GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Railways
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 247
TO BE ANSWERED ON 03.7.2009
Pending Railway Projects in Karnataka.
247. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:
(a) the rail projects in Karnataka running behind schedule; and
(b) the steps proposed to be taken to improve the situation alongwith the detail in each case?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI. E. AHAMED)
(a) & ( b): A statement is attached.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) & (b) OF QUESTION NO. 247 BY SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASKEHAR TO BE ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABRA ON 03.7.2009 REGARDING PENDING RAILWAY PROJECTS IN KARNATAKA
(a) & (b): Railways have a huge throwforward of ongoing projects under New Lines, Gauge Conversions, Doublings, Railway Electrifications and Metropolitan Transport Projects. Due to limited availability of resources, the projects take long time for completion. The targets for projects are generally fixed on yearly basis based on the availability of resources and progress and many of the projects get completed in phases. Some of the projects in Karnataka State where targets had been fixed and projects would have completed in full/part but have been delayed alongwith steps taken to expedite these works are given as under:
|S.No.||Project||Steps taken to expedite work|
Kottur-Harihar (65 Km)
Contracts had been re-invited where works were abandoned due to steep prices and fresh contracts have been fixed. This project is likely to be completed by 31.3.2010.
Shimoga-Talguppa (97 Km)
Delay caused due to heavy rains in 2008-09 and problems in getting stone quarry products. Work is targeted for completion during 2009-10.
Dharwad-Kambarganvi (26 Km)
Land acquisition problems were experienced in this project. After lot of efforts, land at Dharwad has been acquired. Land at Kambarganvi & Mugad has still not been handed over. Dharwad-Mugad section is targeted for completion by 31.3.2010.
Arasikere-Birur (44 Km)
Regular meetings are held with state authorities to sort out land acquisition problems. Section 4(1) for land acquisition has been issued recently. Work is likely to be completed by 31.3.2010 from Arasikere to Devanur.
Ramanagaram-Mysore doubling (92 Km) with electrification of Kengeri-Mysore section
Regular meetings are held with Regional Commissioner and Secretary, Government of Karnataka to sort out land acquisition problems between Settihali, Mandya & Mysore.