PREVIOUS HOUR

PK/MCM/1W/2.00

The House reassembled at two of the clock,

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN in the Chair.

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MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The Appropriation (Railways) No. 3 Bill, 2007. ...(Interruptions)...

ָ : ָ, ָ ִֻ , ָ ֻ .......(־֮֬)

ֳ֯ : ָ , ֯ ך........(־֮֬) ָ ך.....(־֮֬)

ָ : ָ, ߕ י ......(־֮֬)

ֳ֯ : ֈ ָָ This is not Zero Hour. ...(Interruptions).. The hon. Minister ...(Interruptions)...

ָ : ָ ֻ , ֱ ָ ֋ ......(־֮֬)

ֳ֯ : ָ ׻֋ ֯ , It is a State subject. ...(Interruptions).. A notice has to be given. ...(Interruptions)... ֈ י ֻ֟ , ֈ ָ ֻ֟ .......(־֮֬)

ָ : ָ, ֈ ֻ֮ .......(־֮֬) ָ -ִֻ֮ .......(־֮֬)

ֳ֯ : ֯ և, י ו֋ օ....(־֮֬)

ָ : ָ, ֱ ָ ֋.....(־֮֬)

ֳ֯ : և, ֯ י ו֋ ָ ָ כߕ֮ ......(־֮֬)

ϟ֯ : ֻ ִֻ ......(־֮֬)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Please allow the Business to go on. ...(Interruptions)..

ָ : ָ, י ӟָ֕ ֲ ֟ ֋.....(־֮֬)

߸ י : ָָ և .......(־֮֬)

ֳ֯ : ֯ י ָ כߕ֮ ......(־֮֬)

ָ : ֮ ־ֲ פ ָ ....(־֮֬)

ֳ֯ : ָ , ֯ ֮ ׻֋, Ӥ ו֋......(־֮֬)

Please allow the Business. ...(Interruptions)...

THE APPROPRIATION (RAILWAYS) NO. 3 BILL. 2007

ӡ ( ֻ ֤) : , ß־ :

ϵ֣֮ ׾֢ߵ 2007-2008 ֆ ׻֋ ָ ד֟ ׮׬ ןֵ֯ ׿ֵ Ӥֵ ׾׮ֵ ׬ ֻ ׾֬ ָ, ֳ ָ ׸ , ׾ָ֓ ֋

The question was proposed.

֚ () : ֮־֤ ֳ֯ן , ־ ָ ׾ָ֓ ׻֋ ֕ ֤ ã֟ , ָָ ָ ׾ָ֓ ִֵ ֲ ־ ֵ֯ ָ , ׾ ָ ֣ ֮ ׾ ָ ֮ ֟ ֟ ӡ ֮־֤ ֟ ־ ִ ӡֵֻ ָ ֋ ֳ פֵ և-և ֮ֆ þן ״ֻ ָ ֵ ֻ , ֯ ִ֬ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ֮ ׯ֔ ָ ֮ ֕ ׯ֔ ָ ֲֻ , ָ և ֕ ־ ֳ ׮׿֟ Ӥ ־ ӡֵֻ ָ ֮ֆ ֳ ׮ ֤֯ ֮ֆ ָ ֵ ֲ ־ ֳ ֣-֣ ־ ֮ ִו וִָ , ֻ ïײ׻֙ ־ ִ֮ ׯ֔ ִ ײ֮ ֳ ׮ ֤֯ ָ ֵ և , ָ ֵ ־ֿ (1x ָ ֿ:)

GS-PB/1X/2.05

֚ (֟) : ֳ֯ן , ִ ߸ ֮ ָ ״ֻ , ָ ִ֯ ִָ ػ ָ ִ ֻ , ִ ֻ , Ӥ և ײ֔և , ֛ ָ և ײ֔և ִ ָָ ָ ֵ ֓ ֮ ָָ ֮ ֳ , ֮ ׮ , ָ ֳ ֮֟ Ùיו ꌙ ꌙ ֳ-׮ ֤֯ ׻ֵ ֵ , ׻ ־ֿֆ ֮ ֟ , ֮ ׻ֵ ֵ ֛ߋ ָָ ִֵ ֮ ָ ֵ ֮ ָ ֵ ֻ , ֵ ֻ ׻֋ ӡֵֻ ֬և

ֳ֯ן , ָ ׯ֔ , ו֮ ֮֋ և , ֮֋ , 15 ֻ 20 ֻ ״֟ ֛ , ֮ֆ , ָ ו֮֟ ֮ , ֮ ֮ פ ֵ֤ ֟ ִ ׬ Ù ־ ׬ ֵ֤ ֻ , ׻֋ ֮ֆ פ

