36 railway projects in Odisha in different stages of execution: Goyal

Bhubaneswar: Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal today informed the Lok Sabha that 36 railway projects costing Rs 49,984 crore for 4,567 km length, falling fully or partly in Odisha are under different stages of planning/approval/execution.

In a written reply to a query asked by BJP MP Sangeeta Kumari Singh Deo, the Railway Minister said 10 new line projects are covering a length of 1,269 km at a cost of Rs. 16,598 crore. Out of which, 80 km length has been commissioned and an expenditure of Rs 4,260 crore has been incurred up to March 2019.

A gauge conversion project is covering a length of 140 km at a cost of Rs 1,349 crore. Out of which, 90 km length has been commissioned and Rs 191 crore has been spent on it.

25 doubling projects are covering a length of 3,159 km at a cost of Rs 32,037 crore. Out of which, 494 Km length has been commissioned and an expenditure of Rs 8,246 crore has been incurred up to March 2019.

In an unstarred question Deo asked whether there is inordinate delay in completion of railway line projects in Odisha and the steps being taken by the government to complete the Khurda-Bolangir railway line project.

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