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The price India pays for its delayed rail projects

Last updated on: December 7, 2012 05:46 IST

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The government on said its ambitious Kashmir rail plan has the largest cost overrun of Rs 5,500 crore among those rail projects which have been delayed by more than a decade.

The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail line which was to be commissioned by March 2001 at a cost of Rs 2,500 crore (Rs 25 billion), would now be completed by December 2017 at Rs 8,000 crore (Rs 80 billion), Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation Srikant Kumar Jena in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

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Image: A train passes through a tunnel on Jammu-Udhampur rail line.
Photographs: Amit Gupta/Reuters.

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As on September 1 this year, Bankura-Damodar rail project would also have cost overrun of Rs 1,300.84 crore (Rs 13 billion).

It was to be completed by March, 2005 at the cost of Rs 111.90 crore (Rs 1.11 billion). But now it would be commissioned by June, 2016 at a cost of Rs 1,412.74 crore (Rs 14.12 billion), the statement added.

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Image: An old NG loco which was formerly served the old NG line, is now outside of Bankura Jn.
Photographs: Ashis Mitra/Wikimedia Commons.

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Tamluk Digha line doubling would have cost overrun of Rs 792.44 crore (Rs 7.92 billion) and will be completed by June, 2016.

The project was envisaged to be commissioned in June 2005 at a cost of Rs 293.97 crore (Rs 2.93 billion).

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Image: Express train at Digha station.
Photographs: Dipankan001/Wikimedia Commons.

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Amravati-Narkher rail project will have cost overrun of Rs 428.05 crore (Rs 4.28 billion) and would be completed by March, 2011.

It was to be commissioned in June, 1999 at a cost of Rs 120.90 crore (Rs 1.2 billion). Other such projects include Lalitpur-Satna-Rewa-Singruli, Lanjhgarh-Junagarh and freight operations information system.



Image: Amravati-Narkher rail project.

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