GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Railways
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2071
TO BE ANSWERED ON 07.12.2007
New Railway Projects in Karnataka
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the State Government of Karnataka has recently suggested new railway lines and projects for the State;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the action taken, so far, by the Railways thereon; and
(c) whether the State Government has also proposed new train services and if so, the details thereof and the action taken, so far, thereon?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI R. VELU)
to (c) : A statement is attached.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2071 BY SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR TO BE ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 07.12.2007 REGARDING NEW RAILWAY PROJECTS IN KARNATAKA
(a) & (b) : Details and action taken on some of the ongoing projects requested by the Government of Karnataka are as under:-
Expenditure incurred up to March, 2007
Kottur-Harihar (65 Kms).
Kottur-Harpanahalli (30 Kms) is targeted for completion during 2007-08. Land acquisition, earthwork & bridge works have also been taken up on balance portion.
Hubli-Ankola (167 Kms)
Earthwork and bridge works were taken up on Hubli-Kirvatti section. However, this work has been stopped as per advice of Central Empowered Committee, constituted by the Hon’ble Supreme Court.
Gulbarga-Bidar (106.6 Kms)
Land acquisition, earthwork, bridge works & ballast supply have taken up.
Munirabad – Mahboobnagar (246 Kms)
Land acquisition, earthwork & bridge works have been taken up.
Bangalore – Hassan (166 Kms)
Work on Hassan-Shravanabelagola (43 Kms) & Bangalore (Chickbannaver)-Neelamangala (14 Kms) has been completed. Land acquisition, earth work and bridge works have been taken up on balance portion.
Shimoga-Talguppa (97 Kms) of Birur – Hubli & Shimoga Town-Talguppa (630 Kms)
Main line work on Bangalore-Hubli (533 kms) completed and commissioned. Shimoga-Anandapuram (56 kms) is targeted for completion during 2007-08. Earthwork, bridge works and ballast supply has been taken up in the entire 97 kms length.
Solapur-Gadag (300 kms)
Solapur-Hotgi-Bijapur-Bagalkot (207 kms) completed and commissioned and balance section i.e. Bagalkot-Gadag (93 kms) is targeted for completion during 2007-08.
Ramanagaram-Mysore (91.5 kms) including electrification Kengeri-Mysore
Preliminary activities have been taken up.
(c):The State Government has requested for converting summer special train from Bangalore to Mysore to a permanent train. This is not feasible at present.