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Indian Railway Budget 2012-2013 - March 14, 2012


Metropolitan Projects

Works announced for Kolkata Metro last year progressing satisfactorily and some projects being extended to cover new sections.

SPV with Andhra Pradesh Government to be set up for commercial management of the MMTS.

MRVC to carry out feasibility study for construction of faster corridors on CSTM – Panvel and Virar-Vasai-Diva-Panvel sections.

Work to be taken up facilitating running of 12-car rakes on Harbour line. Financial modeling of the elevated rail corridor from Churchgate to Virar firmed up with Government of Maharashtra through PPP mode.

A pre-feasibility survey for a similar corridor between CST and Kalyan proposed.

A National High Speed Rail Authority to be set up.

Pre-feasibility studies on six high speed corridors already completed; study on Delhi-Jaipur-Ajmer-Jodhpur to be taken up in 2012-13. Cooperation with State Governments

MoU signed with Government of Chhatisgarh to develop three rail corridors in state for movement of passenger and freight.

31 projects covering a length of more than 5000 km in 10 states being executed with contribution from state governments.

Four projects on cost sharing basis with Governments of Haryana, Andhra Pradesh & West Bengal proposed.

12 projects on cost sharing basis with Government of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan & Maharashtra sent to Planning Commission for approval.

17 projects to facilitate the first and list mile connectivity proactively sanctioned and another 28 projects identified.

Connectivity to neighbouring countries

Construction of Jogbani-Biratnagar and Jaynagar-Bijalpura-Bardibas new lines already in progress to provide connectivity to Nepal.

Project to connect Agartala with Akhaura in Bangladesh to be taken up in 2012-13.

Rail Based Industries

Rail Wheel Plan at Chhapra produced 78 wheels during 2011-12; the plant would be fully commissioned in 2012-13.

Rae Bareli coach factory manufactured 10 coaches in 2011-12; phase-II of the factory would be commissioned in 2012-13.

Diesel Component Factory at Dankuni has commenced trial production and would be fully commissioned in 2012-13.

Wagon Manufacturing Factory at Kulti and fiat bogey frame unit at Budge Budge to commence production in 2012-13.

A wagon factory to be set up at Sitapali (Ganjam District of Odisha).

A rail coach factory with the support of Government of Kerala to be set up at Palakkad; two additional new manufacturing units for coaches to be established in the Kutch area in Gujarat and at Kolar in Karnataka with active participation of the State Governments.

A plant for manufacture of traction alternators for high horse power diesel locomotives to be set up at Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh.

Setting up of a factory at Shyamnagar in West Bengal to manufacture next generation technology propulsion system for use in high power electric locomotives.

Augmenting the electric loco Ancillaries Unit of CLW at Dankuni for fabrication of locomotive shells and assembly of three phase locomotives for manufacturing of new generation 9000 HP locomotives.

Sick wagon unit ‘Braithwaite’ taken over by Railways has been conferred with Turn Around Award by the Board of Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprise.

Green Initiatives

Setting up of 72 MW capacity windmill plants in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

Setting up of 200 remote railway stations as ‘green energy stations’ powered entirely by solar energy.

Providing solar lighting system at 1000 manned level crossing gates.

Introduction of mobile emission test cars to measure pollution level of diesel locomotives.

Commissioning of two bio diesel plants at Raipur and Tondiarpet.

Introduction of a ‘Green Train’ to run through the pristine forests of North Bengal.

2500 coaches to be equipped with bio toilets.


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