ISLAMABAD: The federal authorities has allotted improvement funds value Rs40 billion to the Railway Division within the annual price range for the yr 2018-19 in comparison with Rs36 billion earmarked for uplift schemes within the yr 2017-18. In comparison with allocations made in earlier price range to Railway Division the federal government within the present fiscal yr 2018-19 has enhanced funds for improvement works to the tune of Rs4 billion.
The event funds can be launched to the Railway Sector beneath the Public Sector Improvement Programme.
Out of the entire funds allotted for improvement works within the present fiscal yr, Rs27763.983 million can be spent on previous schemes that are underway whereas Rs12246.017 million can be earmarked on new tasks to be initiated by Railway Sector.
In all work on 29 previous schemes is underway which stays to be accomplished within the present yr. Equally, Railway has 10 new tasks to launch with the discharge of introduced funds through the yr 2018-19.
Beneath the brand new schemes that are in pipeline, Railway would spend Rs400 million for buying land for Gwadar connectivity, Rs4546 million for acquisition of land for Railway Hall from sea port from 5.25 km to 9 km and Railway Operational Land from 12 to 14 km at Gwadar. For carrying feasibility research(PC-II) for development of latest rail hyperlink from Havelian to Pak-China border measuring 682 km beneath CPEC an quantity of Rs1 million have been earmarked. Set up of escalators and elevators at main railway stations can also be on the playing cards of this sector on which Rs225 million can be spent. Railway has additionally determined to acquire Monitor Machines in accordance with trendy practices. For this objective Rs1300 million can be allotted. For upgradation of aid trains together with rolling inventory and equipments Rs472.500 million can be spent.
Whereas all these schemes can be initiated and accomplished by the top of June, 2019 however it relies upon upon the situation of availability of funds, stated officers within the Railway Ministry on situation of anonymity. Based on them authorities pronounces funds for previous and new works however on account of non launch of allotted grant by PSDP, tasks stay incomplete, they stated.
Equally among the many ongoing schemes the key schemes that are underway embrace procurement of seventy five diesel electrical locomotives for which Rs7000 million are required and for doubling of monitor from Khanewal to Raiwind measuring 246 kilometers an quantity of Rs1203.016 million wanted. For carrying preliminary design research of upgradation/rehabilitation of mainline (ML-I) and development of New Dry Port cargo dealing with facility at Havelian, the Railway would spend Rs3569.934 million. Railway is engaged on a pilot venture which incorporates mechanization of monitor upkeep. Quantity of Rs877.448 million can be allotted for this function.
Work on particular restore of one hundred diesel electrical locomotives can also be pending and it will be accomplished on the tune of Rs866 million.
The Railway division sought big quantity of Rs27753.983 million for finishing previous schemes that are underway and Rs12248.017 million for beginning new tasks. Mockingly the Railway authorities haven’t proposed funds for restore, rehabilitation of railway bridges as situation of a number of bridges are reportedly dangerous and deteriorated.
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