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RAILWAY BUDGET 1999-2000 HIGHLIGHTS - Part I(b)

New Projects

Pending projects costing Rs 34,000 cr including Rs 20,000 cr of New Lines and Rs.9,000 cr of Gauge Conversion projects
Priority of various projects fixed with approval of Cabinet for better investment
Necessary approvals obtained for a large number of projects included in the previous Budgets

New Lines
Approvals obtained

Koderma to Giridih
Macherla to Nalgonda
Angamali to Sabarmati via Erumeli
Lalitpur to Satna, Rewa-Singrauli and Khajuraho-Mahoba
Diphu to Karong
Ranchi to Koderma via Hazaribagh
Dharmavaram to Penukonda via Puttaparthy
Chandigarh to Ludhiana
Taran Taran to Goindwal
Kalka to Parvanoo
Bishrampur to Ambikapur
Baramati to Lonand
Bangalore to Satyamangalam
Bidar to Gulbarga
Gadwal to Raichur
Dumka to Baidyanathdham

New Lines completed in 1998-99

174 km of Talcher - Sambalpur line
Panihar - Khajuri section of Guna - Etawah line

New line projects included in 1999-2000 Budget

Agra to Etawah via Fatehabad and Bah
Kakinada to Pithapuram

New Lines expected to be completed in 1999-2000

Goalpara - Guwahati
Kashinagar - Kakdweep
Bongaon - Petrapole
Goalpara - Kamakhaya
Peddpally - Karimnagar
Jaruri - Banspani
Kapadvanj - Modasa

Gauge Conversion
Approvals obtained

Jaynagar-Darbhanga-Narkatiaganj
Madurai-Rameswaram
Quilon-Tirunelveli-Trichendur-Tenkasi-Virudunagar
Katakhal-Bhairabi
New Jalpaiguri-Siliguri-New Bongaigaon
Bankura-Damodar Railway Line

Gauge Conversion completed in 1998-99

Tambaram-Tiruchchirappalli
Tiruchchirappalli-Dindigul
Shivsagar-Moranhat
Mariani-Jorhat

Gauge Conversion likely to be completed by 31.3.99

Narkatiaganj-Gorakhpur
Babupet-Balarshah
Solapur-Hotgi
Indara-Phephana

Gauge Conversion to be completed in 1999-2000

Pandharpur-Kurduwadi
Nonera-Seoni
Kashipur-Lalkuan
Mudkhed-Adilabad
Arakkonam-Chengalpattu
Yellahanka-Yeshwantpur
Lakshman Tirtha bridge diversion on Mysore-Hassan line
Morbi to Maliya-Miyana and
Dahisara to Navlakhi
Dharangdhara-Kuda
Gandhidham-Bhuj

Projects included in the Budget 1999-2000

Kaptanganj-Thave-Sivan-Chapra
Salem-Viddhachelam-Cuddalore

Doubling
Approval for Yeshwantpur-Tumkur obtained

Projects included in the Budget 1999-2000

Mathura-Bhuteswar (Third line)
Punpun to Taregana
Amroha-Moradabad
Dayabasti, Grade Separator
Chapra-Hajipur
Karpurigram-Siho
Ernakulam Jn-Ernakulam marshalling yard
Rajatgarh to Barang
Diva-Kalyan (Fifth and Sixth line)
Attipattu-Korukakkupettai (Third line)

Railway Electrification
Approvals obtained

Lucknow-Kanpur
Kusunda-Jamunia Tand
Ludhiana-Amritsar
Railway Electrification Projects included in the Budget 1999-2000
Ernakulam-Tiruvananthapuram
Mughalsarai-Zafrabad (as the first phase of Mughalsarai-Lucknow via Sultanpur)
Patna-Gaya
Tambaram-Chengalpattu-Villupuram
Chengalpattu-Arakkonam

Suburban Transport Projects

Setting up of Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation approved by Cabinet
Ongoing projects in Mumbai progressing satisfactorily - doubling of Belapur-Panvel line; Thane-Turbhe-Nerul-Vashi suburban corridor; Santa Cruz-Borivali fifth line
Extension of Metro Rail from Tollyganj to Garia included in the Budget, 1999-2000
Princep Ghat to Majerhat single line also included in Budget 1999-2000 -- completing full ring of Calcutta Circular Railway and survey for doubling and electrification undertaken
In Chennai, work of MRTS Phase II between Thirumailai and Velacheri progressing well
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation starts work on Phase-I
 

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