur via Padampur , Goluwala ,
Rawatsar , Taranagar , Dadrewa
20. Haldaur-Dhampur via Nathore
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21. Hisar- Fatehabad
22. Jaisingh Nagar - Shahdol
23. Jashipur - Jajpur Road
24. Jilahi and Tikri Bye pass line
25. Kaniyoor-Kottikulam
26. Kapadvanj-Timba
27. Karaikkudi-Dindigul
28. Karaikkudi-Madurai (updating)
29. Kirandul-Sukma
30. Lunkaransar - Sardarsahar
31. Malkapur-Chikali
32. Mancherail - Adilabad via Utnoor
33. Modasa-Meghraj-Banswara
34. Morappur-Dharmapuri (updating)
35. Narwana-Uklana
36. Nirakarpur and Tapanga new bye-pass line
37. Padrauna-Kushinagar-Gorakhpur
38. Pandharpur - Vijapur via Mangalwedha
39. Panisagar-Simanapur
40. Patharkandi-Kanmum
41. Pipar Road - Bhopalgarh -Asop - Shankwas- Mundawa
Nagore
42. Rajpipla-Kevadiya Colony
43. Rajpura-Bye pass to avoid reversal
44. Dudhwa -Chandan Chouki abandoned rail line
restoration
45. Sairang-Hbichhuah as extension to Bhairabi-Sairang
46. Saja-Bhatapara
47. Saswad-Jejuri
48. Siddipet-Akkanapet
49. Sikarapai-Jagsalpatri-Junagarh
50. Sri Anandpur Sahib-Chamkaur Sahib- -Ludhiana
51. Srinagar-Kargil-Leh
52. Surjagarh-Bijapur via Bhopalpattnam
53. Suwasra-Mandsour via Sitamau
54. Thanjavur-Ariyalur (Updating)
55. Tirunelveli-Sankarankoil via
Pettai,Pudur,SendamaramVeerasigmamani
56. Titlagarh- Junagarh
57. Tumkur-Maddur-Malevalli
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58. Vasai Road- Bye pass line between Naigoan and Diva
(Juchandra)
59. Washim-Mahur-Adilabad
Gauge Conversion
1. Ahmedabad-Bahucharaji
2. Bhadran-Bochasan-Petlad-Nadiad
3. Gadhada-Jasdan
4. Mailani – Bahraich
5. Surendranagar-Dhrangdhara
Doubling
1. Bathinda -Abohar-Sriganganagar
2. Chittaurgarh- Mhow
3. Dharmavaram-Pakala
4. Daund-Manmad (Updating)
5. Firozpur-Bathinda
6. Haridwar-Dehradun
7. Jakhal-Dhuri-Ludhiana
8. Kalyan- Karjat 3rd line
9. Kandla-Palanpur
10. Khairar-Manikpur
11. Mahasamund-Baghbahra-Titlagarh
12. Mahboobnagar-Gooty
13. Najibabad-Kotdwar
14. Parbhani-Manmad
15. Purulia-Kotshila
16. Rajkot-Veraval
17. Rajpura- Bathinda via Dhuri
18. Satna-Rewa
19. Secunderabad-Mudkhed-Adilabad
20. Shamli-Tapri
21. Shoranur-Mangalore 3rd line
22. Suratgarh-Bathinda
23. Tirupati - Katpadi
24. Tumkur-Arsikere
25. Varanasi-Ballia
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94. I also propose to carryout traffic survey for Patiala-Jakhal new line
and a traffic survey for Kanpur area in connection with Panki-
Mandhana new line project.
