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02-02-2024
Hubballi
PRESS CONFERENCE BY GENERAL MANAGER REGARDING BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS (2024-25)

SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY


                                            Press Release No. 469 Dt: 01.02.2024

PRESS CONFERENCE BY GENERAL MANAGER REGARDING BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS (2024-25)

Shri Ashwini Vasihnaw, Hon’ble MR addressed to media o­n Budget highlights     2024-25 through video conference from New Delhi o­n 01.02.2024.

The main highlights are as under: -

In Budget 2024-25, the highest-ever capital allocation of Rs. 2.52 lakh crores have been made for Ministry of Railways. Immense thrust is given for development of infrastructure, modernization of stations and trains, enhancement of connectivity, safety and comfort for the passengers.

   There has been consistent increase in average annual budget outlay for Railways in Karnataka. The total outlay is Rs. 7329 crores for SWR. The allocation for the state of Karnataka is Rs. 7,524 crores.

Continuing the emphasis o­n enhancing infrastructure to provide connectivity, an allocation of Rs. 2286 crores for New Line, Rs. 1531 crores for Doubling have been made. For ensuring uninterrupted best service to passengers Rs.987 crores have been allocated for passenger amenities.  

   It has been the vision of Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi to offer world class amenities to every common railway passenger: in line with it, all major stations are being redeveloped. The redevelopment work has commenced at Bengaluru Cantonment and Yesvantpur stations already. Under Amrit Bharat stations Scheme, 48 no. of stations in SWR have been taken up for redevelopment. Pan-India Rs 30,000 crores have been set aside for this purpose.

Following is the allocation (in Rs crores), for major New Line and Doubling Projects

ALLOCATION FOR NEW LINE PROJECTS

Sl No

Name of the project

Cost in Rs. crores

1

Gadag (Talkal) - Wadi

380

2

Ginigera - Raichur

300

3

Tumakuru - Davangere (Via Chitradurga)

300

4

Tumakuru - Rayadurga (Via Kalyandurga)

250

5

Bagalkot - Kudachi

410

6

Shivamogga – Shikaripura - Ranebennur

200

7

Belagavi - Dharwad (Via Kittur)

50

8

Marikuppam - Kuppam

170

9

Kadur - Chikkamagaluru - Hassan

160

10

Malagur - Palasamudram

20

11

Hassan-Belur

05


ALLOCATION FOR DOUBLING PROJECTS

Sl No

Name of the project

Cost in Rs. crores

1

Gadag - Hotgi

197

2

Penukonda - Dharmavaram

180.4

3

Baiyappanahalli - Hosur

150

4

Yesvantpur - Channasandra

150

5

Londa - Miraj

200

6

Hubballi - Chikjajur

94

7

Bengaluru Cantt - Whitefield Quadrupling

260

8

Hosapete - Tinaighat - Vasco da Gama

400

9

Hosur-Omalur

100.1

 

For safety works, i.e., Road Over Bridge and Road Under Bridge works, Rs.341 crores have been allocated. To improve the faster execution of the all future works will be 100% funded either by Railway or state government based o­n the priority. The allocation for traffic facilities works is Rs. 126.11 crores. The allocation for  survey of the new lines/ doubling/quadrupling projects is Rs 22 crores for SWR.

The government has announced the implementation of three major economic railway corridor programs aimed at enhancing logistics efficiency and reducing costs. These programs, identified under the PM Gati Shakti initiative, include energy, mineral, and cement corridors, port connectivity corridors, and high traffic density corridors. By decongesting high-traffic corridors, the operations of passenger trains are expected to improve, leading to increased safety and higher travel speeds for passengers

                                                                         Dr. Manjunath Kanamadi

                                                       Chief Public Relations Officer

                                                     South Western Railway, Hubballi  






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