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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 343
ANSWERED ON:  05.02.2004
DEPARTMENTAL RAILWAY VIKAS NIGAM
TRILOCHAN KANUNGO
Will the Minister of



RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-




(a) whether Departmental Railway Vikas Nigam (DEPRV) has been made functional;

(b) if so, the structural and financial status of DEPRV;

(c) the funds earmarked for construction of new lines under East Coast Railway Zone through DEPRV;

(d) the names of such new lines and the expenditure incurred so far thereon;

(e) whether instructions have been sent not to go ahead with the construction of Haridaspur- Paradeep new Railway line;

(f) if not, the funds allocated during 2003-04 for this line and amount spent thereon so far during the year; and

(g) the total allocation made from DEPRV and the expenditure incurred so far during 2003-04, zone-wise and project-wise?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF RAILWAYS ( SHRI NITISH KUMAR )

(a) to (g): A Statement is laid on the Table of the Sabha.

STATEMENT REFEREED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (g) OF STARRED QUESTION NO. 343 BY SHRI TRILOCHAN KANUNGO TO BE ANSWERED IN LOK SABHA ON 05.02.2004 REGARDING DEPARTMENTAL RAILWAY VIKAS NIGAM

(a): Yes, Sir. Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL and not DEPRV) is functional.

(b): Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) is registered as a wholly government owned company under Company’s Act 1956. Currently it has an authorized capital of Rs.500 crores, which will be increased progressively as per requirement to finally reach an equity base of Rs.3000 crores.

The temporary Board comprising part-time Chairman and three Directors is in position. Initial personnel have also been posted.

(c): Rs. 95 crores have been allocated during 2003-04 for construction of two new railway lines in East Coast Railway through Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL).

(d): The names of the two new lines and the expenditure incurred so far is as below:-

Sl.    Name of Project          		Expenditure incurred up
No.                            			to  March 2003 (in  Rs. crores)

1. Daitari-Banspani (155 km) 369.48

2. Haridaspur-Paradeep (82 km) 21.90


(e): No, Sir.

(f): Rs.20 crores have been allocated during 2003-04 for construction of the new line from Haridaspur to Paradeep. No expenditure has been incurred during the current year as expenditure on the project can be incurred after establishing its bankability.

(g): Rs.730 crores were allocated to RVNL projects during 2003-04. The provisional expenditure incurred during the current year on these projects, zone-wise and project-wise, is indicated in the Annexure. Actual expenditure will be known at the end of the financial year after the accounts are finalised.

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (G) OF THE STARRED NO. 343 BY SHRI TRILOCHAN KANUNGO TO BE ANSWERED IN LOK SABHA ON 05.02.04 REGARDING DEPARTMENTAL RAILWAY VIKAS NIGAM
S.No.	Name of Project            	     Rly.    Kms.   Plan Head	Outlay   	Provisional
									2003-04   	Expenditure
											2003-04
											(till 31.12.2003)
											(in Rs. crores)

Central Railway
1 Pakni-Solapur Doubling CR Doubling 15.00 0.48 2 Diva- Kaylan : 5&6 Line CR Doubling 10.00 10.62 3 Panvel-JNPT CR Doubling 20.00 0.35 4 Pakni-Mahol: Doubling CR 17 Doubling 15.00 0.00
Total for Central Railway 60.00 11.45
Eastern Railway
5 Gurup-Shaktigarh : 3rd line ER 26 Doubling 20.00 5.75
Total for Eastern Railway 20.00 5.75
Northern Railway
6 New Delhi-Tilak Bridge : 5th and 6th NR 2.65 Doubling 10.00 4.56 line 7 Aligarh-Ghaziabad : 3rd Line NR 106.15 Doubling 30.00 0.00 8 Sahibabad-Anand Vihar: 3rd and 4th NR Doubling 10.00 0.00 lines
Total for Northern Railway 50.00 4.56
Southern Railway
9 Attipattu-Korukkupettai : 3rd Line SR 18 Doubling 30.00 4.25 10 Pattabhiram-Thiruvallur : 4th Line SR 41.89 Doubling 35.00 12.76 and Thiruvallur-Arakkonnam : 3rd Line 11 Chennai Beach - Korukkupettai : 3rd SR 4.1 Doubling 5.00 0.00 Line
Total for Southern Railway 70.00 17.01
South Central Railway
12 Gooty-Renigunta Sec:Doubling of SCR 31.5 Doubling 40.00 13.22 Balapalle-Pullampet (Ph.-I) 13 Gooty-Renigunta : Patch Doubling SCR 151 Doubling 40.00 4.96 14 Raichur-Guntakal : Doubling SCR Doubling 20.00 0.00
Total for South Central Railway 100.00 18.18
South Eastern Railway
15 Tikiapara-Santragachi : 4th Line SER 5.6 Doubling 10.00 0.00 16 Panskura-Haldia : Phase-I (Panskura- SER Doubling 20.00 5.57 Rajgoda)
Total for South Eastern Railway 30.00 5.57
Western Railway
17 Gandhidham-Palanpur WR Gauge 100.00 58.92 Conversion
Total for Western Railway 100.00 58.92
Railway Electrification
18 Kharagpur-Bhubaneswar including Railway 40.00 16.74 Talcher-Paradeep Electrification
19 Bhubaneshwar- Kottavalasa Railway 15.00 12.21 Electrification 20 Guntakal-Renigunta 30.00 3.80
Total for Railway Electrification 85.00 32.75
East Coast Railway
21 Talcher -Paradeep (Second bridge on ECOR 3 Doubling 20.00 7.30 Mahanadi & Birupa) 22 Daitari-Banspani ECOR New Lines 75.00 57.67 23 Rajatgarh-Barang ECOR 20 Doubling 10.00 2.20 24 Cuttack-Barang : Doubling ECOR 12.3 Doubling 10.00 1.63 25 Khurda-Barang : 3rd Line ECOR 35 Doubling 10.00 0.00 26 Haridaspur-Paradeep ECOR New Lines 20.00 0.00
Total for East Coast Railway 145.00 68.80
Southeast Central Railway
27 Bilaspur-Urkura SECR 100 Doubling 40.00 19.00
Total for Southeast Central Railway 40.00 19.00
West Central Railway
28 Bhildi-Samdari WCR Gauge 30.00 0.72 Conversion
Total for West Central Railway 30.00 0.72
GRAND TOTAL 730.00 242.71
Total Throwforward against GQ Works 119.48 # Till 31.10.2003

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