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Railways To Deliver Projects Worth Over Rs 1,15,000 Crore

July 9, 2021
  • Massive boost to mobility, safety and create additional capacity for running more passenger and freight trains
  • Key projects delivered Assam, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand

Indian Railways: On a mission, mode to become “Future Ready”, Railways is on it’s way to deliver 58 super critical and 68 critical projects worth more than Rs 1,15,000 crore in the next few years. Despite Covid19 challenges, 29 super critical projects costing Rs 11,588 crore got commissioned in last 1 year of which 27 projects will be completed by December 2021 and 2 projects by March 2022.

The high density & highly utilized network routes constitute 51 percent route length of the Indian Railways network but carries 96 percent of traffic. Based on traffic density, type of commodity moved, importance of route from strategic considerations etc. the projects requiring urgent expansion have been categorized as super critical projects and the projects requiring completion in next stage have been defined as critical projects. The super critical projects include projects of multi-tracking. With the completion of these projects, Railways will be able to move more traffic at faster speed with safety on busy traffic routes.

Indian Railways have delivered some key capacity building projects in Assam, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand. After completion of the above Supercritical & Critical projects, more line capacity will be available for smooth movement of passenger and freight traffic on congested routes, increase speed of trains, introduction of new train service, increased safety as maintenance margins on these busy routes will become available.