As on April 1, 2012, there are 173 ongoing
doubling projects in various stages of execution across the country. An
expenditure of Rs. 10,426 crore has been incurred on these projects upto
March 2012. Indian Railways have huge throwforward of projects and
limited availability of resources. As a result, projects are progressing
as per availability of resources. As on April 1, 2012, Railways require
about Rs. 38,736 crore for completing ongoing doubling projects.
Railways projects have a long gestation
period. The targets for projects are generally fixed on yearly basis
based on availability of resources, progress made, and consequently,
projects get completed in phases. The projects which are in advance
stage of completion are given priority for resource allocation to get
maximum benefit of the investment.
To augment resources other than Gross Budgetary Support,
steps have been taken to generate extra budgetary resources through
State participation and other beneficiaries, Public Private Partnership,
defence funding, declaring some projects ad National Projects and
implementation of bankable projects through Rail Vikas Nigam Limited.
Zone-wise details of ongoing doubling
projects as on April 1, 2012 are Central Railway (7 projects), East
Coast Railway (14 projects), East Central Railway (3 projects), Eastern
Railways (38 projects), Northern Railways (20 projects),North Central
Railway (3 projects), North Eastern Railway (5 projects), Northeast
Frontier (4 projects), North Western Railway (11 projects), Southern
Railway (15 projects), South Central Railway (5 projects), South Eastern
Railways (17 projects), South East Central Railway (7 projects), South
Western Railway (9 projects), West Central (7 projects) and Western
Railway (4 projects).
This information was given by the Minister of State for
Railways Shri K. H. Muniyappa in written reply to a question in Lok