Indian Railways set to complete 56 key projects by March 2021

To boost Rail Infrastructure and make the Indian Railways network future ready, Indian Railways has identified 56 projects all across the country in various zones to be completed by Feb-Mar,21 and the FY 2021-22.

  • Indian Railways has the highest ever total Plan capex of Rs. 2,15,058 Crores this year out of which Rs. 1,07,100 Crores for capital expenditure has been allocated in the General Budget.
  • This time onwards, in a paradigm shift, Railways has focussed on the completion of existing projects quickly as well besides simultaneity working on the new projects announced.    
  • As far as new big projects are concerned, Rs 40932 Crores have been allocated for New Lines, Rs 26116  Crores for Doubling, Rs 5263 Crores for Traffic Facilities & Rs 7122 Crore for ROBs/RUBs. 
  • Traffic Facilities have seen  a whopping 156% jump in allocation while New Lines have got a 52% increase in allocation as compared to Last Year.
  • Other than these major projects, for the convenience of Public, Railways is set to complete more than 1200 Road Over Bridge(ROB), Road Under Bridges (RUB), Subways this year. 
  • These ROBs/RUBs are of vital importance for the public in cities and other areas where railway lines are passing through.
  • Over and above these existing projects, an  additional Rs 7122 Crores have been allocated for construction of new ROB/RUBs this year. 
  • It may be noted that the total Number of existing ROB/RUBs in the country is 14000.
  • The thrust of Annual Plan 2021-22 is on infrastructure development, throughput enhancement, development of terminal facilities, augmentation of speed of trains, signaling systems, improvement of passengers/users’ amenities, safety works of road over/under bridges etc.
  • The following plan heads have been allotted highest ever outlays in BE 2021-22:
PlanheadBE 2020-21 (in cr)BE 2021-22 (in cr)Increase over BE 2020-21
New Lines269714093252%
Traffic Facilities20585263156%

The list of 56 Railway Projects to be completed in Feb-Mar 21 FY 2021-22 is as under:

Important New Line, gauge Conversion and Doubling  projects targeted to be commissioned in Feb-Mar 21 FY 2021-22.

S.No.Name of ProjectLength of Project (Km)Month/Year of commissioning
1Hansdiha-Godda New Line32Feb-21
2Omalur-Mettur dam Patch Doubling29Feb-21
4Nirmali – Saraigarh New line including Kosi Bridge22Mar-21
6Pilibhit-Shahjahanpur Gauge Conversion83Mar-21
7Utretia – Raebarelli66Mar-21
9Bhusawal-Jalgaon 3rd line24Mar-21
10Ambari-Falkata doubling38Mar-21
12Tambram-Chengalpattu Gauge Conversion30Mar-21
13Ajmer-Bangurgram Doubling47Mar-21
14New Mynaguri-Gumanihat52Apr-21
15Jayanagar – Bijalpura52May-21
16Dhasa – Jetalsar GC104May-21
17Bangurgram-Guriya Patch DL47May-21
18Hajipur-Bachwara doubling72May-21
20Raibarelli-Amethi  doubling60May-21
21Pendra Road-Anuppur – 3rd line50May-21
22Daund-Gulburga  doubling225Jun-21
23Khurda Rd-Bararng32Jun-21
24Katereah-Kursela patch doubling7Jun-21
25Bandel Boinchi 3rd line31Jun-21
26Mathura-Palwal 4th line80Jun-21
27Jallandhar-Pathankot-Jammu Tawi doubling209Jun-21
28Manoharpur-Bondamunda 3rd line30Jun-21
29Kharagpur-Narayanagarh 3rd line24Jun-21
30Arsikere-Tumkur doubling96Jun-21
31Raibareilly-Amethi Doubling60Jun-21
32Secunderabad-Mehboobnagar doubling85Jun-21
33Yelahanka-Penukonda doubling123Jun-21
34Bhadrachalam Road-Sattupalli54Jun-21
35Vijayawada-Gudiwada-Bhimavaram-Narsapur, Gudiwada-Machlipatnam221Jun-21
36Madurai – Bodinayakkanaur gauge Conversion90Sep-21
37Ahmedabad-Mehsana Gauge conversion69Oct. 21
38Digaru-Hojai doubling102Oct. 21
39Dausa-Gangapur City New Line93Nov. 21
40Sambalpur-Talcher doubling168Dec-21
41Sambalpur-Titlagarh doubling106Dec-21
43Banspani-Daitari-Tomka-Jakhapura doubling164Dec-21
44Dankuni-Chandanpur 4th line25Dec-21
45Boinchi Shaktigarh 3rd line26Dec-21
46Bhimsen-Jhansi doubling206Dec-21
47Kurruppanthara-Chingavanam doubling27Dec-21
48Bina-Kota doubling283Dec-21
49Viramgam-Samakhyali doubling182Dec-21
50Ayodhya- Varanasi – Railway Electrification18831-Mar-22
51Guwahati-Lumding- – Railway Electrification18031-Mar-22
52Mansi-Saharsa, incl. Saharsa-DauramMadhepura-Purnia& MM Banmakhi- Bihariganj Gauge Conversion16931-Mar-22
53Palanpur-Makarpura section (WDFC)30831-Mar-22
54Rewari-Dadri section (WDFC)12731-Mar-22
55Palanpur -Kandla port-Mundra port-Bhuj- Railway Electrification47531-Mar-22
56Hospet-Hubli-Vasco – Railway Electrification34131-Mar-22

Source: PIB-Press Release | Image Credit (representational): MoR