Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh Objective
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 1438
ANSWERED ON 21.12.2018
Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh
1438 Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh was created in 2017-18 for safety works;
(b) if so, the amount earmarked for the purpose; and
(c) the amount spent so far and safety measures undertaken especially in Punjab?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a): Yes, Sir. ‘Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh’ has been introduced in 2017-18 for safety works relating renewal, replacement, upgradation of critical safety assets under Capital segment of Budget.
(b): The fund has a corpus of Rs.1 lakh crore over a period of five years, with an annual outlay of Rs.20,000 crore.
(c): In 2017-18, expenditure of Rs.16091 crore has been incurred from ‘Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh. The Fund under ‘Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh’ is utilized to finance works under plan heads Traffic Facilities, Rolling Stock, Level Crossings, Road Over Bridges/Road Under Bridges, Track Renewal, Bridge Works, Signal and Telecommunication Works, other Electrical Works, Traction Distribution Works, Machinery and Plant, Workshop, Passenger Amenities and Training/Human Resource Development. Safety measures undertaken by Indian Railways are not maintained State-wise.