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Supplementary demands for Railways presented in LS

delhi Updated: Dec 10, 2009 17:49 IST
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday presented in Lok Sabha the supplementary demand for grants of her Ministry worth over Rs 731 crore for 2009-10.

The amount of Rs 731.30 crore has been sought for execution of various projects identified as 'National Projects' and taking up some 'out of turn' works during the period.

The national projects identified include construction of the 290 km Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla line in Jammu and Kashmir, Kumarghat-Agartala line in Tripura, Bogibeel bridge in Assam and several other such projects in the Northeast.

Other projects ranging from extending the capacity of diesel shed to safety issues like manning unmanned level crossings figure in the list for which funds are being sought by the Ministry.

The Railway Safety Fund would also be augmented by Rs 21 crore and Railway Funds by Rs 26 crore.

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