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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 473
ANSWERED ON:  06.08.2009
ELECTRIFICATION OF RAIL ROUTES
MAHESH JOSHI
Will the Minister of



RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-




(a) the criteria laid down for selection of rail routes for electrification;

(b) the total length of rail network where electrification has not been carried out so far, zone-wise;

(c) the details of requests received from various State Governments including the Government of Rajasthan for electrification of rail routes in their respective States during the last three years; and

(d) the action taken by the Railways thereon?


ANSWER

MINISTER OF RAILWAYS (KUMARI MAMATA BANERJEE)

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

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (d) OF STARRED QUESTION NO.473 BY DR. MAHESH JOSHI, TO BE ANSWERED IN LOK SABHA ON 06-08-2009 REGARDING ELECTRIFICATION OF RAIL ROUTES.

(a): Electrification of rail routes is decided based on the operational requirements and financial viability.

(b): As on 01-04-2009 the total length of rail network where electrification has not been carried out is 44331 Route Kilometres (RKMs). Zone-wise details are as under:-

S.No. Name of Zonal Railway Unelectrified RKMs

1 Central 2016

2 Eastern 1106

3 East Central 2022

4 East Coast 1190

5 Northern 5654

6 North Central 1681

7 North East 3356

8 Northeast Frontier 3756

9 North Western 5274

10 Southern 3275

11 South Central 3863

12 South Eastern 482

13 South East Central 1195

14 South Western 2925

15 Western 5004

16 West Central 1532

Total 44331

(c) & (d) : During the last three years, the following proposals for electrification of Rail Routes have been received from various State Governments including the Government of Rajasthan and their present status is as under:-

S.No. Name of the proposed State Status section(s) Government

1. Vijayawada-Gudiwada-Machilipatnam- Andhra Pradesh For electrification, these Bhimavaram/Narsapur-Nidadavolu sections are not in the priority at present.

2. Bibinagar-Nadikudi/ Macherial- Andhra Pradesh Nallapadu (Guntur)

3. Guntur-Tenali-Repalle Andhra Pradesh Guntur-Tenali is already electrified. Electrification of Tenali- Repalle is not in priority at present.

4. Itarsi-Allahabad Madhya Pradesh For electrification, this section is not in the priority at present.

5. Talcher-Cuttack-Paradeep Orissa Completed.

6. Koraput-Rayagada - Vizianagaram Orissa For electrification,these sections are not in the priority at present.

7. Talcher-Jharsaguda Orissa

8. Daitari-Banspani Orissa Work in progress and being done by Rail Vikas Nigam Limited. Target – June’2010.

9. Haridaspur-Paradeep Orissa Electrification is being taken up by Rail Vikas Nigam Limited with new line.

10. Bina-Kota Rajasthan Work in progress. Target – March’2010.

11. Jaipur-SawaiMadhopur Rajasthan Proposal under consideration.

12. Ratlam-Neemuch-Chittorgarh Rajasthan For electrification, section is not in the priority at present.

13. DC/AC Conversion work at Kasara- Maharastra Completed. Titawala section

14. Delhi-Rohtak Haryana Work in progress. Target – 2010.

15. Laksar-Rishikesh/ Dehradun Uttarakhand For electrification, this section is not in the priority at present.

16. Najibabad-Kotdwar/ Moradabad- Uttarakhand For electrification, this section Kashipur-Ram Nagar/Kashipur- is not in the priority Lalkuan & Rampur-Lalkuan-Kathgodam at present.

17. Villupuram-Tiruchchirappalli-Madurai Tamil Nadu Work in progress. Target – March’2010.

18. Madurai-Tuticorin /Nagercoil Tamil Nadu Sanctioned. Detailed estimate is under preparation.

19. Coimbatore- Tiruchchirappalli Tamil Nadu For electrification, section is not in the priority at present.

20. Shoranur-Mangalore Kerala Requisite clearances are being obtained.

21. Bangarpet-Marikuppam Karnataka Material modification proposal for Bangarpet-Marikuppam under process.


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