Renewal of Tracks on Indian Railways
Track renewal on Indian Railways is a continuous activity, which is undertaken as and when a stretch of track becomes due for renewal on the basis of Gross Million Tonnes carried or on condition basis. Track renewal is taken up for long as well as for short patches according to need. Approximately 5794 km of track renewal (in Complete Track Renewal Units) are sanctioned as on 1st April, 2011. Out of this, Track Renewal of 3000 km has been targeted for completion during 2011-12, and progress of 1706 km has been achieved up to October, 2011.
During 2011-12, against proportionate target of 1574 km, a progress of 1706 km track renewal has been achieved up to October 2011. Track renewal works are prioritized according to the need and funds availability keeping in view safe train operation as the topmost priority.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri K. H. Muniyappa in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.