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No.505/2019-2007-02-2020
Chennai
Thrust on Infra, Safety : Rail Doubling works in Southern Railway get a fillip in Budget 2020-21


Thrust o­n Infra, Safety : Rail Doubling works in Southern Railway get a fillip in Budget  2020-21

HIGHLIGHTS:

·Southern Railway has been granted an amount of Rs.3340 crore as budgetary allocation for the year 2020-2021 with a grant of Rs.1238 crore for doubling, Rs.175 crores towards gauge conversion ,  Rs.37 crores for traffic facilities and Rs.198 crores for passenger amenities.

·New projects at a cost of Rs. 4131 has been sanctioned towards doubling of Katpadi-Villupuram line, Salem-Karur-Dindigul line, Erode-Karur line and Chennai Beach- Chennai Egmore (4th line).  A sanction of Rs.280 crores for Chennai Beach – Chennai Egmore 4th line will help easing congestion in this section.

·With focus o­n Safety, for  elimination of level crossing gates an amount of Rs.880 crores have been sanctioned for new road over bridges and Road under bridges particularly o­n the Golden quadrilateral/diagonal routes (Chennai – Gudur/Chennai – Arakkonam – Renigunta).  This has the potential to increase the speed of trains.

·Replacement of Route relay interlocking (RRI) and A, B and C cabins at Jolarpettai has been allotted an outlay of Rs.6 crore.

·Provision of centralized traffic control in connection with modern train control system has been sanctioned at a cost of Rs.148 cr.  This will help in enhancing the line capacity and safety.

·Harnessing the benefits of technology for Safe train operations, provision of  indigenous train collision avoidance system o­n low density railway network has been sanctioned at a cost of Rs.468.9 cr.

·Under Passenger amenities head, a new work for an amount of Rs.150 crores towards minimum essential amenities with more focus o­n  facilities for divyangjan at stations across southern railway has been sanctioned. Rs.75 crores sanctioned towards soft upgrades at stations ( like improvement in station buildings, tall flags, steel benches, cover over platform, etc.)

 

1.Budgetary grant (BG) under various Plan heads

Plan Head

BG 2020-21 (In Rs.Crores)

11

New lines

     2.70

14

Gauge Conversion

175.18

15

Doubling

1238.10

including EBR (IF)

16

Traffic Facilities

 37.12

17

Computerisation

  7.03

21

Rolling Stock

106.59

29

Road Safety Work- Level Crossings

102.36

30

Road Safety Work-ROBs/RUBs

335.52

31

Track Renewals

      730.00

32

Bridge Works

        54.5

33

Signalling & Telecommunication works

105.06

36

Other Electrical work, incl. TRD

39.48

41

Machinery & Plant

         27.76

42

Workshop including PUs

55.04

51

Staff Welfare

63.96

53

Passenger Amenities

198.11

64

Other Specified work

53.34

65

Training/HRD

8.1

Grand Total

3340.00


2.Budget grant for some important o­ngoing work is as under:

Sl.No

Plan Head

Section

BG (In. Rs. Cr)

1.

New Line

Rameswaram-Dhanushkodi (17.2 Km)

    2.7       

2

Gauge Conversion

Mayiladuturai-Tiruvarur-Karaikudi   & Tiruturaipundi- Agastiyampalli

 (47.2 Km including Mannargudi-Needamangalam-Mannargudi-Pattukottai Line)

100.00

Madurai-Bodinayakkanur (90.41 Km)

  75.18

3.

Doubling

Chengalpattu-Villupuram (103 Km): Tambaram-Chengalpattu-3rd line by GC of existing MG line alongwith electrification (30Km)

 132.00

Kurruppanthura-Chingavanam

(26.54 km)

 88.00

Ambalapuzha-Haripad (18.13 km)

 13.95

Omalur-Metur dam- With electrification (29.03 km)

 56.85

Trivandrum-Kanyakumari (86.56 km)

133.5

Madurai-Maniyachi-Tuticorin (160 Km)

367.00

Maniyachi-Nagercoil (102 Km)

345.00

Netravati-Mangalore Central (1.5 Km)

  10.7

Salem-Magnesite-Omalur (11 Km)

  22.00

4

Traffic Facilities

Mangalore Central- Addl Platform lines

   3.00

3.Importance New Works sanctioned are as under:

Sl.No

P.Book item no.

Works

Sanctioned Cost (In Rs.Cr)

Doubling

1.

38

Katpadi-Villupuram (160.10 Km)

1601

2.

39

Salem-Karur-Dingigul (160 Km)

1600

3.

40

Erode-Karur (65 km)

  650

4.

41

Chennai Beach- Chennai Egmore (4.3 km)

  280

  Total (a)

4131

Traffic Facilities

1.

60

SR- Yard modification to improve speed, intermediate block hut and development of new coaching terminal (b)

22.51

Road Safety Works- Level Crossings

1.

101

SR-Engineering work at LCs (c )

20

Road Safety works- ROB/RUBs

1.

401

SR- ROB/RUB o­n Golden quadrilateral/diagonal routes

480

2.

402

SR-ROB/RUBs

200

3.

403

RUBs o­n Golden quadrilateral/diagonal routes

200

Total (d)

880

Track Renewal work

1.

913

SR - Primary Track Renewal - TRR & TSR

292.09

2.

914

SR-Complete Track Renewal (Primary)

273.64

3.

915

SR - Through Fastening  , Ballast Renewal , Through Formation treatment , ISD TBTR & Through Weld Renewal

356.47

4.

916

SR - Through Turnout Renewal, Renewal of SEJs, Glued joints etc.

 187.16

5.

917

SR - Secondary Track Renewal namely CTR, TRR & TSR

   24.38

Total (e)

1133.74

Bridge works, Tunnel Works and approaches

1

972

SR - Repl. Of girders/slabs, rehabilitation/strengthening of sub structure & super structure, rebuilding of bridges, bridge production works and addl waterway (f)

  125.00

Signalling & Telecommunication works

1.

1005

 SR - Upgradation of signalling gears

  94.00

2.

1006

SR - Provision of centralised control system with electronic interlocking/ interfaces and block optimisation system (automatic block signalling) in connection with modern train control system o­n GQ/GD (203 km)

148.19

3.

1007

SR - Provision of indigenious train collision avoidance system o­n low density network (1563 km)

 468.9

4.

1008

SR - Provision of long term evaluation system o­n low density railway network (1563 km)

 312.60

5.

1009

SR - Repl. / provision of telecom assets with multi protocol level switching / internet protocol based technology

   19.76

6.

1010

SR - Provision of modern train control system o­n GQ/GD (271 km)

 203.25

Total (g)

1246.70

Workshops including PUs

1.

1072

SR, SCR, SER, WR - Upgradation / improvement in infrastructure and augmentationof  maintenance & manufacturing capacity of mechanical workshops

  405.00

2.

1073

All Zones - Upgradation / augmentation of coaching rolling stock (incl. DPRS) maintenance facilities in open line

  370.00

Total (h)

  775.00

Passenger Amenities

1.

1169

SR - Minimum essential amenities & facilities for Divyangjan at stations (other than telecom, lift & quick watering system)

  150.00

2.

1170

SR - Soft upgrades at stations (like imp. In station buildings, tall flags, steel benches, cover over platform etc.)

    75.00

Total (i)

   225.00

Grand Total (a-i)

  8559

                                                                                                                                  B.Guganesan
                                                                                                                  Chief Public Relations Officer





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