10th April, 2003
Ministry of Railways


BALURGHAT-EKLAKHI RAILWAY LINE


Lok Sabha

The project was taken up in 1983-84 and has been progressed as per availability of resources. The original anticipated cost of the project was Rs. 36.38 crore which is not anticipated as Rs. 274.41 crore including cost of Gazole-Itahar section.

The clearances for the bridges have been provided as per the prescribed norms considering the highest flood level. During emergency flood situation, country boards can pass through the bridges, if necessary.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Bandaru Dattatraya in a written reply to a question from Shri Lakshman Seth in the Lok Sabha today.

 

   
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