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452/2020-2105-02-2021
Chennai
Focus on Capacity Enhancement : Substantial Outlay for Southern Railway in Budget 2021-22


Indian Railways received the highest ever Plan Capex of Rs.2,15,058 Crores this year with Rs.7,500 Crores from internal resources, Rs.1,00,258 Crores from Extra budgetary resources and Rs.1,07,300 Crores as Gross Budgetary Support.

vSouthern Railway has been granted an amount of Rs.3855 crore as budgetary allocation for the year 2021-2022.  The outlay is Rs.1296 crores for doubling, Rs.178 crores towards gauge conversion and Rs.224.57 crores for passenger amenities.

vBudget Grant for Passenger Amenities for 2021-22 at Rs. 224.57 Crores is the highest ever allotment under this head for Southern Railway.  Budget Grant for Passenger amenities has increased by 13.35% over previous year’s grant with Rs.100 Crores provided from the Capital itself.  Considerable Grant allotted for Soft Upgrades at Stations (Rs.89 Cr.) and for FOBs and PF raising (Rs.87.52 Cr.).

vFor enhanced thrust o­n safety of train operations, Rs.1116 Crores has been allotted for Track renewal works over Southern Railway. 

Budgetary Grant (BG) under various Plan heads

PH No.

Plan Head

Budget Grant

In Crores

11

New Lines (Construction)

95.00

14

Gauge Conversion

178.01

15

Doubling

1206.04

16

Traffic facilities

10.00

17

Computerisation

22.56

21

Rolling Stock

75.33

22

Leased Assets-Payments of Capital components

1028.02

29

RSW - LC   

92.78

30

RSW - ROB/RUB

415.61

31

Track Renewals

679.00

32

Bridge works

215.00

33

S & T Works

146.30

36

OEW Works incl. TRD

58.31

41

Machinery & Plant

26.32

42

Workshops & Sheds

51.43

51

Staff Welfare

51.66

53

Passenger Amenities

224.57

64

OSW Works

72.76

65

TRG/HRD

5.75

71

Stores suspense

981.27

72

Manufacturing suspense

1257.32

73

Miscellaneous advances

0

Total

6893.05

Budget grant for important o­ngoing works

Sl.No

Plan Head

Section

Budget Grant (In Rs. Crores)

1.

New Line

Madurai – Tuticorin Via Aruppukkottai (143.5 km)

20.00

Rameswaram – Dhanushkodi (17.2 km)

75.00

2.

Gauge Conversion

Tiruchchirappali – Nagore- Karaikal with extension of Nagapatinam – Velankani – Tiruthuraipandi incl. new material modification of Karaikal – Peralam (23 km)

88.99

Quilon – Tirunelveli – Tiruchendur & Tenkasi – Virudhunagar (357 km)

2.0

Cuddalore – Salem via Vriddhachalam(191 Km)

15.00

Madurai – Bodinayakkanur (90.41 km)

71.01

3.

Doubling

Kankanadi- Panambur Patch doubling (19 km)

40.00

Tambaram – Chengalpattu – 3rd line GC

60.54

Kuruppanthara – Chingavanam 

(26.54 Km)

170.00

Ambalapuzha – Harippad (18.13Km)

15.00

Ernakulam – Kumbalam patch doubling (7.71 Km)

10.00

Omalur – Mettur Dam Doubling with Electrification(29.03 Km)

25.50

Kumbalam-Thuravur Patch doubling (15.59 Km)

10.00

Trivandrum – Kanyakumari (86.56 Km)

275.00

Madurai-Maniyachchi-Tuticorin (160 Km)

300.00

Turavur – Ambalapuzha (50 Km)

10.00

Maniyachchi-Nagercoil (102 Km)

200.00

Netravati – Mangalore Central(1.5 Km)

5.00

Salem – Magnesite Jn-Omalur (11 Km)

35.00

Chennai Beach-Chennai Egmore (4.3 Km)

5.00

Budget Grant for important o­ngoing Eelctrification works:

Sl.No.

Section

Budget Grant

(In Rs.Crores)

1

Villupuram-Cuddalore Port- Mayiladuturai- Thanjavur& Mayiladuturai- Thiruvarur

40.00

2

Kollam-Punalur

19.29

3

Shoranur-Mangalore- Panambur

  4.12

4

Pollachi- Podanur

4.43

5

Dindigul- Palghat

86.93

6

Tiruchchirapalli-Manamadurai-Virudunagar

76.57

7

Salem-Vridachalam - Cuddalore Port

50.22

8

Virudunagar - TenkasiJn

54.45

9

Tiruchchirappalli - Nagapattinam - Karaikkal Port

11.09

10

Sengottai- Tenkasi Jn. – Tirunelveli - Tiruchendur

70.95

11

Madurai - Manamadurai Jn.-Rameswaram

87.76

12

Shoranur-Nilambur

28.14

Important New works sanctioned

Track Renewal Works

Sl.No.

Name of the work

Allocation

Sanctioned

1

PB No.786: Southern Railway

Primary Track Renewal namely TRR & TSR (Umbrella work 2021-22)

RRSK

205.05

2.

PB No.787: Southern Railway

Complete Track Renewal (Primary) (Umbrella work 2021-22)

RRSK

190.95

3.

PB No.788: Southern Railway

Through Fastening renewal, Through Ballast renewal, Through Formation Treatment, ISD, TBTR and Through Weld Renewal, etc.

(Umbrella work 2021-22)

RRSK

338.64

4.

PB No.789: Southern Railway

Through Turnout Renewal, Removal of SEJs, Glued Joints, etc. (Umbrella work 2021-22)

RRSK

318.22

5.

PB No.790: Southern Railway

Secondary Track Renewal namely CTR, TRR & TSR (Umbrella work 2021-22)

RRSK

63.49

Total

1116.35

PH-32 Bridge Works, Tunnel Works and Approaches

6.

PB No.844: Southern Railway

Replacement of girders/slabs, rehabilitation/strengthening of sub-structure & super-structure, rebuilding of bridges, bridge protection works, instrumentation &  monitoring of bridges and additional waterway (Umbrella work 2021-22)

RRSK

150.00

PH-36  Other Electrical Works, Including TRD

7.

PB No.906 :Southern Railway

Replacement /Maintenance works of traction distribution over Indian Railways (Umbrella work 2021-22)

RRSK

170.00

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