Rail connectivity with capital of Manipur – Indian Railways
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 756
ANSWERED ON 21.07.2017
Rail connectivity with capital of Manipur
756 Shri K. Bhabananda Singh Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to satate :-
(a) by when the capital of Manipur would be connected through railway:
(b) whether many deadlines could not be met in the past, if so, the details thereof;
(c) the proposed railway stations in the State;
(d) whether the Imphal to Jiribam railway line is part of the Trans-Asian railway network; and
(e) if so, the details thereof along with the proposed stations of the network in the State and the time-frame of actions proposed?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) to (e): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 756 BY SHRI K. BHABANANDA SINGH ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 21.07.2017 REGARDING RAIL CONNECTIVITY WITH CAPITAL OF MANIPUR
(a) to (c) & (e): Jiribam-Imphal (125 km) new line has been taken up to connect capital city of Manipur (Imphal) at an anticipated cost of Rs.9658 crore. An expenditure of Rs.5278 crore has been incurred upto March, 2017 and an outlay of Rs. 1400 crore has been provided for 2017-18 for this project. Completion of projects depends on many factors such as land acquisition, forestry and wild life clearances, shifting of services, construction of road over and road under bridges, law and order etc. As many of these factors are not within the control of Railways, it is not feasible to fix timelines for all the projects. The proposed railway stations of Jiribam-Imphal new line falling in the State of Manipur are: Jiribam, Vangaichingpo, Kaimai, Kambiron Thingao, Khongsang, Awangkul, Noney, Tupul, Haochong and Imphal.
(d): Yes, Sir. The Imphal to Jiribam railway line is part of the Trans-Asian railway network.