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Rail Budget 2013 Full Speech

Rail Budget 2013 Full Speech

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Published by Surabhi Malik
Rail Budget 2013 Full Speech
Rail Budget 2013 Full Speech

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Published by: Surabhi Malik on Feb 26, 2013
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86. It is targeted to convert 450 km of MG/NG lines to broad gauge
during 2013-14. The sections are given in Annexure 6.

87. The target for Doubling has been increased to 750 km for 2013-14.
The sections proposed to be completed in 2013-14 are given in Annexure

88. I also wish to announce resumption of work on new line projects
of Chickmagalur - Sakleshpur and Bengaluru - Satyamangalam, which
were pending for want of resources and other mandatory clearances,
after State Government of Karnataka agreed to give land free of cost and
bear 50% of the cost.

89. As we have seen, trains to various religious destinations are
always overcrowded. To facilitate pilgrims’ journeys, I have decided to
add more trains to these places. Amongst the five Sikh Takhts, it is only
Takht Shri Damdama Sahib at Talwandi Sabo which is not connected by
a rail link. I, therefore, propose to take up construction of railway line
from Rama Mandi to Maur Mandi via Talwandi Sabo to provide this


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