INTERIM BUDGET GRANT OF RS. 5508 CRORES FOR SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY IN 2024-25 REMARKABLE INCREASE IN BUDGET GRANT FOR RAILWAYS IN WEST BENGAL, JHARKHAND AND ODISHA

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There has been a remarkable increase in Budget Grant for Railways in West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha in 2024-25. Addressing a press meet through video conferencing from New Delhi, Hon’ble Railway Minister, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw said that there has been complete transformation of Railways in the last 10 years and highlighted the Interim Budget Grants pertaining to Railways in different States for the current financial year.

In this budget there has been a record allocation of Rs.13,810 crores for West Bengal against the average allocation of Rs.4,380 crores during the period from 2009 to 2014. The Budget allocation of 2024-25 is 3 times (approx.) more than the average Budget allocation of 2009-14. In this current budget, the total outlay for Railways modernization and expansion in Jharkhand is Rs. 7,234 crores against the average outlay of Rs.457 crores during 2009 to 2014. The Budget allocation of 2024-25 is 15 times (approx.) more than the average Budget allocation of 2009-14. For Odisha there has been a total allocation of Rs.10,536 crores for 2024-25 against the average outlay of Rs.838 crores during 2009 to 2014. The Budget allocation of 2024-25 is 12 times (approx.) more than the average Budget allocation of 2009-14.

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Hon’ble Minister for Railways also informed that, three major railway corridor programs will be implemented. These are:

  • Energy, mineral and cement corridor
  • Port-connectivity corridor
  • High-traffic density corridor

These Railway corridors will improve logistics efficiency, reduce cost, and will improve safety for passenger trains as well. Moreover, 40,000 normal rail bogies will be converted to Vande Bharat standards he added.

Shri Anil Kumar Mishra, General Manager, South Eastern Railway was present at SER Headquarters, Garden Reach during the video conference of Hon’ble Railway Minister. General Manager highlighted the achievements of SER during the current financial year and also briefed the media about the budget proposals. He said that the Interim Budget Grant for South Eastern Railway is Rs. 5508 Crores in 2024-25.

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Photo Caption:

Photo-1: Hon’ble Railway Minister, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw briefing the media persons through video conferencing from New Delhi on 01-02-2024.

Photo-2: Shri Anil Kumar Mishra, General Manager, South Eastern Railway interacting with the media persons at SER Headquarters, Garden Reach on 01-02-2024.

 

In view of developmental works in Adra Division of South Eastern Railway, the following trains will be regulated as under:

 

 

 

Cancellation of Trains:

 

1. 08671/08672 Adra-Bhaga-Adra MEMU Special will remain cancelled on 05.02.2024 and 10.02.2024.

 

2. 08667/08668 Bhojudih-Bhaga-Bhojudih MEMU Special will remain cancelled on 05.02.2024.

 

3. 08644/08643 Asansol-Adra-Asansol MEMU Special will remain cancelled on 06.02.2024.

 

 

 

Short Termination/Short Origination of Trains:

 

1. 08680/08679 Adra-Midnapur-Adra MEMU Special, journey commencing on 06.02.2024 will be short terminated at/short originated from Bankura.

 

2. 08174/08652 Tatanagar-Asansol-Barabhum MEMU Special, journey commencing on 06.02.2024, 08.02.2024 and 10.02.2024 will be short terminated at/short originated from Adra.

 

3. 18035/18036 Kharagpur-Hatia-Kharagpur Express, journey commencing on 07.02.2024 and 09.02.2024 will be short terminated at/short originated from Adra.

 

4. 03594/03593 Asansol-Purulia-Asansol Special, journey commencing on 07.02.2024 will be short terminated at/short originated from Adra.

 

 

 

Diversion of Train:

 

1. 18601 Tatanagar-Hatia Express, journey commencing on 05.02.2024, 07.02.2024 and 09.02.2024 will run on diverted route via Chandil-Gunda Bihar-Muri.

 

2. 18115 NSCB Gomoh-Chakradharpur Express, journey commencing on 05.02.2024 and 10.02.2024 will run on diverted route via Mohuda-Talgaria-Bhojudih

 

CONTINUATION OF SPECIAL TRAINS

            With a view to clear the extra rush of passengers, it has been decided to continue the running of Special Trains as per the given schedule:-

  • 03101Sealdah-Puri Special will continue to run till 30.03.2024
  • 03102 Puri-Sealdah Special will continue to run till 31.03.2024

 

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