Mamata’s gift to Bengal

To promote sports,cultural and extra-curricular activities,indoor stadium will be developed at Bongaon near the India-Bangladesh border...

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: July 4, 2009 2:23 am

* To promote sports,cultural and extra-curricular activities,indoor stadium will be developed at Bongaon near the India-Bangladesh border

* To open nursing colleges on railway’s land in Kolkata

* Medical college will be set up at Barasat,B R Singh Hospital

* The Metro Railway Hospital at Tollygunge is proposed to be upgraded to a 75-bed hospital.

* The Indian Railways has planned to acquire 18,000 wagons under rolling stock programme as against 11,000 wagons in 2008-09. Railway budget proposes to initiate the process for taking over wagon units of Burn Standard.

* Railway Budget proposes to take over Basumati Sahitya Mandir,a state Public Undertaking in West Bengal

* Proposal to set up a new coach factory at Kanchrapara-Halisahar railway complex,where EMU/MEMUs and Metro coaches will be produced.This unit will be set up in a joint venture on a Public-Private Partnership mode.

* Howrah having been declared as a world class station,there is a need to segregate the suburban services to accommodate upgraded facilities. In this context,decongestion of Howrah by shifting suburban services to Saltgola will also be undertaken. Plans to undertake the following works:

a) Dakshineswar-Dum Dum-Barrackpore metro extension

b) Development of terminal at Majerhat

c) Majerhat-Diamond Harbour via Joka

d) Majerhat to Diamond Harbour,including Kidderpore-Garden Reach-Budge Budge

e) Dum Dum to Garia via Rajarhat

f) Dum Dum to Barasat metro extension

g) Park Circus to Bantala

* Survey for electrification will be carried out for Farakka Phase I up to Rampurhat

New Trains

1. New Jalpaiguri-Sealdah Superfast (Tri-weekly)

2. Howrah-Bangalore Superfast (Weekly)

3. Ranchi-Howrah (3 days via Ghatshila-Kharagpur and 3 days via Asansol )

4. Gandhidham-Howrah Superfast (Weekly)

5. Delhi-Farakka Express (Bi-weekly)

6. New Jalpaiguri-Delhi Express (Bi-weekly) via Barauni

7. Howrah-Haridwar Superfast (5 days a week)

8. Guwahati-New Cooch Behar Express Intercity (Daily)

9. Balurghat-New Jalpaiguri Express (Daily) via Kishanganj

10. Alipurduar-New Jalpaiguri Express Intercity (Daily) via Siliguri

11. Farakka-Katwa-Azimganj- Nabadwip Dham Express (Daily)

12. Kolkata-Rampurhat Express (Daily)

13. New Jalpaiguri-Digha Express (Weekly)

14. Purulia-Howrah Express (Bi-weekly)

15. Kolkata-Bikaner Express (Weekly) via Nagore

Four Duronto train services

1. Howrah-Mumbai (AC) Non-Stop (Bi-weekly)

2. Howarh-Delhi Non-Stop (Bi-weekly)

3.Sealdah-New Delhi Non-Stop (Bi-weekly)

4.Kolkata-Amritsar Non-Stop (Bi-weekly)

World class stations out of 50 announced in the budget

Howrah,Sealdah,Kolkata,New Jalpaiguri,Majerhat

Mult-functional Complexes (MFCs)

Darjeeling,Digha,Ganga Sagar,Tarapith,

New lines

Bishnupur-Gokulnagar of Tarakeswar-Bishnupur section

Doubling

1. Tala-Prinsepghat-Majerhat

2. Rampurhat-Ghumani (Third Line)

3. Dankuni-Bally (Third line)

4. Krishnagar-Lalgola

5 Bandel-Saktigarh (Third line)

6. Ghutiarisharif-Canning,

7. Dakshin Barasat-Lakshmikantapur

Railway Electrification

Khana-Farakka Phase-I up to Rampurhat

Proposal for new lines

1. Bongaon-Bagdah

2. Dankuni-Jorgalpara-Furfura Sharif-Jangipara-Bargachia

3. Balurghat-Hilly

4. Salboni-Jhargram via Lalgarh,Belpahari

5. Digha-Jaleswar-Puri

6. Bisnupur-Mukutmonipur

7. Krishnagar-Behrampore via Chapra,Karimpur

8. Tarakeswar-Magra restoration

9. Kaliyaganj-Buniadpur

10. Panskura-Ghatal-Chandrakona and Ghatal-Arambagh

11. Namkhana-Bakkhali

12. Joynagar-Raidigi

13. Arambagh-Khana

14. Canning-Gosaba via Basanti

15. Kakdweep-Sagar-Kapilmuni

16. Mandir Bazar-Ramganga

17. Chalsha-Jhaldhaka

18. Baruipara-Furfura Sharif-Arambagh

19. Krishnagar-Nabadwipghat extension to BB loop

20. Machhlandpur-Swarupnagar

21. Sainthia-Chowrigacha via Kandi

21. Singur-Nandigram

22. Mirik-Gangtok

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