New Train Services
95. A detailed exercise has been carried out to assess availability of
track capacity, terminal facilities and maintenance infrastructure. Within
the available resources, it has been possible to provide the following
new train services:
Express trains
96. I propose to introduce following new express trains:
1. Ahmedabad – Jodhpur Express (Weekly) Via Samdari, Bhildi
2. Ajni (Nagpur) – Lokmanya Tilak (T) Express (Weekly) Via
Hingoli
3. Amritsar – Lalkuan Express (Weekly) Via Chandigarh
4. Bandra Terminus – Ramnagar Express (Weekly) Via Nagda,
Mathura, Kanpur, Lucknow, Rampur
5. Bandra Terminus – Jaisalmer Express (Weekly) Via Marwar,
Jodhpur
6. Bandra Terminus – Hisar Express (Weekly) Via Ahmedabad,
Palanpur, Marwar, Jodhpur, Degana
7. Bandra Terminus – Haridwar Express (Weekly) Via Valsad
8. Bangalore – Mangalore Express (Weekly)
9. Bathinda – Jammu Tawi Express (Weekly) Via Patiala, Rajpura
10. Bhubaneswar – Hazrat Nizamuddin Express (Weekly) Via
Sambalpur
11. Bikaner – Chennai AC Express (Weekly) Via Jaipur, Sawai
Madhopur, Nagda, Bhopal, Nagpur
12. Chandigarh –Amritsar Intercity Express (Daily) Via Sahibzada
Ajitsingh Nagar (Mohali), Ludhiana
13. Chennai – Karaikudi Express (Weekly)
14. Chennai – Palani Express (Daily) Via Jolarpettai, Salem, Karur,
Namakkal
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15. Chennai Egmore – Thanjavur Express (Daily) Via Villupuram,
Mayiladuthurai
16. Chennai – Nagarsol (For Sai Nagar Shirdi) Express (Weekly)
Via Renigunta, Dhone, Kacheguda
17. Chennai – Velankanni Link Express (Daily) Via Villupuram,
Mayiladuthurai, Tiruvarur
18. Coimbatore – Mannargudi Express (Daily) Via
Tiruchchirappalli, Thanjavur, Nidamangalam
19. Coimbatore – Rameswaram Express (Weekly)
20. Delhi – Firozpur Intercity Express (Daily) Via Bathinda
21. Delhi Sarai Rohilla – Sikar Express (Bi-weekly) after gauge
conversion
22. Delhi – Hoshiarpur Express (Weekly)
23. Durg – Jaipur Express (Weekly)
24. Gandhidham – Visakhapatnam Express (Weekly) Via
Ahmedabad, Wardha, Ballarshah, Vijaywada
25. Hazrat Nizamuddin – Mumbai AC Express (Weekly) via
Bhopal, Khandwa, Bhusawal
26. Howrah – Chennai AC Express (Bi-weekly) Via Bhadrak,
Duvvada, Gudur
27. Howrah – New Jalpaiguri AC Express (Weekly) Via Malda
Town
28. Hubli – Mumbai Express (Weekly) Via Miraj, Pune
29. Indore – Chandigarh Express (Weekly) Via Dewas, Ujjain,
Guna, Gwalior, Hazrat Nizamuddin
30. Jabalpur – Yesvantpur Express (Weekly)Via Nagpur,
Dharmavaram
31. Jaipur – Lucknow Express (Tri-weekly) Via Bandikui, Mathura,
Kanpur
32. Jaipur-Alwar Express (Daily)
33. Jodhpur –Jaipur Express (Daily) Via Phulera
34. Jodhpur – Kamakhya (Guwahati) Express (Weekly) Via
Degana, Ratangarh
35. Kakinada – Mumbai Express (Bi-weekly)
36. Kalka – Sai Nagar Shirdi Express (Bi-weekly) Via Hazrat
Nizamuddin , Bhopal, Itrasi
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37. Kamakhya (Guwahati) – Anand VIhar Express (Weekly) Via
Katihar, Barauni, Sitapur Cantt, Moradabad
38. Kamakhya (Guwahati) – Bangalore AC Express (Weekly )
39. Kanpur – Anand Vihar Express (Weekly) Via Farrukhabad
