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road transport And the highest number of 407 projects are pending in the highways sector. After this, 114 projects of railways and 86 projects of petroleum sector are running late. This information has been received from a government report. According to the February 2023 report on infrastructure sector projects, 407 out of 717 projects in the road transport and highways sector are delayed. 114 out of 173 railway projects are running behind schedule. At the same time, 86 out of 146 projects in the petroleum sector are running behind schedule.
276 months behind schedule
The Infrastructure and Project Monitoring Division (IPMD) monitors Central Sector Projects costing more than Rs 150 crore. IPMD comes under the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation. The report shows that Munirabad-Mahbubnagar rail project is the most delayed project. It is 276 months behind schedule. The second most delayed project is the Udhampur-Srinagar-Barapula rail project. There is a delay of 247 months in this. In addition, the Belapur-Seawood Urban Electrification Double Line Project is 228 months behind schedule. The report for February 2023 details 1,418 central sector projects costing Rs 150 crore or more.
823 projects behind schedule
As per the report, 823 projects are behind their original schedule. At the same time, there are 346 projects whose cost has increased. 242 projects are also running late and their cost has also increased. A total of 823 projects are behind their original schedule and 159 projects have further delays as compared to the previous month. Out of these 159 projects, 38 are mega projects i.e. projects of more than Rs 1,000 crore. Regarding the road transport and highways sector, the report said that the original cost of implementation of 717 projects was Rs 3,97,255.47 crore, which is now estimated to increase to Rs 4,14,400.44 crore. In this way, the cost of these projects has increased by 4.3 percent. Till February 2023, Rs 2,33,007.06 crore has been spent on these projects, which is 56.2 per cent of the original cost.
The cost of 173 railway projects increased
Similarly, the original cost of implementation of 173 projects in the railway sector was Rs 3,72,761.45 crore, which was later revised to Rs 6,26,632.52 crore. In this way their cost has increased by 68.1 percent. Rs 3,79,380.95 crore or 60.5 per cent of the estimated cost of the projects has been spent on these projects till February 2023. The original cost of implementation of 146 projects in the petroleum sector was Rs 3,67,615.67 crore, but later it was increased to Rs 3,85,117.08 crore. The cost of these projects has increased by 4.8 per cent. Rs 1,44,162.3 crore has been spent on these projects till February 2023, which is 37.4 per cent of the total cost.
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