Zone-wise details of Preliminary Engineering cum Traffic Surveys (PETS) conducted during the Five Year Plan Period 2012-17 for new line projects are as tabulated below:-
Out of the above, 3 Nos. new line projects have been sanctioned.
Reconnaissance / Preliminary Engineering cum Traffic Survey is pre-requisite for consideration of any new investment proposal for new projects to assess the likely investment, traffic potential and return from the same. Based on the outcome of Reconnaissance / Preliminary Engineering cum Traffic Survey, projects are sanctioned / included in Budget Document(Pink Book) on the basis of remunerativeness, last mile connectivity, missing links and alternate routes, augmentation of congested/saturated lines, socio-economic considerations etc. depending upon throwforward of ongoing project, overall availability of funds and competing demands. Zone-wise details of new line surveys shelved after examination are given below.
These projects could not be taken forward due to their unremunerative nature and large shelf of ongoing projects. An expenditure of ` 68.84 cr has been incurred on these surveys.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 19.07.2017 (Wednesday).