40. Katihar – Howrah Express (Weekly) Via Malda Town
41. Katra – Kalka Express (Bi-weekly) Via Morinda
42. Kolkata – Agra Express (Weekly) Via Amethi, Rae Bareli,
Mathura
43. Kolkata – Sitamarhi Express (Weekly) Via Jhajha, Barauni,
Darbhanga
44. Kota – Jammu Tawi Express (Weekly) Via Mathura, Palwal
45. Kurnool Town – Secunderabad Express (Daily)
46. Lokmanya Tilak (T) – Kochuveli Express (Weekly)
47. Lucknow – Varanasi Express Via Rae-Bareli (6 Days a week)
48. Madgaon – Mangalore Intercity Express (Daily) Via Udupi,
Karwar
49. Mangalore – Kacheguda Express (Weekly) Via Dhone, Gooty,
Renigunta, Coimbatore
50. Mau – Anand Vihar Express (Bi-weekly)
51. Mumbai – Solapur Express (6 Days a week) Via Pune
52. Nagercoil – Bangalore Express (Daily) Via Madurai,
Tiruchchirappalli
53. New Delhi – Katra AC Express (6 Days a week)
54. Nizamabad – Lokmanya Tilak (T) Express (Weekly)
55. Patna – Sasaram Intercity Express (Daily) Via Ara
56. Patliputra (Patna) – Bangalore Express (Weekly) Via Chheoki
57. Puducherry – Kanniyakumari Express (Weekly) Via
Villupuram, Mayiladuthurai, Tiruchchirappalli
58. Puri – Sai Nagar Shirdi Express (Weekly) Via Sambalpur,
Titlagarh, Raipur, Nagpur, Bhusawal
59. Puri –Ajmer Express (Weekly) Via Abu-Road
60. Radhikapur – Anand Vihar Link Express (Daily)
61. Rajendra Nagar Terminus (Patna)– New Tinsukia Express
(Weekly) Via Katihar, Guwahati
62. Tirupati – Puducherry Express (Weekly)
63. Tirupati – Bhubaneswar Express (Weekly) Via Visakhapatnam
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64. Una / Nangaldam– Hazoor Saheb Nanded Express (Weekly)
Via Anandpur Saheb, Morinda, Chandigarh, Ambala
65. Visakhapatnam – Jodhpur Express (Weekly) Via Titlagarh,
Raipur
66. Visakhapatnam – Kollam Express (Weekly)
67. Yesvantpur – Lucknow Express (Weekly) via Rae Bareli,
Pratapgarh
Passenger Trains
97. I propose to introduce following new passenger trains:
1. Bathinda – Dhuri Passenger (Daily)
2. Bikaner-Ratangarh Passenger (Daily)
3. Bhavnagar – Palitana Passenger (Daily)
4. Bhavnagar – Surendranagar Passenger (Daily)
5. Bareilly – Lalkuan Passenger (Daily)
6. Chhapra –Thawe Passenger (Daily)
7. Loharu – Sikar Passenger (Daily) after gauge conversion
8. Madgaon – Ratnagiri Passenger (Daily)
9. Marikuppam – Bangalore Passenger (Daily)
10. Muzaffarpur – Sitamarhi Passenger (Daily) via Runnisaidpur
11. Nadiad – Modasa Passenger (6 days a week)
12. Nandyal – Kurnool Town passenger (Daily)
13. New Amravati – Narkher Passenger (Daily)
14. Punalur – Kollam Passenger (Daily)
15. Purna – Parli Vaijnath Passenger (Daily)
16. Palani-Tiruchendur Passenger (Daily)
17. Ratangarh - Sardarsahar Passenger (Daily) after gauge
conversion
18. Samastipur- Banmankhi Passenger via Saharsa, Madhepura
(Daily) after gauge conversion
19. Shoranur – Kozhikode Passenger (Daily)
20. Surendranagar – Dharangdhara Passenger (Daily)
21. Suratgarh – Anupgarh Passenger (Daily)
22. Somnath – Rajkot Passenger (Daily)
23. Sitamarhi – Raxaul Passenger (Daily)
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24. Sriganganagar – Hanumangarh-Sadulpur Passenger (Daily)
after gauge conversion
