Jul 14, 2014

Status of Trains Announced in Previous Budgets

Some trains announced in the Railway Budgets 2012-13 & 2013-14 are pending introduction owing to various constraints like non-completion of gauge conversion of concerned sections, non-receipt of necessary clearance from the Commissioner of Railway Safety for LHB stock, etc.
            The detailed status of new trains announced during the last Railway budgets viz. 2011-12, 2012-13, & 2013-14 is as under:
Sl
Year
Number of introduction announced
(A)
Number of introduction implemented
(B)
Pending Introduction
(A-B)
1
2011-12
131
131
0
2
2012-13
113
108
5
3
2013-14
126
115
11

            Some trains announced in the Railway Budgets 2012-13 & 2013-14 are pending introduction owing to various constraints like non-completion of gauge conversion of concerned sections, non-receipt of necessary clearance from the Commissioner of Railway Safety for LHB stock, etc.
            This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
SOURCE - PIB

INDIAN RAILWAY - High Speed Train Project

It is planned to have a Diamond Quadrilateral Network of High Speed Rail, connecting major metros and growth centres of the country. The Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector has been identified as the first corridor to start High Speed Trains. 

The cost of laying per kilometer track of Bullet Train (High Speed Train) is approx. Rs. 80-120 crore, as compared to Rs. 10-12 crore for ordinary track and Rs. 150-200 crore for metro tracks. 

The High Speed Rail Project will have to be taken up through an appropriate mix of Government support, multilateral/bilateral funding by alternative means of resource mobilization, including Public-Private-Partnership (PPP). 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today. 

SOURCE - PIB

Railway Revenue Earnings up by 9.48 Per Cent during April - June 2014

The total approximate earnings of Indian Railways on originating basis during 1st April 2014 to 30th June 2014 were Rs. 36674.17 crore compared to Rs. 33499.53 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 9.48 per cent. 

The total approximate earnings from goods during 1st April 2014 – 30th June 2014 were Rs. 24850.37 core compared to Rs. 23214.60 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 7.05 per cent. 

The total approximate revenue earnings from passengers during 1st April 2014 – 30th June 2014 were Rs. 10153.68 crore compared to Rs. 8724.65 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 16.38 percent. 

The approximate revenue earnings from other coaching amounted to Rs. 1011.35 crore during April 2014 – June 2014 compared to Rs. 972.58 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 3.99 per cent. 

The total approximate numbers of passengers booked during 1st April 2014 – 30th June 2014 were 2103.35 million compared to 1959.73 million during the same period last year, registering an increase of 7.33 per cent. In the suburban and non-suburban sectors, the numbers of passengers booked during April 2014 - June 2014 were 1222.61 million and 880.74 million compared to 1100.63 million and 859.10 million during the same period last year, showing an increase of 11.08 per cent and 2.52 per cent respectively. 

SOURCE - PIB

 

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