The Central Government allocated Rs 4,418 crore to Telangana Government for various railway projects. The allocation of the funds are for the fiscal year 2023-24. In the previous year 2022-23, Rs 3,048 crore were allocated 2022-23. On the other hand, the Central Government sanctioned a gross amount of Rs. 13,786.19 crores to South Central Railway (SCR), for the year 2023-24 compared to Rs 8,349.75 crores for the year 2022-23, which accounts for nearly 65 percent increase over last year.
Arun Kumar Jain, SCR general manager while addressing stated there has been a consistent increase in the funds’ allocation to Telangana. The manager stated the details of the budgetary allocations of the ongoing New Line Projects. The Central Government allocated Rs 345 crores for Munirabad to Mahbubnagar railway line. On the other hand, the CG allocated Rs 185 crores for Manoharabad–Kothapalli line. Further Rs 10 crores allotted for Manuguru to Ramagundam line. The Manager of SCR further stated that the Central Government allocated Rs. 600 crores for the MMTS Phase II project doubling and electrification. Similarly, the Central government allocated Rs. 337.52 crore for Kazipet to Vijayawada, and Rs 450.86 crore was allotted for Kazipet to Balharshah third-line projects.
The total budget which the Central Government allocated for new lines in the latest Union Budget is Rs 819 crore.
The SCR Manager Arun Kumar stated that in the latest budget, the Central Government allocated Rs 60 crores for Guntur to Bibinagar doubling project. It was further said by the SCR manager that Rs 315.6 crore was allocated for the electrification of the Manmad to Mudkhed to Dhone section. Rs 82 crore was allotted for the development of the satellite terminal at Cherlapally station. For doubling, third line, and bypass line works, the capital outlay is Rs 3,374.44 crore for the fiscal year 2023-24. The total budget which the Central Government allocated for new lines in the latest Union Budget is Rs 819 crore. For electrification works, the budgetary grant is Rs. 588 crores. The manager further added that the government allocated Rs 68.34 crores for the implementation of Kavach; the indigenously developed Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS).