Pending and Ongoing Railway Projects in Maharashtra
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 1891
ANSWERED ON 28.12.2018
Railway projects in Maharashtra
1891 Shri Sanjay Raut
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) the total length of new railway lines laid during the tenure of the present Government, from 2014 till date in Maharashtra;
(b) the number of pending projects and ongoing projects in Maharashtra;
(c) the number of projects that are held up in Maharashtra due to scarcity of funds; and
(d) by when the pending projects in Maharashtra would be completed?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a): 390 km of New Lines/Doublings have been commissioned during the tenure of the present Government from 2014 till date in Maharashtra whereas 191 km of New Lines/ Doublings had been commissioned from 2009 to 2014 in Maharashtra.
(b): 34 railway line projects consisting of 12 New Lines, 4 Gauge Conversion and 18 Doublings falling partly/fully in the State of Maharashtra have been taken up which are at various stages of planning / sanctioning / execution.
(c) & (d): Funds are allotted project-wise on yearly basis, based on funds availability, importance of project, last mile connectivity and progress of project.
Completion of projects depends upon many factors such as land acquisition, statutory clearances, shifting of utilities etc. As such no time frame for completion of the projects can be given.