Gauge Conversion on Railways
1516 kilometres and 837 kilometres of Metre Gauge//Narrow Gauge lines were converted into Board Gauge lines during 20009-10 and 2010-11 respectively across the country. A target of 1017 km of gauge conversion has been fixed for 2011-12 against which 47 kilometres of gauge conversion has been completed till July, 2011.
The Railways have launched ‘Project Unigauge’ to convert the existing Metre Gauge/Narrow Gauge lines into Broad Gauge except Heritage lines. As on 01.04.2011, 8555 kilometres of Metre Gauge/Narrow Gauge lines existing on Indian Railways, are yet to be converted to Broad Gauge line. Presently, works have been taken up for conversion of 5857 kilomeres of Metre Gauge/Narrow Gauge lines to Broad Gauge.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Bharatsinh Solanki in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.