ֳ֯ן , ֯ ֮ ֟ 2004 ֻ֟߮ ӡ ߟ߿ ָ "׸ ׸ ִ ֮" ָ ߅ ֮ ִ֬ -֕ և , ֮ ֵ֮ ֵ ߅ , ֮ Ϥ -߸ ֮ , ׻ֵ ֵ ӓ ִ֯ ֵ , ֻ ֮ ֻ Ӥ ֵ ? , ָ ֮ֆ ױ ָ ־ֿ ׯ֔ , ִ ֮ ׻֋ ָ ֮ ־ֿ

ֳ֯ן , 11 ӓ־ ֮ ָ ӓ־ ֮ 2 51 ָ ֵ ־֮֬ ֵ ָָ ֮֮ 11 ӓ־ ֮ ׯ֔ , -֕ ׾ßָ ֮ , ֮ ׾ßָ ֮ ֮ ? פ ӡ ֤ ֟ ֵ, ֳָ օ

ֳ֯ן , ֲ ֮֟ ׯ֔ Ϥ ™ ׯ֔ Ϥ ׮֕ ֤֣ ן ֮֬ ָ , ӱÙָ ָ ׾ ׬֟ ָ-ָ ӡֵֻ , ӡ ״ֻ ׯ֔ Ϥ ׾ ׬ ֵ֜ ֵ ָ ֮֋ ֻ , ֻ ֻ ֵ, ׾ ִ־ ָ , ־ ָ ןֿ֟ ֲֻ ָ ןֿ֟ 12 ָ և ֟ ־ ־ ֳ ֟ ןֿ֟ ֳ

ֳ֯ן , Ù Ù ־ ׬ӿ , 10 ןֿ֟ ֳ ָ ֯ 2003-04 2004-2005 , ֯ Ù-Ù ־ 66.64 61.75 , ֟ ָ ָ ִָ ָ (1և ָ ָ)

-GS-pB/ASC-SKC/2.10/1y

֚ (֟) : , ָ ָ ָ ױ ָ ֋ ֈ Ù  62.8 ָ 56.1 ָ, ֣  76.33 ןֿ֟ 66.71 ןֿ֟,  80.29 ןֿ֟ 82.48 ןֿ֟, ֈ Ù 81.24 ןֿ֟ 83.51ןֿ֟, ֈ Ù 91.35 ןֿ֟ 86.15 ןֿ֟, Ù 93.21 ןֿ֟ 90.85 ןֿ֟, ֤ 91.8 ןֿ֟ 92.89 ןֿ֟ ֣ Ù  93.65 98.9 ןֿ֟ ָ ֯ ֋ ֕ ־ ִ֟ ϳ־ ִ ־ Ù , ־ ׻֋ ׮ , ׻ ֳ , ָ ־ density ָ , ™ߵ ֟ ֕ ־ density 19.13 ןֿ֟ , 14.6 ןֿ֟ ָ ֜ ֻ 8.6 ןֿ֟ פ 138.2 ןֿ֟ , ׿ִ ֻ 43.4 ןֿ֟ , ӕֲ 41.6 ןֿ֟ , ׸ 36.1 ןֿ֟ , ײָ 35.9 ןֿ֟ ָ Ϥ 35.8 ןֿ֟ , ֵ֟ ֳ ãן ־֕, ־׵ ™ ֳ ֮ ־֕, ֟ ו֮֟ ִ , ֵ ־ , 11 ӓ־ ֮ ֛-֛ ֮֋ և ִ כ ׸ ֮ , ִ ã֮ ָ ָ ֮ֆ ָ և , ׾ֿ ן ׯ֔ KVK וֻ ֮֋ ײ֟ , ֳ ֮֟ KVK וֻ פֵ ָ וֻ ׯ֔ ׾ ָ ָ ֌ֻ־֤ ן׾׬ֵ ֜ Ӆ ָ ָ ׮֕ ִ֤ ֲֻ ־֕ Ùָ ִֻ ָ ׾ ָ

ֳ֯ : , ֯ ֙ ߮  ֱ ֯ ֟ ֯ ִֵ 30 ״֮֙ ֯ ָ  ׻֋ ֮ ִֵ , ֯ ָ

֚ : , ֯ ß ֮ ֙ ֳ ֤õ ֮ ִֵ օ , ֮֋ ״֟ , ֯ ִ֬ ָָ ֮ ֟ ߸ ֮ ֮ ָ ֻ ָ ִֵ 15 20 ןֿ֟ ֵ ֵ KVK וֻ ã֟ ָ ֮, ֯ ףֺ ֮ ӕָ , ־֮ ֙, ֜, ־ָ , ֵ֯, ָֻ֮ ִֻ֦֓ , ֮ Ϥ ֟ և ֮֮ ӓ ׾ִֿ֯֙ ߬ ֲֻ ֋߅ ׯ֔ פ ׾ßָ ֋օ ָ ָָ ֮ ָ ָֻ֓ ׾ִֻ֜ , ֈ Ù߻ ә ׮֕ ִ֤ֆ ָ ׯ֔ ֻ ָ ָ ֻ ֮ þן ״ֻ

