Sunday, March 13, 2016

Make in India - Railway Sector Items


Vision for Railways 2025
Prepared in 2008

Estimated originating freight traffic more
than 2050 million tons by 2025.
z Rail transport share in total originating traffic-30%. Rail
share 51.5% for leads beyond 300km

Dedicated Freight Corridors – on GQ & Diagonals

Number of passengers increased from 3915 to 5378
million from 1995 to 2005, an increase of about
1500 million passengers.
Optimistic projections suggest passenger traffic
could grow to 7000 million in 2010 and more than
14000 million by 2025.
Passenger kilometers could increase to more than
2175 billion PKMs in 2025 from 880 billion PKMs in
2010 and 1370 billion PKMs in 2015.

Based on feasibility- High speed passenger corridors to
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National Transport Committee Report
Vision for Railways 2032

The total transport demand for the year 2025-2026 at approximately 5,300 billion NTKMs.
The CAGR in percentage terms comes to 8.5 per cent. If the projection of RITES is
extrapolated to 2032 at the overall growth rate of 8.5 per cent, the size of inter-regional freight movement comes to about 8,700 billion NTKMs.

But to attain the desired market share of 50 per cent of the freight (to reduce inefficiency in transport due to more use of road in India compared to other countries), railways’ freight traffic has to grow at an average of 12 per cent over the next 20 years.

Over the past 15 years, the elasticity of growth of passenger kilometres vis-a-vis GDP growth has been 1.1. Using this elasticity and the GDP growth estimates, the passenger traffic (in PKM) is expected to grow by a factor of 5.5 over the next 20 years.

Railway Board
Vision 2020


June 2015
French transport Alstom is looking into Make in India to double its business in the country to Euro 800 million (Rs. 5,700 crore in the next three years). The company is expanding its Chennai facility and opening a new factory in Coimbatore this year.

September 2015

The railways have identified the projects that will be funded by LIC to the tune of Rs. 1.5 lakh crore. The projects will be completed by 2019. 24 congested corridors have been identified for capacity expansion.

The identified corridors include

Delhi-Howrah, Howrah-Chennai, Chennai-Delhi, Delhi - Mumbai, Mumbai - Chennai

November 2015

Morgan Stanley Research's Industrial Analyst Akshay Soni estimated that India will spend Rs 6.34 lakh on railway over the next 5 years,  20 of incremental GDP growth will come due to this infrastructure spending.


1 JANUARY 2016

Railway budget for 2015-16: appx. 1,87,000 cr.,1,304,366,539

In 2009 A VISION STATEMENT for 2020 was announced.

18 Jan 2016

Indian Railways plans to invest $ 142 billion in five years (2016-2020) and hope to double this investment figure in the next five-year cycle (2020-2025)

17 Feb 2016

Big Boost to the Railway Sector: CCEA approves construction of additional Railway lines

The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved construction of six Railway Lines and a Railway bridge to cater to both increased passenger and freight needs in various areas of the country. The proposals will cost over Rs.10,700 crore and most part of the expenditure will be met through extra budgetary resources (Institutional Financing). Details of the six approved projects are as follows:

1)   Doubling of Hubli-Chickajur railway line

Doubling of 190 km long Hubli-Chickajur broad gauge single railway line has been approved. The total estimated expenditure will be Rs.1294.13 crore. The project is likely to be completed in 4¼ years during 13th Plan period and will cover the areas of Chitradurga, Davangere, Haveri and Dharwad.

Entire route from Pune-Miraj-Hubli-Bengalore has been identified for doubling which will not only improve smooth flow of traffic but also boost overall development of the region.

This stretch is part of an important rail link of passenger trains between Mumbai and Bangalore and goods trains to the ports at Mangalore.  On this route, doubling between Bangalore-Tumkur and Arsikere-Chickajur have already been completed.  On balance portion, doubling work between Hubli-Londa part of Hubli-Londa-Vasco-da-Gama, is also in progress.

2)   Construction of Wardha (Sewagram) – Ballarshah 3rd railway line

Construction of Wardha (Sewagram) – Ballarshah 3rd railway line of 132 km will be taken up at an estimated completion cost of Rs.1443.32 crore.  The project is likely to be completed in five years during 13th Plan period and will be located in Wardha and Chandrapur districts.

