CR gets 15 pc additional funds in interim budget

Sushant Ranjan
Saturday, 2 February 2019

“We do not have any fund crunch. The budget has given us 15 per cent extra than the previous year. The allocation of the amount is huge and all for new lines, infrastructure and other expenditure,” said Sunil Udasi, Chief Public Relation Officer of CR. 

PUNE: Union Finance and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal’s Railway Budget 2019 had many things to cheer for the common man. It mentions a record planned expenditure of Rs 1.58 lakh. The Central Railway (CR) has received Rs 7,672 crore for development, infrastructure, new lines, platform expansion and others. 

“We do not have any fund crunch. The budget has given us 15 per cent extra than the previous year. The allocation of the amount is huge and all for new lines, infrastructure and other expenditure,” said Sunil Udasi, Chief Public Relation Officer of CR. 

However, the Pune division has received Rs 2,425 crore for new Pune-Nashik railway line  which was allocated two years ago. 

In this budget, Rs 10 lakh has been proposed for the outlay. A survey will be carried out from this amount. It has been a long standing demand from commuters that a new railway line should be built between Pune and Nashik. Apart from this, the Pune-Miraj-Londa line has also received Rs 14.99 crore in the proposed outlay. 

The Pune division has received Rs 5 crore revised outlay for Pune-Daund chord line for connecting with Daund-Manmad main line. 

The new chord line will help passengers not to go to Daund junction if the train is moving towards Itarsi. Presently, the train has to stop for half an hour at Daund junction for engine movement and move towards 

Itarsi.  To construct the Hadapsar as satellite terminal, the division has received Rs 10 lakh in the revised outlay. The remodelling yard for Pune junction, the division has received Rs 20 lakh for the same. 

The division has received Rs 15 lakh for remote terminal units at various level crossing gates and provision of networking of all remote terminal units and Rs 6 lakh for interlocking of level crossing gates in the revised outlay.

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