25. Talguppa – Shimoga Town Passenger (Daily)
26. Thrisur-Guruvayur Passenger (Daily)
MEMU Services
98. I propose to introduce following new MEMU Services:
1. Barabanki – Kanpur
2. Chennai – Tirupati
3. Delhi- Rohtak (Replacement of conventional service by
MEMU)
4. Lucknow – Hardoi
5. Sealdah – Berhampore Court
DEMU Services
99. I propose to introduce following new DEMU Services:
1. Bhatkal – Thokur
2. Delhi – Kurukshetra Via Kaithal
3. Katwa – Jangipur
4. Lucknow – Sultanpur
5. Lucknow – Pratapgarh Via Gauriganj
6. Madgaon – Karwar
7. Rohtak – Rewari
8. Taran Taran – Goindwal Saheb
Extension of Trains
100. The run of following trains is proposed to be extended:
1. 19601/19602 Ajmer-New Jalpaiguri Express to Udaipur
2. 15715/15716 Ajmer-Kishanganj Express to New Jalpaiguri
3. 12403/12404 Allahabad – Mathura Express to Jaipur
4. 17307/17308 Bagalkot-Yesvantpur Express to Mysore
5. 18437/18438 Bhubaneswar – Bhawanipatna Express to
Junagarh
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6. 18191/18192 Chhapra – Kanpur Anwarganj Express to
Farrukhabad
7. 16127/16128 Chennai-Madurai portion of Chennai-Guruvayur
Express to Tuticorin
8. 12231/12232 Chandigarh-Lucknow Express to Patna (2 days)
9. 12605/12606 Chennai-Tiruchchirappalli Express to Karaikudi
10. 14007/14008 Delhi-Muzaffarpur Express to Raxaul after gauge
conversion
11. 14017/14018 Delhi-Muzaffarpur Express to Raxaul after gauge
conversion
12. 12577/12578 Darbhanga-Bangalore Express to Mysore
13. 14731/14732 Delhi – Bathinda Express to Fazilka
14. 14705/14706 Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Sadulpur Express to
Sujangarh (Salasar Express)
15. 15159/15160 Durg- Chhapra Express to Muzaffarpur and
Gondia
16. 12507/12508 Guwahati-Ernakulam Express to
Thiruvananthapuram
17. 17005/17006 Hyderabad-Darbhanga Express to Raxaul after
gauge conversion
18. 17011/17012 Hyderabad- Belampalli Express to Sirpur
Kaghaznagar
19. 16591/16592 Hubli-Bangalore Express to Mysore
20. 12181/12182 Jabalpur-Jaipur Express to Ajmer
21. 15097/15098 Jammu Tawi-Barauni Express to Bhagalpur
22. 13117/13118 Kolkata – Berhampore Court Express to Lalgola
23. 22981/22982 Kota-Hanumangarh Express to Shri Ganga Nagar
24. 15609/15610 Lalgarh- Guwahati Express to New Tinsukia
25. 12145/12146 Lokmanya Tilak (T)-Bhubaneswar Express to Puri
26. 12545/12546 Lokmanya Tilak (T)-Darbhanga Express to Raxaul
after gauge conversion
27. 12449/12450 Madgaon-Hazrat Nizamuddin Express to
Chandigarh
28. 12653/12654 Mangalore – Tiruchchirappalli Express to
Puducherry
29. 29019/29020 Meerut-Nimach Link Express to Mandasor
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30. 22107/22108 Mumbai CST-Latur Express to Hazoor Saheb
Nanded
31. 14003/14004 New Delhi -New Farakka Express to Malda
Town
32. 15723/15724 New Jalpaiguri-Darbhanga Express to Sitamarhi
33. 18419/18420 Puri-Darbhanga Express to Jaynagar
34. 19327/19328 Ratlam-Chittaurgarh Express to Udaipur
35. 13133/13134 Sealdah – Varanasi Express (2 Days) to Delhi via
Lucknow, Moradabad
36. 14711/14712 Shri Ganga Nagar – Haridwar Express to
Rishikesh
37. 16535/16536 Solapur-Yesvantpur Express to Mysore