(ֿ: LP/1Z ָ)

ASC-LP/2.15/1z

֚ (֟) :.. ִ ִ ָ ־ ִ֤֯֙, ָ, ֳ ֮֋ ... ֣ פ ֮֋ ֳ֯ן , ׻֋ ӡ օ ֳ ֮֟ ӡ ִ ֤ , ִ ֤ - ִ֟ , ׻֋ ָ ֮ֆ ָ ׮׿֟ ֵ׸ ָ֬ ָ ֮

, ֮ ֮ ׯ֔ ֳ ֮ֆ ݵָ ӓ־ ֮ ӟԟ ִ֯ ֋, כי ߛ ӟԟ ֋, ֻ ׾׳֮ ׸֮ֆ ֲִֵ֨ ִ֯ ֋ , ֮ ӡ ״ֻ Ӳֻ֯ ֲ֤ ׻֋ ָ ֣ ָָ ׻֋ ׻ פ ֲ֤ ֵ Ӳֻ֯-ָֻ֓ և ֿ ӡ ָ ׾ָ֓ þן ָ ߸ ֯, ׾ִֿ֯֙ ָ ׾ß׸ և Ӳֻ֯ ׮ִ֕߮ ֻ֟ , ֤ ָ֮ ׮ִ֕߮ ֵ, ׾ß׸ ׾ִֿ֯֙ ָ פ ֵ ֻ ߮ פ ֻ֟ , ӡ ߮ פ ֜ ןפ ֋, ו ֳ ״ֻ ָ -־֛, פ ֻ , ֻ Ӳև ߬ , ָ֮ Ӳև ֻ֟ פ ֻ֟ , ֜ ߮ פ ֋ ָ֮, ֲ֤֤ פ ֻ֟ , ֜ פ ֋ ֵ֯ ָ֮ ә ֙ ֯ ֻ֟ ӡ ֮־֤ þן ֻ ֜ ֯ ֵ ֋ ߬ ӯ ֯ ָ -֯, ֟ ֻ և , פ ֻ֟ , ӡ ֜ פ ֋ ֯ ׬ ִֵ , ֣ ֮ ֟ , ӡ ױ ו֮֟ ׯ֔ , ֳ ֮֟ ֚ ׯ֔ וֻ , ָ և ֋, þ֟ӡ ֮ ֮֋ͅ פ ؓ֟ ݵ ӓ־ ֮ ָ ָ ִ , ׮׿֟ ׾ , ׾ օ

֟ ֮ ֟ ִ֯ օ ֟ ֡ ָ ֳ ֮֟ ָ... 2003 ֵ օ ִ֬ ֵ֟ ֵ ִ ָ... ׬ ׬ָ ֟ և ־ ֜ ֻ ֡ ֱ , ־ ֡ ֟ ֋, ֻ ֲ ־ ֡ ֡ ָ þֵ ֟ օ ָ ӡ ֮ ־ ֡ ָ ׬ ״ֻ ӡ ӡֵֻ ׾ֿ ֮ ֮ ֮ ֟ ִ֯ ֮֯ ֮ ׻֋ ִֵ פ, ׻֋ - ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

(akg/2aָ ָ)

KSK/2.20/2A

SHRI SILVIUS CONDPAN (ASSAM): Thank you, Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, for allowing me to take part in the debate on Appropriation (Railways) No. 3 Bill, 2007. Sir, I support the Bill. Especially, I would like to draw the attention of the hon. Railway Minister towards the improvement of railway system in the North-Eastern Region. Sir, as you know, the North-Eastern Region is very remote area of this great country of ours. And, this part has remained very much underdeveloped so far as railway system is concerned. It was 60 years ago when the Britishers had laid the single railway track in the entire North-Eastern Region. During this period, in the North-Eastern Region, particularly in the State of Assam, there has been no improvement in the railway system. It is same as it was 60 years back during British rule. I agree that some more railway lines have been introduced. But the track system has not improved. That is what I want to highlight. If we see from Alipurdwar to Tinsukia, I would like to point out that Tinsukia is the main commercial station and also the remote area just touching the extreme border of the North-Eastern Region. It is also going to touch Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh is not having a railway station because of topographical situation. I am happy that the Ministry of Railways is trying to provide railway transport to Arunachal Pradesh also. There are many pending projects of the Railways in the North-Eastern Region, particularly extension of Railways from Jiribam to Imphal, and the railway system from Lambding to Badarpur. These projects have been pending since long time. Ever since I came to this House three years ago, I have been mentioning, time and again, about the poor railway system in North-Eastern Region. There is only one project which is suffering from so-called security point of view, that is, Badarpur-Lambding area and besides that, these pending projects in the North-Eastern region are not making any tangible progress for the reasons best known the Ministry of Railways. These are not affected by any external reasons, for which the Railways Ministry cannot make rapid progress. For example, we have been hearing since long, even before I came to this House three years back regarding construction of Bogibil Project. Of course, I am very happy to read in the print media that the Ministry of Railways, the Government of India, and the Prime Minister have taken interest to create a North-Eastern Railway Development Fund. If that is true, I am really grateful to the Government of India, and particularly to the Ministry of Railways. That Development Fund should be adequately equipped so that every year, with the progress of work in projects, the fund is released and the progress of the projects is really expedited. Earlier, the Bogibil Project was supposed to be completed by the year 2009. But, as on today, that is, 2007, we cannot see any tangible progress in the construction of the Bogibil Project. Sir, the people have come to know, particularly in the North-Eastern Region, that this Bogibil Project is very essential from strategic point of view. Even the Ministry of Defence will agree that from strategic reasons, the Bogibil Bridge over river Brahmaputra is very essential. (continued by 2B - gsp)

