As on 31.3.2016, the state-wise length of railway lines in terms of Route Kilometers’ is as under :
|NAME OF STATE||ROUTE KILOMETRES|
|JAMMU & KASHMIR||298.19|
|NAME OF UNION TERRITORY||ROUTE KILOMETRES|
|ANDMAN & NICOBAR||0.00|
263 numbers of new line surveys have been taken up in the country. Surveys require investigation of one or more routes, in consultation with State Governments and Forest Department, to decide the most technically feasible alignment, interaction with State Government, trade and industries for assessment of traffic projections, preparation of plans and drawings for calculation of costs etc. Since this is an extensive exercise, it is not possible to fix time lines for completion of 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 07.12.2016 (Wednesday).