The line capacity utilization of the section is saturated and running of additional Mail/Express and Goods traffic over the section cause detention to the trains.  Wardha (Sewagram) – Ballarshah section is very important from goods originating point of view of Nagpur Division where many collieries and many sidings are proposed on the section.

3)   Doubling of Ramna-Singrauli railway line

Doubling of 160 km long Ramna – Singarauli railway line has been approved at a cost Rs.2675.64 crore and is likely to be completed by 2019-20.   The project will cover the districts of Garhwa in Jharkhand, Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh and Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh.

The Ramna-Singrauli section falls in Dhanbad Division of East Central Railway.  At present traffic utilization of the section is 105%, resulting in detention of trains and loss of revenue.  In order to attain the desired fluidity and increase in the sectional capacity, doubling of this single line section is very essential from operational point of view.  The project will serve the freight and passenger traffic needs in the jurisdiction of Northern Coal Fields and series of power plants and associated small scale industries in and around Anpara and Shaktinagar, namely Anpara Super Thermal Power Plant, Rihand Super Thermal Power Plant, Renusagar Hydro Power Plant,Singrauli Super Thermal Power Plant, Vidhyachal Super Thermal Power Plant.

4)   Construction of 3rd railway line between Anuppur-Katni

 Construction of 165 km long 3rd railway line between Anuppur-Katni in Madhya Pradesh has also been apporved at a cost of Rs.1595.76 crore. The project is likely to be completed in 5 ¼ years spanning over 12th and 13th plan period.

The project would cover the districts of Anuppur, Shahdol, Umaria and Katni districts of Madhya Pradesh.

 There has been tremendous surge in coal and one mining which has been geared up in the recent past and ambitious plans for an enormous leap forward in the ensuing years to tap these resources lying hitherto untapped.  As a result of the rapid industrialization, number of industrial townships have also grown up along the project line.  These developments have resulted in large demand for additional coaching services on the section.  With this anticipated increase of freight traffic, the capacity utilization will reach upto 175%.  Apart from this substantial additional coal traffic from IB valley, Korba area, East Corridor and Gevra Road – Pendra Road Project would be channelized through this route to the respective destinations. In order to meet the growth in the freight and passenger traffic, tripling of 3rd line between Anuppur-Katni is essential.

5)   Doubling of Katni-Singrauli railway line

Construction of doubling of 261 km long Katni – Singarauli railway at a cost of Rs.2084.90 crore has been approved. The project will be completed in 5 ¼ years.  The project would cover the districts of Katni, Shahdol, Sidhi and Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh.

Katni-Singrauli is a critical and busy section carrying coal from Northern Coal Fields towards Western and Northern thermal power plants.  This section intersects Allahabad-Mumbai route at Katni.  Provision of doubling between Katni-Singrauli section would provide the necessary line capacity for introduction of additional mail/express and passenger trains to serve the people of the area and transportation of coal from collieries.  This will also boost overall development of the region.

6)   Construction of additional Bridge and doubling project of Rampur Dumra-Tal-Rajendrapul

Construction of additional Bridge and doubling project of Rampur Dumra-Tal-Rajendrapul sector in Bihar at a cost of Rs.1700.24 crore has also got CCEA’s approval today.

The project is likely to be completed by 2019-20.  The project is located in Begusarai and Patna districts of Bihar.

The existing rail-cum-road bridge at Hathidah has single line track and doubling is not possible.  Present traffic utilization of the section is 123.5%.  At present this is the only railway bridge connecting both North and South Bihar.  Existing single line has resulted in heavy detention of goods and passenger traffic.

In order to streamline the operation of traffic in this single line section, it is very essential that one additional bridge and doubling of this section is undertaken.  By providing this facility, there will be ample fluidity in maintaining train operations as well as introduction of more passenger/goods trains in the section and it will augment line capacity too.  This will also facilitate in minimizing the running time of trains between Kiul-Barauni and Mokama-Barauni section and will ease out the existing operational constraints in this section.


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Updated 13 Mar 2016,28 Feb 2016, 1 Jan 2016,  29 No3v  2015,  Sep 2015,  21 June 2015

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