·Southern Railway has been granted an amount of Rs.3340 crore as budgetary allocation for the year 2020-2021 with a grant of Rs.1238 crore for doubling, Rs.175 crores towards gauge conversion ,  Rs.37 crores for traffic facilities and Rs.198 crores for passenger amenities.
·New projects at a cost of Rs. 4131 has been sanctioned towards doubling of Katpadi-Villupuram line, Salem-Karur-Dindigul line, Erode-Karur line and Chennai Beach- Chennai Egmore (4th line).  A sanction of Rs.280 crores for Chennai Beach – Chennai Egmore 4th line will help easing congestion in this section.
·With focus o­n Safety, for  elimination of level crossing gates an amount of Rs.880 crores have been sanctioned for new road over bridges and Road under bridges particularly o­n the Golden quadrilateral/diagonal routes (Chennai – Gudur/Chennai – Arakkonam – Renigunta).  This has the potential to increase the speed of trains.
·Replacement of Route relay interlocking (RRI) and A, B and C cabins at Jolarpettai has been allotted an outlay of Rs.6 crore.
·Provision of centralized traffic control in connection with modern train control system has been sanctioned at a cost of Rs.148 cr.  This will help in enhancing the line capacity and safety.
·Harnessing the benefits of technology for Safe train operations, provision of  indigenous train collision avoidance system o­n low density railway network has been sanctioned at a cost of Rs.468.9 cr.
·Under Passenger amenities head, a new work for an amount of Rs.150 crores towards minimum essential amenities with more focus o­n  facilities for divyangjan at stations across southern railway has been sanctioned. Rs.75 crores sanctioned towards soft upgrades at stations ( like improvement in station buildings, tall flags, steel benches, cover over platform, etc.)

1.Budgetary grant (BG) under various Plan heads
Plan Head
BG 2020-21 (In Rs.Crores)
11
New lines
     2.70
14
Gauge Conversion
175.18
15
Doubling
1238.10
including EBR (IF)
16
Traffic Facilities
 37.12
17
Computerisation
  7.03
21
Rolling Stock
106.59
29
Road Safety Work- Level Crossings
102.36
30
Road Safety Work-ROBs/RUBs
335.52
31
Track Renewals
      730.00
32
Bridge Works
        54.5
33
Signalling & Telecommunication works
105.06
36
Other Electrical work, incl. TRD
39.48
41
Machinery & Plant
         27.76
42
Workshop including PUs
55.04
51
Staff Welfare
63.96
53
Passenger Amenities
198.11
64
Other Specified work
53.34
65
Training/HRD
8.1
Grand Total
3340.00


2.Budget grant for some important o­ngoing work is as under:
Sl.No
Plan Head
Section
BG (In. Rs. Cr)
1.
New Line
Rameswaram-Dhanushkodi (17.2 Km)
    2.7       
2
Gauge Conversion
Mayiladuturai-Tiruvarur-Karaikudi   & Tiruturaipundi- Agastiyampalli
 (47.2 Km including Mannargudi-Needamangalam-Mannargudi-Pattukottai Line)
100.00
Madurai-Bodinayakkanur (90.41 Km)
  75.18
3.
Doubling
Chengalpattu-Villupuram (103 Km): Tambaram-Chengalpattu-3rd line by GC of existing MG line alongwith electrification (30Km)
 132.00
Kurruppanthura-Chingavanam
(26.54 km)
 88.00
Ambalapuzha-Haripad (18.13 km)
 13.95
Omalur-Metur dam- With electrification (29.03 km)
 56.85
Trivandrum-Kanyakumari (86.56 km)
133.5
Madurai-Maniyachi-Tuticorin (160 Km)
367.00
Maniyachi-Nagercoil (102 Km)
345.00
Netravati-Mangalore Central (1.5 Km)
  10.7
Salem-Magnesite-Omalur (11 Km)
  22.00
4
Traffic Facilities
Mangalore Central- Addl Platform lines
   3.00
3.Importance New Works sanctioned are as under:
Sl.No
P.Book item no.
Works
Sanctioned Cost (In Rs.Cr)
Doubling
1.
38
Katpadi-Villupuram (160.10 Km)
1601
2.
39
Salem-Karur-Dingigul (160 Km)
1600
3.
40
Erode-Karur (65 km)
  650
4.
41
Chennai Beach- Chennai Egmore (4.3 km)
  280
  Total (a)
4131
Traffic Facilities
1.
60
SR- Yard modification to improve speed, intermediate block hut and development of new coaching terminal (b)
22.51
Road Safety Works- Level Crossings
1.
101
SR-Engineering work at LCs (c )
20
Road Safety works- ROB/RUBs
1.
401
SR- ROB/RUB o­n Golden quadrilateral/diagonal routes
480
2.
402
SR-ROB/RUBs
200
3.
403
RUBs o­n Golden quadrilateral/diagonal routes
200
Total (d)
880
Track Renewal work
1.
913
SR - Primary Track Renewal - TRR & TSR
292.09
2.
914
SR-Complete Track Renewal (Primary)
273.64
3.
915
SR - Through Fastening  , Ballast Renewal , Through Formation treatment , ISD TBTR & Through Weld Renewal
356.47
4.
916
SR - Through Turnout Renewal, Renewal of SEJs, Glued joints etc.
 187.16
5.
917
SR - Secondary Track Renewal namely CTR, TRR & TSR
   24.38
Total (e)
1133.74
Bridge works, Tunnel Works and approaches
1
972
SR - Repl. Of girders/slabs, rehabilitation/strengthening of sub structure & super structure, rebuilding of bridges, bridge production works and addl waterway (f)
  125.00
Signalling & Telecommunication works
1.
1005
 SR - Upgradation of signalling gears
  94.00
2.
1006
SR - Provision of centralised control system with electronic interlocking/ interfaces and block optimisation system (automatic block signalling) in connection with modern train control system o­n GQ/GD (203 km)
148.19
3.
1007
SR - Provision of indigenious train collision avoidance system o­n low density network (1563 km)
 468.9
4.
1008
SR - Provision of long term evaluation system o­n low density railway network (1563 km)
 312.60
5.
1009
SR - Repl. / provision of telecom assets with multi protocol level switching / internet protocol based technology
   19.76
6.
1010
SR - Provision of modern train control system o­n GQ/GD (271 km)
 203.25
Total (g)
1246.70
Workshops including PUs
1.
1072
SR, SCR, SER, WR - Upgradation / improvement in infrastructure and augmentationof  maintenance & manufacturing capacity of mechanical workshops
  405.00
2.
1073
All Zones - Upgradation / augmentation of coaching rolling stock (incl. DPRS) maintenance facilities in open line
  370.00
Total (h)
  775.00
Passenger Amenities
1.
1169
SR - Minimum essential amenities & facilities for Divyangjan at stations (other than telecom, lift & quick watering system)
  150.00
2.
1170
SR - Soft upgrades at stations (like imp. In station buildings, tall flags, steel benches, cover over platform etc.)
    75.00
Total (i)
   225.00
Grand Total (a-i)
  8559