GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Railways
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2865
TO BE ANSWERED ON 27.04.2007
Construction of Overbridges Under Bridges in Karnataka
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-
(a) the number of proposals for construction of overbridges/underbridges received from the State (c) the funds earmarked by the Railways during 2007-08 for the execution of such projects in Karnataka ? ANSWER of Karnataka pending with the Railways as on 31st March, 2007;
(b) by when a final decision on such proposals is to be taken; and
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI R. VELU)
(a):Only six proposals were received from State Government of Karnataka during 2006-07 (in Jan 2007), five on cost sharing basis and one on deposit terms.
(b):Out of the five proposals received on cost sharing basis for road over bridge in lieu of level crossing (LC) Nos. 62, 64 & 66 only one case was found justified and the remaining four were not fulfilling the preliminary criteria of traffic density of one lakh Train Vehicle Units(TVUs) which were found to be quite meagre. One Road over bridge (ROB) at LC No. 62 in lieu of 3 LCs 62, 64 & 66 has been mutually agreed by Railway and State Govt. on the pre-condition of closure of these 3 LCs after commissioning of ROB. This proposal for sanction of ROB at LC No. 62 has been agreed to in principle, and shall be processed during the future Works Programme. The sixth proposal was for construction of a `limited height subway` on Hubli-Gadag route, at Km. 55/14-15 at LC No. 31. Feasibility Study survey will be conducted by the Railway for it, if found feasible, State Government will be advised.
(c):Does not arise