New Broad Gauge Line Between Mumbai to Madgaon
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 767
ANSWERED ON 21.07.2017
Second broad gauge line from Mumbai to Madgaon
767 Shri Shantaram Naik Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to satate :-
(a) whether Government proposes to start a second broad-gauge railway line from Mumbai to Madgaon on Konkan railway route;
(b) if so, whether the work has commenced;
(c) whether help from Government of Goa has been sought in writing by Government;
(d) the quantum of land which will be required in Goa sector for the purpose; and
(e) whether any initiative in this regard has been made?
MINISTR OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) & (b) In the first phase, patch doubling of ROHA-VEER (46.89 Km) at a cost of Rs.296 crore has been sanctioned. The construction work has started.
Further, proposal for Capacity Doubling of its route comprising patch doubling of track for 147 kms and 21 new Railway Stations over Konkan Railway has been received.
(c) All the Shareholders of Konkan Railway Corporation Limited i.e. Ministry of Railways and all Participating State Governments, including Government of Goa, have consented to increase the Authorized Share Capital of Konkan Railway from Rs.806.47 Crs to Rs.4000 Crs.
In the first phase, Konkan Railway has approached Government of Goa for the Equity Payment of Rs.18.60 Crs. for Track Doubling and Railway Electrification.
(d) & (e) For proposed Capacity Doubling Project of Konkan Railway, about 45 Hectares of land in Goa Sector will be required.