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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
24-November-2006 13:25 IST
Rail projects in Andhra Pradesh
Rajya Sabha

Some of the projects have been identified for strengthening of Golden Quadrilateral and its diagonals under National Rail Vikas Yojana. The details of sanctioned doubling / electrification works falling in Andhra Pradesh which are included in this Yojana are as under: -

Name of  Project

Length

(in Km.)

Estimated

Cost

(Rs. In Cr.)

Current status / target date for completion, wherever fixed

Doubling

Raichur-Guntakal

81.10

145.81

The project is being executed by Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) through Asian Development Bank (ABD) funding. Final location survey completed. Land acquisition taken up. Tenders have been processed. The project is targeted for completion by 2007-08.

Gooty-Renigunta

Patch Doubling

151

305.95

The work is being executed by RVNL through ADB funding. On pullampet-Bakarapet 85 per cent earthwork, 100 per cent major bridges, 99 per cent minor bridges completed. On Cuddapah-Muddanuru and Kondapuram-Rayalacheruvu contract for roadbed, bridges and tracks awarded on 7.7.06. Signalling contract awarded on 30.6.06. The work has been taken up. The project is targeted for completion by 2008-09.

Ballapelle-Pullampet

(Phase-I  of

Gooty-Renigunta)

41.00

85

Completed and commissioned.

Railway electrification

Renigunjta-Guntakal

308

182.55

The work is being executed by RVNL. Railway electrification work completed on existing lines between Renigunta and Nandalur. Preliminary works on Nandalur-Guntakal have been taken up.

Bhubaneswar-Kottavalasa

457

322.71

Completed and commissioned.

There are no new lines sanctioned in Andhra Pradesh under National Rail Vikas Yojana.

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

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