The South Central Railway is keen to complete construction of 17 road over-bridges and under-bridges this year.
SCR general manager PK Srivastava reviewed the current status of the sanctioned projects at a meeting with officials here on Thursday. At present, 19 new railway lines, four track doubling and tripling projects and 37 road over-bridge (RoB) and under-bridge(RuB) works and 19 traffic facility works are taken up by the construction wing of SCR.
As the sanctioned projects require huge money, the general manager advised the officials to prioritise the projects on the basis of importance and take up works on them in a focused manner to enable their early completion.
Two new railway lines have been commissioned so far in the current financial year. While the 59-km-long Gadwal-Raichur line (Rs 300 crore) was opened in October, the 32-km-long Humnabad-Khanapur track (Rs 200 crore) was opened in December.
During the current financial year, an amount of `202 crore has been spent on laying new lines, `30 crore on track doubling, `28 crore on traffic facility and ` 40 crore on RoB/RuBs. Work on four of the 17 RoB/RuBs has been completed and on the others is in progress.
There were 10 projects the cost of which Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have agreed to share, Srivastava said, adding that the SCR would complete the task in close co-ordination with the state governments on issues like land acquisition and clearances.