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864/2023-24 01-02-2024
Chennai
Total budgetary outlay for Southern Railway for FY 2024-25 is Rs Rs. 12173 Crores Tamil Nadu gets a record outlay of Rs. 6,331 Crores & Kerala gets a record outlay of Rs. 2744 Crores for Rail development projects


Total budgetary outlay for Southern Railway for FY 2024-25 is Rs

Rs. 12173  Crores

Tamil Nadu gets a record outlay of Rs. 6,331 Crores &

Kerala gets a record outlay of Rs. 2744 Crores for Rail development projects

The outlay for 2024-25 for both Tamil Nadu and Kerala is 7 times the average outlay of 2009-2014

Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Union Minister  for Railways, Communications, Electronics & IT convened a Press conference and announced the state-wise budgetary allocation for the railway projects in the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala for the financial year 2024-2025.

Budget Outlay for Tamil Nadu

The Minister stated that a record allocation of Rs.6,331  Crores has been allocated for the state of Tamil Nadu for FY 2024-25 which is 7 times the average outlay of Rs.879 Crores in 2009-2014. The Minister added that 77 railway stations in Tamil Nadu are being redeveloped under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme.  654 flyovers/Under passses, 116 Foot Over Bridges, have been commissioned in Tamil Nadu in the last 10 years and 213 o­ne Station o­ne Product Stalls have been provided at various railway stations in the state, the Minister added. 98% of the rail network in the state of Tamil Nadu has already been electrified, the Minister mentioned.

Budget Outlay for Kerala

For the state of Kerala, the Minister stated that a record allocation of Rs 2,744 Crores has been made which is 7 times more than the average outlay of Rs.372 Crores in 2009-2014. 

In Kerala, 92 flyovers/Underpassses, 34 Foot Over Bridges, 48 lifts have been commissioned and 440 OSOP stalls have been provided in the last 10 years, the Minister cited.  Further, 35 stations are being redeveloped in the state of Kerala under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme.   Speed enhancement works are in progress and the track renewal works are in progress to equip the sections in Kerala to handle semi-high speed trains.

Following Hon’ble Minister’s Press Meet, Shri R.N. Singh, General Manager, Southern Railway briefed media persons about the budget outlay for Southern Railway and interacted with the press. In the meeting, Shri Kaushal Kishore, Additional General Manager, the Principal Heads of Departments and DRMs of all the six divisions participated. 

Southern Railway gets a total budget outlay of Rs. 12,173 Crores in FY 2024-25.

Sl. No.

Plan heads

Budget outlay for FY 2024-25

(In Rs. Cr)

1

New Lines

976.1202

2

Gauge Conversion

413.01

3

Doubling

2214.4005

4

Traffic Facilities

78.4582

5

Computerisation

14.1065

6.

Rolling stock

73.8253

7.

Leased assets-Payment of capital

1105.86

8.

Road Safety Works-Level Crossings

63.9999

9.

RSW/ROB/RUB

545.101

10.

Track Renewal

1240.00

11

Bridge works, Tunnel works and approaches

112.6137

12.

Signalling & Telecommunication

510.40

13.

Electrification Projects

111.1250

14.

Other Elec Works incl. TRD

76.0998

15.

Machinery & Plant

28.7889

16

Workshops and Sheds

204.00

17

Staff Welfare

70.5812

18

Customer Amenities

1386.3507

19

Other Specified Works

81.147

20.

Training/HRD

3.5203

21.

Stores Suspense

1144.0243

22.

Manufacture Suspense

1720.0884

23.

Misc. advances

2.00

Total

12173.8209

        

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