A list of what Gujarat gets in Union Railway Budget 20013-14


By our correspondent, Ahmedabad, 26 February 2013

Following are Gujarat related announcement made in Union Railway Budget 2013-14 presented by Railway Minister Pawan kumar Bansal today:

Setting up of six more

    Rail Neer

bottling plants at Vijayawada, Nagpur, Lalitpur, Bilaspur, Jaipur and Ahmedabad;

    Doubling

of Palanpur-Samkhiali and third line between Vatva-Ahmedabad through through

    Public Private Partnership(PPP) model

are proposed.

Gujarat finds mention in one

    electrification project

which is Delhi Sarai Rohilla – Rewari – Palanpur – Ahmedabad including Kalol-Gandhinagar-Khodiyar and Alwar-BandikuiJaipur-Phulera.

Not a single new line is proposed for Gujarat in this budget. Nationally 24 lines are proposed.

    Among a list of 59 new lines surveys proposed in budget, five are located in Gujarat. They are:

-Anand-Borsad
-Dhansura-Talod
-Modasa-Meghraj-Banswara
-Rajpipla-Kevadiya Colony
-Kapadvanj-Timba

    Among proposed new gauge conversion works, following are in Gujarat:

Ahmedabad-Bahucharaji
Bhadran-Bochasan-Petlad-Nadiad
Gadhada-Jasdan
Surendranagar-Dhrangdhara

    Among proposed doubling works following are in Gujarat:

Kandla-Palanpur
Rajkot-Veraval

    In a list of new proposed Express trains, following originate/terminate in Gujarat:

-Ahmedabad – Jodhpur Express (Weekly) Via Samdari, Bhildi
-Gandhidham – Visakhapatnam Express (Weekly) Via Ahmedabad, Wardha, Ballarshah, Vijaywada

    Following new proposed Express trains will pass through Gujarat:

-Bandra Terminus – Hisar Express (Weekly) Via Ahmedabad, Palanpur, Marwar, Jodhpur, Degana
-Bandra Terminus – Haridwar Express (Weekly) Via Valsad

    Following new proposed passenger trains will originate/terminate in Gujarat:

-Bhavnagar-Palitana Passenger (Daily)
-Bhavnagar-Surendranagar Passenger (Daily)
-Nadiad-Modasa Passenger(6 days a week)
-Surendranagar-Dhrangadhra Passenger (Daily)
-Somnath-Rajkot Passenger(Daily)

There’s no new MEMU or DEMU services proposed in the budget for Gujarat.

    Following extensions of trains are Gujarat related:

-Somnath-Dwarka Express extedned to Okha
-Porbandar-Veraval Passenger extended to Somnath
-Morbi-Wankaner DEMU extended to Rajkot

    Frequency increased in Gujarat related trains:

-Agra Fort-Ahmedabad Express 3 to 7 days
-Ahmedabad-Nagpur Express 2 to 3 days
-Gorakhpur-Ahmedabad Express 1 to 2 days

    Other mentioning

Ministry of Railways would impart skills to the youth in railway related trades in 25 locations spread across the length and breadth of the country. These locations are: Agartala, Alwar, Ankleshwar(in Gujarat), Chandigarh, Dehradun, Dimapur, Imphal, Jagdalpur, Jais, Katihar, Kazipet, Kollam, Koraput, Lumding, Mangalore, Murshidabad, Nagpur, Naharlagun, Pathankot, Ranchi, Ratlam, Shimla, Sirsa, Srinagar and Tiruchchirappalli.


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