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Rs 49 crore for developing Delhi stations

business Updated: Feb 26, 2008 22:41 IST
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Railway stations in the national capital are in for a major facelift with the rail budget allocating Rs 48.64 crore for upgradation and modernisation of its facilities.

An amount of Rs 60 crore has also been earmarked for doubling of lines in New Delhi.

Announcing the allotments in the rail budget, Railway Minister Lalu Prasad said Rs 1.40 crore has been alloted for the Phase III of development of New Delhi railway station in the next fiscal.

Another sum of Rs six crore has been alloted for the Phase IV of the development plans for New Delhi railway station.

The development of a new terminal in Anand Vihar has attracted Rs 33.12 crore while for carrying out alterations in Hazrat Nizamuddin coach factory, Rs one crore has been alloted.

An amount of Rs 2.36 has been alloted for the bypass line between Brar Square and Delhi Cantt station.

Money has been alloted for doubling of lines at Tilak Bridge (Rs 10 crore), Tuglaqabad-Palwal (Rs 25 crore) and Anand Vihar-Sahidabad (35 crore).

Railways have alloted Rs 1.53 crore for constructing an overbridge in Vivek Vihar while another Rs 30 lakh has been earmarked for an ovebridge in Yamuna Nagar.

The laying of optic fibre between Delhi-Ambala route is expected to complete in the next fiscal and a sum of Rs 3.03 crore has been alloted.

Out of the ten new Garib Raths, four originate from the capital, Prasad said, adding 10 out of 53 new mail and express trains either pass through or originate from New Delhi.