Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda told Lok Sabha that track renewal is a continuous activity which is to be undertaken as and when a stretch of track becomes due for renewal, taking into account the traffic carried over the track, incidence of rail fractures, failures, wear and age.      

"Safety is one of the priority sectors of Railways. Track renewal will continue and it will not stop," the Railway Minister said during Question Hour.
     
Gowda said track renewal works are sanctioned every year and their execution is prioritized according to condition of track and overall availability of funds ensuring that the track is in a sound condition all the time for safe running of trains.

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