Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether a railway line survey had been conducted to connect Khalilabad through rail route via Balrampur, Shriduttganj, Utraulla, Dumariaganj, Basi and Mendawal in the State of Uttar Pradesh;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the survey work of rail route between Balrampur and Khalilabad connecting three districts Sidharthnagar, Sant Kabir Nagar and Balrampur along with four parliamentary cons- tituencies of Shravasti, Gonda, Dumariaganj and Sant Kabir Nagar was again sanctioned and the survey work has been done;
(d) if so, the details thereof; and
(e) the time by which the said rail route is likely to be completed?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI MANOJ SINHA)
(a): to (e): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1045 BY SHRI DADDAN MISHRA TO BE ANSWERED IN LOK SABHA ON 02.03.2015 REGARDING SURVEY FOR RAIL ROUTE.
(a) to (d): Only one work of survey for construction of new line from Khaliabad- Balrampur via Shriduttganj, Utraula, Domariyaganj, Bansi & Menhdawal was sanctioned in 2011-12 and the same has been completed in January, 2015. As per survey report, the cost of construction of 147 Km. long line has been assessed as ` 1224 crore with the rate of return of 4.57%.
The project alignment passed through Sant Kabir Nagar, Sidhrathnagar and Balrampur districts of Uttar Pradesh and was supposed to serve the parliamentary constituency of Gonda, Domariyaganj, Sant Kabir Nagar and Shrawasti.
(e): Since the new line project has not been sanctioned, no time frame for its completion can be given.