38. 19251/19252 Somnath-Dwarka Express to Okha
39. 12629/12630 Yesvantpur – Hazrat Nizamuddun Sampark
Kranti Express 2 days to Chandigarh
40. 59601/59602 Ajmer-Beawar Passenger to Marwar
41. 56513/56514 Bangalore-Nagore Passenger to Karaikal
42. 51183/51184 Bhusaval-Amravati Passenger to Narkher
43. 57502/57503 Bodhan-Kamareddi Passenger to Mirzapalli
44. 54632/54633 Dhuri-Hisar/ Hisar- Ludhiana Passenger to Sirsa
45. 56700/56701Madurai-Kollam Passenger to Punalur
46. 56709/56710 Madurai-Dindigul Passenger to Palani
47. 56275/56276 Mysore-Shimoga Town Passenger to Talguppa
48. 59297/59298 Porbander-Veraval Passenger to Somnath
49. 66611/66612 Ernakulam-Thrisur MEMU to Palakkad
50. 67277/67278 Falaknuma-Bhongir MEMU to Jangaon
51. 66304/66305 Kollam-Nagarcoil MEMU to Kanniyakumari
52. 63131/63132 Krishnanagar City-Berhampore Court MEMU to
Ranaghat and to Cossimbazar
53. 74021/74024 Delhi-Shamli DEMU to Saharanpur
54. 76837/76838 Karaikudi-Manamadurai DEMU to Virudunagar
after gauge conversion
55. 79454/79445 Morbi-Wankaner DEMU to Rajkot
56. 77676/77677 Miryalguda-Nadikudi DEMU to Piduguralla
57. 79301/79302 Ratlam-Chittaurgarh DEMU to Bhilwara
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Increase in frequency
101. The frequency of the following trains will be increased:
1. 12547/12548 Agra Fort –Ahmedabad Express 3 to 7 days
2. 11453/11454 Ahmedabad-Nagpur Express 2 to 3 days
3. 22615/22616 Coimbatore-Tirupati Express 3 to 4 days
4. 14037/14038 Delhi-Pathankot Express 3 to 6 days
5. 19409/19410 Gorakhpur – Ahmedabad Express 1 to 2 days
6. 13465/13466 Howrah – Malda Town Express 6 to 7 days
7. 12159/12160 Jabalpur – Amravati Express 3 to 7 days
8. 11103/11104 Jhansi – Bandra (T) Express 1 to 2 days
9. 19325/19326 Indore – Amritsar Express 1 to 2 days
10. 12469/12470 Kanpur – Jammu Tawi Express 1 to 2 days
11. 12217/12218 Kochuveli – Chandigarh Express 1 to 2 days
12. 12687/12688 Madurai – Dehradun/Chandigarh Express 1 to 2
days
13. 13409/13410 Malda Town – Jamalpur Express 6 to 7 days
14. 17213/17214 Narsapur – Nagersol (Near Sainagar Shirdi)
Express 2 to 7 days
15. 12877/12878 Ranchi-New Delhi Garib Rath Express 2 to 3 days
16. 18509/18510 Visakhapatnam – Hazoor Saheb Nanded Express
2 to 3 days
17. 22819/22820 Visakhapatnam – Lokmanya Tilak (T) Express 2
to 7 days
18. 18309/18310 Sambalpur-Hazoor Saheb Nanded Express 2 to 3
days
19. 12751/12752 Secunderabad – Manuguru Express 3 to 7 days
20. 12629/12630 Yesvantpur – Hazrat Nizamuddun Sampark
Kranti Express 2 to 4 days
21. 56221/56222/56525/56526 Bangalore – Tumkur Passenger 6 to
7 days
22. 56321 Kanniyakumari-Tirunelveli Passenger 6 to 7 days
23. 56325 Nagercoil – Kanniyakumari Passenger 6 to 7 days
24. 56312 Tirunelveli - Nagercoil Passenger 6 to 7 days
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102. Negotiating and overcoming all the difficulties, the vast Railway
family is determined to play its historic role as a national carrier with
resolute sincerity of purpose and strive to be a veritable vehicle of
inclusive growth. For this, I earnestly seek the cooperation of Hon’ble
members.
103. Earlier I had cited Christine Weatherly. I turn to her again.
But later on the Journey....
....the engine’s singing still.
If you listen very quietly
You will hear this little song,
“I thought I could, ... I could!”
And so it speeds along.
104. With these words, Madam, I commend the Railway Budget for
2013-14 to the august House.
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Annexure 1
New Lines to be completed in 2012-13
1 Ahmednagar-Narayandoh
2 Angamali-Kaladi
3 Barapallasy-Bhaturia
4 Barkakana-Sidhwar
5 Barmasia-Shikaripara
6 Bhaluna-Katuria
7 Bhind-Etawah (Part)
8 Bithan-Hasanpur Road
9 Chandi-Biharsharif
10 Changrabandha-New Coochbihar
11 Devarakadra-Krishna (Part)
12 Dudhnoi-Mendipathar (Part)
13 Etawah-Mainpuri(Part)
14 Fatehabad-Etawah (Part)
15 Gulbarga-Sultanpur
16 Hazaribagh-Bes
17 Hirisave-Shravanabelagola
18 Jamua-Kawar
19 Kakwara-Karjhausa
20 Kanivehalli-Chikmagalur
21 Khagaria-Bishunpur
22 Khargapur-Chhatarpur
23 Khurda Road-Khurda Town
24 Lanjigarh Rd.-Junagarh (balance portion)
25 Marikel-Makhtal
26 Matnasibpur-Masagram
27 Morinda-Khamano
28 North Bank Rail Link & South Link up to Bogibeel Bridge
29 Pinargaria-Harsingha
30 Qazigund-Banihal
31 Raichur-Pandurangaswamy (Part)
32 Rayadurga-Avuladatta(part)
33 Sagarsultanpur-Mashrakh
34 Samrala-Sahnewal
35 Urwan-Hazaribagh (Part)
36 Y-link Mainaguri Road, New Mainaguri, New Domohini
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Annexure 2
Gauge Conversion projects to be completed in 2012-13
1 Banmankhi-Purnia
2 Chauradano-Raxaul (Part)
3 Chintamani-Sidlaghatta (Part)
4 Edamann-Punalur
5 Hanumangarh-Sriganganagar (Part)
6 Krishnanagar City-Amghata
7 Murliganj-Banmakhi (Part)
8 Muthalamada-Palakkad of Pollachi-Palakkad
9 Naugarh-Barhni
10 Pollachi-Kinattukkadavu of Pollachi-Podanur
11 Rangapara North-North Lakhimpur
12 Ratlam-Fatehabad
13 Sengottai-Bhagavathipuram
14 Sikar-Loharu
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Annexure 3
Doubling projects to be completed in 2012-13
1 Ajjampur-Shivani
2 Ambika Kalna-Dhatrigram
3 Apta-Jite
4 Ariyalur-Kallakkudi Palanganatham
5 Attipattu-Ennore 4th line
6 Banas-Sirohi
7 Barda-Basulya Sutahata
8 Belghana-Tenganmada
9 Bhadbhadaghat-Diwanganj
10 Bhagawangola-Jiaganj
11 Chandrapura-Rajabera (part)
12 Channapatna-Settihalli
13 Chauri Chaura-Baitalpur
14 Chulha-Anuppur
15 Champa-Bye pass
16 Dainhat-Patuli
17 Dankuni-Bally(part)
18 Dharnagaon-Paldhi(part)
19 Dumetra-Champajharan (Part)
20 Esivi-Kupgal
21 Garhmadopur-Jenapur
