MINISTER OF RAILWAYS (SHRI PAWAN KUMAR BANSAL)
(a) to (c) A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF STARRED QUESTION NO. 430 BY SHRI DINESH
KASHYAP TO BE ANSWERED IN LOK SABHA ON 25.04.2013 REGARDING IRON ORE TRANSPORTATION.
(a) & (b) Year wise iron ore transported and the amount of freight earned by the railways from
Bailadila mines operated by the National Mineral Development Corporation Limited in Dantewada
district in Chhatisgarh for the 11th Five Year Plan (2007-08 to 2011-12) is as under:-
YEAR Loading Earning
(in Million Tonnes) (in Crores of Rupees)
2007-08 15.43 1050.33
2008-09 14.92 1261.53
2009-10 16.51 1221.85
2010-11 18.50 1676.28
2011-12 17.56 1521.18
(c) Steps that have been taken/being taken by the railways to improve the iron ore transportation
are as follows:
1. Rail connectivity to Iron Ore mines is an ongoing activity on Indian Railways. Railways have
formulated a new policy called âPolicy for participative Models in Rail Connectivity and Capacity
Augmentation Projectsâ which came into effect from 10.12.2012.
2. Following works have been undertaken in South-Eastern Railway and East Coast Railway, which
are two of the major Iron Ore loading zones.
(i) To facilitate growth in handling of Iron-ore in connection with expansion of Tata Steel
for production of 10 Million Tonnes of finished Steel, works for expansion of Adityapur yard has
(ii) Regrading of Tata Goods Yard has been completed.
(iii) Capacity of 8 lines to full length capacity in the classification yard of Tata is in
(iv) Push pull system in Tata Steel â Joda circuit has been introduced to reduce the turn-
round time of rakes to improve iron ore loading of Tata Steel.
(v) Doubling work of Padaphar â Banspani Section, Barbil - Barajamda Section, Banspani â
Jaruli Section and Dumetra â Champajharan Section has been completed.
(vi) Development of hot axle siding into full length loading line at Rangra in Chakradharpur
Division of South Eastern Railway has been completed on 1.2.2013.
(vii) An MOU was signed on 21.12.12 between Ministry of Railways and National Mineral
Development Corporation (NMDC) for 150 km long Kirandul-Jagdalpur Doubling Project in East
Coast Railway for carrying the mineral ore from the mines of NMDC in Kirandul and Bacheli area.
(viii) In East Coast Railway, 11 works of longer loops have been sanctioned in 2013-14 in order
to augment capacity, debottleneck congested sections, and facilitate long haul freight trains.
These will facilitate evacuation and transportation of coal and iron ore.
(ix) Long haul operation in empty direction and also partial heavy haul operation in KK line
has been introduced to improve capacity utilization.
(x) Commissioning of in-motion weigh bridge in sidings of National Mineral Development
Corporation to avoid enroute detention for the purpose of weighment at Bhansi and over loading
and commissioning of route relay interlocking (RRI) at Bacheli.
(xi) Augmentation of Rolling Stock for loading of iron ore and introduction of special type
wagons BOBSN, BOBSNM1 (25 tonne axle load) and BOY exclusively for transportation of Iron Ore
in close circuit operation between mines and steel plants.
(xii) Implementation of Rake Allotment System (RAS) in South Eastern and East Coast Railway
for transparent allotment of rakes against demand and for the optimum utilization of rolling
stock leading to maximization of iron ore loading.
3. Following important Iron Ore/Steel Connectivity Projects have been sanctioned and are ongoing :
S. N. Name of Iron Ore/ Steel Connectivity Sanctioned Projects
1 Rajkharswan-Sini-3rd line
2 Bimlagarh â Dumitra Doubling
3 Sini â Adityapur (22.5Km) 3rd line
4 Toranagallu- Rajithpura (22.9 Km) Doubling
5 Kirandul- Jadgalpur (150 Km) Doubling
6 Goelkera- Manoharpur 3rd line (40 Km)
7 Kankanadi- Panambur Patch Doubling (19 Km)
8 Banspani- Daitari- Tomka- Jakhapura (180 Km) Doubling
9 Dangoaposi- Rajkharswan 3rd line
10 Champajharan- Bimlagarh (21 Km) Doubling
11 Omalur- Metturdam Patch Doubling with electrification
12 Rajkharswan- Chakradharpur 3rd line (20 Km)
13 Manoharpur- Bondamanda 3rd line (30 Km)
14 Angul- Sukinda Road (98.7 Km) New Line
15 Daitari- Banspani (155 Km) Doubling
16 Dallirajahara- Jagdalpur (235 Km) New Line
17 Talcher- Bimlagarh (154 Km) New Line
18 Hospet-Hubli-Londa-Tinaighat-Vosco-de-Gama (352.28 km) Doubling