GSP-SCH/2B/2.25

SHRI SILVIUS CONDPAN (CONTD.): It means that this project is very important not only for Assam and the North-East but also for the defence of the country. It was that area where the Chinese aggression took place in 1962. So, from that point of view also, the Government has all the records that show as to why this project is very, very important. But I have failed to understand as to why this bridge has not made substantial progress in the matter of construction of approach roads. Forget about the construction of bridge over the River Brahmaputra, even the approach road has not been completed. So, I request the hon. Railway Minister, Laluji, who is a very dynamic leader, to take some time out of his busy schedule and see as to why this Bogibill project is not making the desired progress.

Secondly, Sir, there was always a demand that that there should be double-track railway line in the North-Eastern Region. Till today, there is single-track in the entire North-Eastern Region. Sir, you will agree with me that considering the change in situation, the economic development activities, the commercial activities and other kinds of activities that have taken place during these sixty years, the North-Eastern Region requires the double-track line of the railway system. Only then, the people of the North East including Assam will get better railway facilities both in the matter of transportation of passengers and carrying essential goods from the rest of the country to that part of the country, and, people will get the supply of essential goods without paying the higher prices at the time of natural calamities in that region.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Please be brief. There are five Members from the Congress Party.

SHRI SILVIUS CONDPAN: Sir, I am completing. Now, Sir, through you, I would like to draw the attention of the Railway Minister towards so many unmanned level crossings. A lot of accidents occur at the level crossings because they are unmanned crossings. So, I request the Ministry of Railways to take notice of this problem and see that, at least, the important level crossings are manned or the over-bridges are constructed.

I would like to request the hon. Minister to kindly use his good offices to see that works on all on-going projects, incomplete projects of the Railways in the North Eastern Region should be taken up very expeditiously.

Sir, I come to the last but not least point. I would like to make a special request to the hon. Railway Minister, for which I request him to kindly prevail upon his Ministry. Sir, there is a railway station Bhojo on the Guwahati-Tinsukia route, which connects the nearby oil drilling centres, tea gardens and coal extension centres. But the people are not having the Kamrup Express stoppage at that station. For the local commercial development, there is a pressing demand of the public that, at least, an important train like Kamrup Express should have a stoppage at Bhojo railway station.

With these humble suggestions, I support this Bill, and urge upon the hon. Railway Minister to kindly pay attention to the suggestions that I have made. Thank you.

(Ends)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Shri Virender Bhatia. Your Party has ten minutes and there are two speakers from your Party.(Followed by 2c-sk)

PSV-SK/2C/2.30

߸ י (ָ Ϥ): ֳ֯ן , ָ ײֻ ִ֣Ԯ ׻֋ ֛ , ֕ ֲ ײֻ ֵ, - ֵֿԓ , ֜ ֵ ֻ ִ ־ ֳ ãן ֵ ִֵ ־ֿ ֛ և , ֕֙ ֤ ׯִ ә , ֻ ָ ִ ׾֤ ֮ , ִ ֮֯ ׾֤ ֚ ֜֋ ֟ , ֲ ֻ Ͽ , ֮֯ Ͽ֮ߵ ֵ ֲ ֬և ֯ ִ֮ ֮֯ օ ׻֋ ֯ ֬և , ...(־֮֬)... ָ ...(־֮֬)...