22 Ghaghraghat-Chowkaghat
23 Gulabganj-Sumer
24 Hanakere-Mandya
25 Hari-Venkatnagar
26 Hodal-Chhata
27 Jahangirabad-Barabanki
28 Jenapur-Jakhapura
29 Jharsuguda-Rengali (part)
30 Kalhar-Mandi Bamora
31 Kharagpur-Gokulpur
32 Korukonda-Alamanda-Kantakapalli
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33 Kosgi-mantralayam
34 Krishnanagar-Dhubulia
35 Kurwaikaithora-Mandir Bamora
36 Madpur-Jakhpur
37 Mahisadal-Barda
38 Manchiriyal-Mandamari
39 Mandhar-Urkura
40 Mandya-Yeliyur
41 Manoharpur-Posoita
42 Mansa-Maur
43 Melmaruvthur-Tozhuppedu
44 Muragachha-Bethuadahari
45 Muri-Muri Outer
46 Nagavangala-Ajjampur
47 Nalhati-Takipur
48 Ottivakkam-Madurantakam
49 Panskura-Haur
50 Patuli-Purbsthali
51 Phulia-Kalinarayanpur
52 Pirpanthi-Mirzachoki
53 Poradanga-Mahishasur
54 Poradanga-Manigram
55 Rajgoda-Tamluk
56 Rajkharswan-Mahalimarup
57 Sabri Road-Lilapur
58 Silyari-Mandhar
59 Simhachalam North-Gopalipatnam DL of bypass line
60 Sukhi sevian-Nishadpura
61 Tikiapara-Santragachi (Part)
62 Tindivanam-Perani
63 Tinpahar-Taljhari
64 Ukaisongarh-Chinchpada
64 Valadi-Kallakkudi Palanganatham
66 Venkatachalam-Nidigunpapalem
67 Venkatnagar-Nigaura
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Annexure 4
Sections to be Electrified in 2012-13
1. Phaphamau-Unchahar including Allahabad-Prayag
2. Siwan-Baitalpur
3. Ahmadpur-Sainthia-Murarai
4. Chanipai-Sainthia
5. Kanniyambadi-Vellore Cantt
6. Shoranur-Elattur
7. Mondh-Phaphamau Junction
8. Chakkibank(ex)-Bharoli-Ravi & Budhi-Ujh-Jammu Yard
9. Udhampur-Manwal
10. Tinich-Domingarh
11. Paman-Kanpur including Kalyanpur-Anwarganj-Kanpur
12. Mathura-Deeg
13. Sahibpurkamal-Karhagolaroad
14. Kuretha-Mukuria
15. Jhaua-Mukuria-Barsoi-Kishanganj
16. Ramnagaram-Maddur
17. Kondapuram-Vemulpadu
18. Gooty-Taticherla
19. Yelahanka-Someshwara
20. Belapur-Daund
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Annexure 5
New Line projects to be completed in 2013-14
1. Avaludatla-Vedavathy Bridge
2. Azimganj-Jiaganj
3. Bagalkot-Karkelmatti
4. Bah-Etawah
5. Bangurgram-Ras
6. Bes-Kuju
7. Bhambewa-Gohana
8. Bhind-Etawah (balance portion)
9. Chhotaudepur-Ambari
10. Dausa-Didwana
11. Dekpura-Nursarai
12. Dodhnoi-Mendipathar (balance portion)
13. Ginigera-Budagumpa
14. Gohana-Sonepat
15. Hansdiha-Bhaturia-Shikaripara-Harinsing
16. Harmuti-Naharlagun (Balance portion)
17. Hazaribagh-Banadag
18. Kadapa-Pendlamarri
19. Kawar yard and approaches
20. Khurda Town-Sunakhela
21. Mortad-Armoor-Nizamabad
22. Padma-Hazaribagh
23. Rayadurg-Avaludatta (part)
