Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
08-December-2011 13:12 IST
Ongoing Railway Projects
On Indian Railways, there are 129 new lines, 45 gauge conversion and 166 doubling ongoing projects. Review of projects is a continuous process. The progress depends on availability of resources. As on April 1, 2011, Railways need approx. Rs. 1,25,000 crore to complete these projects. No sanctioned project has been shelved.

Railways undertake new line projects not only based on their commercial viability but also on socio-economic and strategic considerations.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri K. H. Muniyappa in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.