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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
15-December-2011 13:39 IST
Railways Safety Fund
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A Railway Safety Fund was set up in 2001-02 with a balance of Rs. 532.31 crore.    The following amount was appropriated and withdrawn from the fund during the last three years and the current year:-

(Rupees in crore)

 

Opening Balance

Appropriation

Withdrawal

Closing Balance

2008-09

2105

777

565

2316

2009-10

2316

1071

805

2582

2010-11

2582

935

1100

2417

2011-12(BE)

2417

1043

2000

1460

 

With the setting up of Railway Safety Fund, construction of 379 road over/under bridges and manning of 3,164 unmanned level crossings has been completed, thus providing better safety to rail and road users.

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.

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