24. Tantisilwai-Hundur
25. Tiliaya-Kheraund
26. Udhampur-Katra
27. Walajah Road-Arcot
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Annexure 6
Gauge Conversion projects to be completed in 2013-14
1. Barhni-Gonda
2. Chhindwara-Sauser
3. Fatehabad-Indore
4. Kasganj-Bareilly
5. Kinattukkadavu-Podanur
6. Minakshivaram-Palakkad
7. North Lakhimpur-Murkongselek
8. Suratpura-Ellenabad
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Annexure 7
Sections proposed to be doubled in 2013-14
1 Ambala Cantt-Dhapper
2 Ambari Falakata-Belakoba
3 Angul-Kerjang
4 Ariyalur-Sendurai
5 Bardoli-Vyara
6 Basni-Bhagat Ki Kothi
7 Belakoba-Raninagar-Jalpaigudi
8 Bethuadahari-Palassy
9 Bhadaiyan-Sultanpur
10 Bhadohi-Mondh
11 Bhubneshwar-Barang
12 Bimalgarh-Patasahi
13 Bina-Kurwai Kethora
14 Brindamal-lapang
15 Byadarahalli-Pandavapura
16 Chakki Bank-Bharoli
17 Chandrapura-Rajbehra (part)
18 Chandrauli-Trivediganj
19 Chengannur-Tiruvalla
20 Chhan Arorian-Buddhi
21 Chilkidra-Harichandanpur
22 Chinchpada-Nandurbar
23 Cuttak-Barang
24 Delang-Sakhigopal
25 Dhatrigram-Nabadwipdham
26 Dhubulia-Murugacha
27 Goaldhi-Keonjhar
28 Golden Rock byepass
29 Jallandhar Cantt-Suchipind
30 Jite-Pen
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31 Kalhar-Bareth
32 Kalumna-Nagpur
33 Kasu-Roha
34 Kotharnana-Keshawganj
35 Lebutala-Champapukur
36 Lilapur-Surenderanagar
37 Lohta-Chowkhandi-Sewapuri
38 Luni-Hanwant with luni byepass
39 Mahalimarup-Sini
40 Maur-Kotfateh
41 Mondh-Suriwan
42 Mulanturutti-Piravom
43 Nabadwipdham-Purbasthali
44 Naraj-Barang
45 New Alipurdwar-Samuktala Rd
46 New Coochbehar-Baneswar
47 Nidiguntapalem-Krishnapatnam
48 Ottivakkam-Karunguzhi
49 Piravom Road-Kuruppantara
50 Porjanpur-Goaldhi
51 Raghavpuram-Pedampet
52 Rajkharswan-Pendrasali
53 Sahibganj-Mirzachowki
54 Salawas-Basni
55 Sanchi-Salamatpur-Diwanganj
56 Sendurai-Ichchangadu
57 Settihalli-Maddur
58 Shivani-Hosadurga
59 Shivnagar-Bandhuan kalan
60 Simhachalam-Gopalpatnam doubling of bye pass
61 Sini-Gamariya
62 Somer-Sorai
63 Sonepur-Hajipur
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64 Sorai-Vidisha
65 Suriwan-Sarai Kansarai
66 Takipur-Mogram
67 Taljhari-Maharajpur
68 Tamluk-Mahisadal
69 Tenganmada-Khongsara
70 Tiruvottiyur-Ennore
71 Tozhuppedu-Olakur-Tindivanam
72 Tughlakabad Jn Cabin - Palwal 4th line
73 Ulundurpet-Parikkal
74 Vani Road-Sabli Road
75 Viramgam-Sadla
76 Vridhachalam Jn to Ulundurpet
77 Yelahanka-Chennasandra
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