ֳ֯ : ֯ ׻֋ ...(־֮֬)... י , ֯ ָ ו֋

߸ י : , ֟ ֺ ֮֯ ֻ֟ ׬ֳָ ֜ פ ו ׸־֮ ״ֻ֟ , ׸־֮ פօ ֮֯ ױ ֮ ָ ׮ֻօ ֻ֟ ֵ ֤ ֵ֤ ߮, ߮ ߮ ׌ ֟ , և ֮ ֤ ׸־֮ ״ֻ֟օ ֻ֟ ֳ ־ ԓָ ֻ , ָ ׸־֮ , ֲ ֮֯ ָ, פօ ֵ ֮

֟ ֲ ־ֿ ֕ ־ ԙ֋ ־ ӿֵ ֵ ָ ֛, ו ָ ֱ , ֛ ֙ ָ ֵֻ ָ , ֟ ֟օ ָ ԙֆ ܵ ֜ ? ֵ ? ֻ , ֵ ֮ ָ פ, פ ѓ־ פ ִָ֓ ֡ ֜ ״ֻ֟ ֙ ָ և, ֮ ׌ ֵֻ ֋, ֮ ׌ֵ 韵 ևԅ ֤ ãן ׌ ֮ 滵 ߴ֟ ߅ ־֕ ߴ֟ ߅ ԙ֋ ֟ ԙ ֕ ãן ԙ֋ ִ֮ ֲָ ֮ և Ӆ ֵ ֮ ־ ԙֆ ϵ

֣ ֱ ֻ סֵ ӟִ֕ ֕ ֲָ ֜ ֣ ָֻ֟ ֵ, ׌ ֙ ָ פ ֵ, ֮ ֻ ֆ ֣ ֡ ֦ ־ָ ָ ִָ ׾ֵ ֵ ־ ֮ ֻ ֡, ׾ֿ ֆ ־ã ֲ ֛ ãן ֮։ ָ ָ , ׸ ֮ ׻֋ ָ֮ ӟָ֕ ֛ ָ֮ ָ ׸ ߅ ֤ ָև ֮։ ׻ , 0ָ00 ָ֮ 0ָ00 ִ ׌ֵ ׾ֹ ָև , ָ ֤, ו֮ ׸ , ׾ֹ ָ ָև ֺ ֟ , ִ ֺ ֟ ֵ ϵ ־ ֛ ֮֯ ֮ כ ֜֋ , ֵ כ ֱ ֛ ׻֋ , ו ֻ֟ ָ ־ã ԙ , ֮ ״ֻ ׸ ן ָև ָ

ן׸ ԓ׸ ָ ԓ׸ ֳ ֮֜ ׻֋ ֚, ֕ , ִ ԓ׸ ֵ ָ ֟ ֵ ָ ԓ׸ ָ , ָ ֵ ֵ ֋ ן׸ ԓ׸ ־-־ã , ֵ ֮ ԓ׸ ܵ ֜

(2/000 ָ ֿ:)

-PSV/YSR-HMS/2.35/2D

߸ י (֟) : , ־ ֚ ֜ , ־ ֵָ ֜ , ԓ׸ ־ã ֹ ֵ ׻ ָ ֮ ָ ֵ

ָ ֻ ׸פ ָ ֳ ָ߱ ֻ ֙ ֤ ״ֻ, ֻ ֟ ֮ ֻ ֵ ָ Ϥ ֮ , ֮։ ֲ ֛ Ϥ ָ Ϥ ֮֕֬ ָ ִ ׻֋ ִִ ߣ ֡ Ԯ ׻֋ ֟ , ֮։ ִ ׻֋ ֛ ָ , ߔ ֛ ֟ , ֮։ֵ ׾֬ ״ֻ ֟߅ ֵ ֮։ ִ ׻֋ ֛ ָ ֮։ ָ֮ ׻֋ ָÙ ֛ , ָ֮ ߣ ãֻ ׻֋ ֯ ֛ ߮ ә ߙ ֡ ֵ ֡ ־ ִ ׯ ֋ ָ ־ã ָ ֮։ ֵ֯ ִ ׻֋ ֛ ֮։ ֛ ֮։ ֵָ ֟ ֵ ֮ ָ ֛ ֮։ ֤ ׻֋ , ׯ֔ ָ ֮։ ֤ ׻֋ ֛ , ָӛ, ָ Ϥ ֮-֮ ׻֋ ֛ ܟ ־ֿ ֛ , ָ֮ ֻ֮ ֻ ֯ ֮։ֵ ׾֬ ״ֻ ֟߅ -- ֮։ֵ ׾֬ ״ֻ֮ ָ ֯ ִ֕֜ ׻֋ ֛ , ׻֋ ֯ - ֮־֤ , וֻ Ӳև ֟ ׻֋ ִ֕֜ Ӳև ׻֋ ֛ ו ָ Ϥ ֤֕ ָ ִ ֻ ֳ ״ֻ , ןִ ֟ ֮։ ־ ָ ׸ ֬-֬ ә ӟָ֕ ֛ ׯ֔ ָ ֯ ׮ָֻ ָ ־ ֬ ә ӟָ֕ ֛ ׯ֔ ָָ ֵ ׻֋ ֮ ֮ ֵ֤ sanction ֵ , ֮ ֛ ָ , ֵ ߑ ָ ֮ ׿ֿ ָ ֮։ ֲָ ߓ ֨ ãֻ ֛ ָ ֱֲ֤ ֛ ә ֤ ֑ ә ֛ ֮ ָ ֮ ֟ ֵ ׻֋ ׮׿֟ ־ã

