Nadikudi to Srikalahasti railway work
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 2714
ANSWERED ON 04.01.2019
Completion of Nadikudi Srikalahasti Project
2714 Shri Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar
Shri T.G. Venkatesh
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether the attention of the Government is drawn to the matter of Nadikudi-Srikalahasti Railway Project which is pending since a long time for completion;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons for the delay in completion of the project;
(c) the status of the project as on date; and
(d) the steps being taken by Government to complete the project at the earliest?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) & (b) Nadikudi–Srikalashti new line project was included in Pink Book 2011-12 on 50% cost sharing and land free of cost with Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Land acquisition:- Government of Andhra Pradesh has handed over the land between Piduguralla-Savalayapuram (45 Kms) in July & August 2016. Land disputes are there in Piduguralla-Savalyapuram sections in two lengths of 2.3 Km and 0.4 Km and the same is being pursued by Railways in the Hon’ble High Court and with State Government to sort out the issues.
Requisition for Land acquisition for remaining length of project has been submitted by Railways to the State Govt.
(c) New Piduguralla-Rompicherla section: All works are completed except in disputed length of 2.3 Km. Rompicherla-Savalyapuram section: Works have been taken up. Works in balance length will be taken up after land acquisition.
(d) The completion of Railway project requires clearances from various departments of State Governments and Central Ministries like acquisition of land, statutory clearance like forestry and wild life clearances, shifting of utilities etc. Therefore, time line for completion of project can not be fixed.