Railways accepted projects worth Rs 60,000 cr in JV with states


NEW DELHI:  Indian Railway announced on Saturday that it will come up with more than 40 projects of worth over Rs 60,000 crores along with state government. 

‘As on April 1 this year, 41 railway projects involving laying of new lines in about 5,650 km have been taken up on cost-sharing basis with state governments’, said a senior Railway Ministry official. 

Indian railroad has joined forces with state government to accelerate the execution.


The aggregate cost of these new activities is Rs 60,850 crore and an expense of Rs 4,317 crore has been given in the Rail Budget to 2016-17.

The authority said every one of these activities are advancing according to accessibility of assets.

Each railroad extend requires various clearances from different branches of state and focal governments, including those identified with land procurement. Ranger service leeway and authorization from divisions like National Highway Authority of India, Public Works Department, water system and now and again from Archeological Survey of India are required if the arrangement is in the region of a secured landmark. Nearby bodies allow authorization for ventures going through urban territories.

The authority said, "The express government's investment helps in speeding up clearances from state divisions."

Since railroad ventures straddle over more than one state, activities are not endorsed state-wise.

Amid the most recent a long time since 2013-14, 5,305 kms of new lines have been incorporated into the Railway Budget.

Railroads have a substantial toss forward of continuous tasks versus accessibility of assets from Gross Budgetary Support (GBS).

Confronting money related mash in finishing the continuous undertakings, the railroads had moved toward state governments to shape Joint Venture Companies (JVCs) to embrace commonly distinguished rail framework ventures.