ןִ ֟ פ ־ Ù֮ ָ ִ ֕ ֲ ֵ֟ ֵ ֛ 12 Ӳָ ִ ֵ֕ 11 Ӳָ ָ ֵ ִֵ þֵ ֮ ׌ ָ ߮ ֜ ֛֛ ָ օ , ֲ electric stairs , ֵ electric stairs ׾֬ ֯ פ, Ӳև ִ ֺ ֲ ֣, ֯ ֮־֤ ֮ ֟ ִ֯

(ִ֯)

ֳ֯ : ֯ ֙ ִֵ פ , ֯ ßֻ ׻ֵ There is no time left for the second speaker.

ִ ֵָ : ָ, ״֮֙

ֳ֯ : ֯ ִ ֯ ֮ ֙ ׾֯ ו֋ Shri K. Chandran Pillai, there are two speakers from your party. I am again and again reminding you. (Interruptions)

߸ י : ָ, ״֮֙ ו֋

ֳ֯ן : ׻֋ ֯ ֮ ֮ ֯ ֮ ָ ףֵ ׻֋ և Ӆ ֯ ִֵ ֤ "ָ" ָ ֲ ֻ֟ ֓ ׻֋ ִֵ ָ ִ

ִ ֵָ : ָ, ֵ

ֳ֯ : ֯ ֮ ֙ "׾֯" ֟ ו֋ (2 /֕ ָ )

-YSR/VKK/2e/2.40

SHRI K. CHANDRAN PILLAI (KERALA): Thank you, Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir. I support this Bill. At the outset, I appreciate the efforts made by Laluji and his team in making Railways a profitable one. The financial performance is appreciable and everybody is appreciating it. But, at the same time, I want to make a point to this House that the thoughtless privatisation practised now by Railways is a major point of national concern. There is no time to elaborate the matter. I want to say that the outsourcing practice now followed by the Railways is to be arrested actually. Various sectors of Railways are privatising, especially the parcel sector, loading and unloading sector. Because of that, a good number of workers are getting out of job. So, that is a point to be reviewed by the Railway Ministry with a view to protect the jobs as well as to see that the Railways are run by our own people instead of thoughtless privatisation. Another point which I want to put is regarding telephone booths which are operated at stations. Repeated demands are there and ad hoc extensions are happening now. We wanted a long-term arrangement to extend job security for the people there. They are disabled also; that is another aspect. Another question which I want to put is regarding the loco running staff. I am not narrating the history here. Once we introduced lesser hours of work for them, but, after a short while, it was again reinstated to the original operations. It is affecting the safety, even that of the Railway operations. So, a fresh look and a revisit to the issue of long hours of work of the loco running staff is needed. It should be reduced to eight hours. We can think of in between eight and ten hours. That is a world-over practice. So, loco running staff issue is a serious issue. I expect a fresh look by our Minister on that matter. Another point I want to put is that profits are coming out of the good staff. That is a good sign, but, at the same time, I want to warn that we have also to see, in an important way, the health and safety aspect of our railway workers, as well as, the life of the wagons. We have to take that into consideration also. Profit-making alone is not the question. The long-time viability, safety aspect and life of wagons are also to be considered. Another point which I want to make is regarding sexual harassment happening in Railways and at railway stations. I want to say that our sensitivity is very disappointing. The Railway Ministry, with a genuine view, should look into that matter. I want to cite recent examples, but, I will not narrate them. Gender sensitivity against the sexual harassment is a point of major concern.

Finally, I want to put forward two aspects. We don't want the issue of bifurcation of Palakkad Division to go on and on. Certain developments have taken place. Laluji himself assured and recent reports indicate that the Prime Minister also directed for a meeting. We welcome that decision and we are pinning our hopes on that meeting. An amicable settlement on the bifurcation of Division issue with a win-win situation, is a demanding thing. There is no need for States quarrelling over that matter. But, in respect of Kerala and its Railways, the demands which we are making are genuine. An impartial assessment of the situation will make it clear. We appreciate the offer of a coach factory already made by our Ministry. That is a good sign. But, the real settlement or solution is that we have to identify the possibilities of making a new zone. Zones are operationally more viable in its totality from the professional management point of view. Neglect of Kerala State for the last many decades can be redressed through such a measure because zones are the real project-implementation agencies. I am not making it in an extended way. But, I want to suggest a thing. We are raising the West Coast Railways issue. In our assessment, after finalisation of Salem Division, the remaining portion of Palakkad division plus Trivandrum division plus Salem division plus a portion of Konkan Railway can form the West Coast Railways. That is a possible settlement formula.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Mr. Pillai, if you want to give time to your colleague, you have to stop now.

SHRI K. CHANDRAN PILLAI: Okay, Sir. Let him take the time. I have finished. Thank you. (Ends)

(Followed by RSS/2f)

RSS/2f/2.45

SHRI C. PERUMAL (TAMIL NADU): Thank you very much, Mr. Deputy Chairman. Sir, on behalf of the AIADMK, I have great pleasure in participating in this discussion on the Supplementary Demands for Grants (Railways) for the year 2007-08. We are grateful to the hon. Railway Minister for conceding the demand of Tamil Nadu for a separate Salem Division. This has been in pursuance of AIADMK's persistent efforts to declare Salem Division as a separate Railway Division. Sir, the Railway Minister has been assuring this august House that the Jolarpet-Hosur Railway line will become operational and a train from Jolarpet and Housur will be a matter of reality. I would like to have a categorical reply in regard to this long pending demand from the hon. Minister.

Sir, in order to promote tourism in large scale manner, I request the Railway Minister to identify major tourist railway lines for running special trains, particularly, for international and domestic tourists. In our country, we have a pathetic situation in which airports are isolated parts, away from railway connectivity. Everywhere in the world we can see that the airports are right away connected with the rail heads. Therefore, it is right time that the Railways focus on developing air-rail links besides developing appropriate feeder services to the main tourist destinations.

We are all aware that the youth and student communities have lost touch with history of our civilization and freedom struggle. In order to remind the younger generation of the contributions made by our leaders and to enrich our history further, we must have special rail museum in every State, portraying the role of Railways in national integration and freedom struggle. Till such special museums are set up, there should be a special section on Railways in the existing State and National Museums. In this context, I would like to place my strong demand before the hon. Minister to name the GT Express as Anna Express and the Tamil Nadu Express as MGR Express.

Recent years have seen that the Railways are the worst affected by terrorism. It is, therefore, highly essential that we must beef up the railway security in order to have proper detection and identification of passengers and baggages. Here, I would request you that besides the Central Railway Protection Force, we must involve the local persons as well as the State Police in guarding life and property of the Railways. Half a kilometer area around the railway station must be sanitized and must be used for frisking both, passengers and baggages. The constant and continuous transmigration of population resulting in severe stress and strain on civic amenities in major towns and stations needs to be urgently stopped for proper and balanced economic development of towns and cities. I request that there should be a ceiling on baggage and passengers' load should be restricted to 10 kgs. This will reduce transmigration of population and result in proper planned and economic development in major towns. In the railway stations, we should allow only the passengers with tickets to avoid over-crowding as it is the only way for checking major terrorist intrusions. I also welcome the provision of TV and internet on the Railways. I suggest that minimum 20 to 30 per cent of tickets must be auctioned at the last few hours so that the Railways can earn more resources and also help last minute decision-makers, who like to travel at short notices. This would give effective competition to air travel and bring the Railways at par with Airlines.

Lastly, a new line between Dindigul and Sabarimala should be made because, a large number of pilgrims from all over the State of Tamil Nadu and different parts of India are visiting Sabarimala throughout the year. (Ends)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Thank you for sticking to the time.

(Followed by 2g)

NB/MKS/2G/2.50

֮֕ן ֤ (ײָ) : ֳ֯ן , ֯ ֮־֤ ֮֯ ߔ ֻ ֮ פ, ָ ֮ ֟

ֳ֯ : ֯ ֙ ִֵ פ

֮֕ן ֤ : ֳ֯ן , ײֻ ִ֣Ԯ ֮ ׻֋ ֛ ָ , ן ״׮Ù , ו֮ ָ ֻ ̸ , ׻ .... (־֮֬) ֮ פ ֋ ... (־֮֬)

ֳ֯ : ֯ ׻֋, ֯ ׻֋, ֯ ָ ֮ ֟ ו֋, ֯ ָ address ׻֋

SHRI RAJNITI PRASAD : There should not be disturbance, Sir.

ֳ֯ : ֯ address ׻֋, ֯ ָ address ׻֋

֮֕ן ֤ : ػ , ױ ֮ פ

ֳ֯ : , ׿ , ױ ֯ ִֵ ֻ ֋օ

֮֕ן ֤ : ֳ֯ן , ֻ ̸ , ׻ ָ ׾֯ ֣ , ֈ Ӥ ֮ ֟ ֮ ֟ , ֳ ֻ Ͽ ׻֋ ֛ , ִ׮֟ ֤ ֟ ֤֕ ֤ ֮ ֤ development ־ օ ֲ , ֟ և, ו ־ ֱ ֮ ֟ , ֕֙ ֮ ֟ ־ ֙ ֻ , ״׮Ù ֻ ֤ ֤ פ פ -

"֬, ֬, ֲ ֬,

ֲ ֬ ֲ ֋"

ֵָ : ֈ ֻ ֋, ָ Ͽ ָ և ... (־֮֬)

ֳ֯ : ֋, ִֵ , ָ ֯ כÙ ֻ .... (־֮֬)

ֵָ : ֋, Ͽ ׻ֵ Ӭ , ָ ָ ֻ ևԅ

ֳ֯ : ֯ ֮ ֮ ֮֮ߵ ֤õ ֮ ֻ ֮ , ֮ ו֋, ߓ כÙ ֟ ו֋

SHRI RAJNITI PRASAD : No, no; I am not getting disturbed. ֳ֯ן , ָ ֮ֆ פօ ׻֋ ָ֬ ׸ָ ֋ , ׾̮֕ ֮ ־ ӡ פ, ִ , ָ ß֮ , ׻ ׾֤ Ͽ ִ ֮֮ - ™ߵ ׸֮ , ו ߵ ָָ ֮֋, ִ ֻ ֤ օ ױ ִֻ֯ ָ֮ , Ùߴ ӕ֮ ֮֟ , Ùߴ ӕ֮ ֮֮ ִ ֟ ֵ, ִֻ֯ ׻֋ ֋ ֋ ִֻ֯ ֬׮, ׾ßָ, ־߮ ׻֋ ß օ ֮ , ִ ָ ִ , ִ ֻֻ ֵ ... (ִֵ ә)

ֳ֯ן , ֟ ִֻ֯ Ù֮ ֮֮ ִ և ־ և ײ֮֔ ִ ׸̻ ״ֻ և ֻև ֻ ֮ ו֮֟ ִ , ֲ Ͽ֮ߵ , Ͽ ݵ ӡ ׮־ ײָ ֙ ֵ ߓ ֻ 2H/VNK ָ ֿ:

-NB/VNK-TMV/2h/2.55

֮֕ן ֤ (֟) : ֙ ֵ ߓ , complete ׻֋ ӡ ֵ ֙ ߓ ־ ևԮ ײ֮֔ ִ ֵ , complete ִ ײֻ ִ֣Ԯ ֛ , ײֻ ֺ ֋ ִֵ ә ֓ և ׻֋ ֲ ֣ -֯ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

ֳ֯ : ֮־֤ Shri Ekanath Thakur. He is not present. Shri Gandhi Azad. ӓ ״֮֙ ֯ օ ֯ straight ׾ֵ ָ և

Ӭ ֤֕ (ָ Ϥ) : ֮־֤ , ײֻ ִ֣Ԯ ֛ , ֣ ֣ ֮֮ߵ ӡ þ֟ ֛ 20 ß " ִָֿԤ֡ ״ן" ֵ , ִ֕֜ ֟ ֮ ׻֋ ֛ ִ֕֜ -߮ ִ֕֜ ־ Ù֮ 㮤 ׻֋, ֟ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ֮ ֋ ׻֋ ֤ ִ֬ ִ֕֜ ֮֟ ָ ֮֮ߵ ӡ þ֟ ֮֟ ֮֮ߵ ӡ þ֟ ׳֮Ӥ ׻֋ ָ ֣ ֣ ӕ ֮։ ָ ־ ևԮ ֟ ӕ ӕ֮ ֤֮ ֛ ִ ֳ 45 ״֮֙ ִֵ ֟ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ׮־ ־ ָ direct ևԮ ֮։ ևԮ ֋ ױ֟ ָ ֻ֟ ִֵ ֓ ֣ ֣ ִ֕֜ ױ֟ ֮ ֯ כ Ӳև ׻֋ ֻ֟ ִ ָ ִ ֻ֟ ֵ ׻֋ ָ ֟ , ׻֋ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ׮־ ׻֋ ִ ֟ , ָ ֮ ֣ ֣ ׮־ ӕ ָ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ֳ , ָ ևԮ ָ ׾ָ֓ ӕ ָ, ӕ ֵ 㻟֮֯ ֮։ ֮ ׻֋ ֮ ־, ֮ ִֵ pending ֛ , ׾ָ֓֬߮ ׮֟ ָ ־ ָ ִ ֵ ֋ ִ֟ ֱ ־ ֳ Ӹ ־ã ָ ֮ ֺ ֣ ֣ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ־ ֛ ׾ֳ , ִ backlog ָ ֮ ֺ ד֟ ן, ד֟ ֮֕ן ׯ֔ backlog , ׾ֿ ׳ֵ֮ ֻ ׮־ ױ֟ פ ֟ , ־ פ ױ פ ֻ֟ ׻֋ ֮֟ ֤֮ և פ ֤ פ ͮ ׻֋ ֛ ךև ֮ פ ֮ - ß ִ ֟ ֟ ׻֋ ׮־ ָ ֮ פ ֛ ֋, ָ և פ ֮ פ ֵ ֋ ֮ פ ֻ և פ ֵ ֋ ֱ ִõ ֣ ֣ ׮־ ִ֕֜ և ָ֬ crossing ֲ ֻ֟ Ӳ ִ ֟ ָ ײΕ ֺ ֮ ֮

(2 /֯ ָ ֿ:)

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