Bhopal Metro Update: Excavation Work Begins for Metro Rail project in city

Bhopal Metro Update: Excavation Work Begins for Metro Rail project in city

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Date of Post: 19 Dec, 2018

Bhopal: The excavation work for the metro rail project in city has been initiated, according to a report. The excavation work is being carried out at the Gurudev Gupt square at MP Nagar by Dilip Buildcon Ltd as a part of civil works on a 6.22 km metro route from AIIMS to Subhash Nagar underbridge, it said.

More Information:

  • Prior to the excavation work at MP Nagar, a major water pipeline supplying Kolar had to be shifted, Dainik Bhaskar reported.
  • At present, studies are underway to determine which pipelines, cables and other underground utilities may further have to be shifted in order to make way for pillar construction of the metro, as per the report.
  • All along the proposed metro route, sample testing of the soil is also being conducted by the MPMRCL (Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Co Limited) to determine the degree of excavations required on each portion, it said.
  • After soil testing is over, another month will be required for preparing the technical design for the route, after which civil works can begin in later January or early February, Jitendra Gupta, Technical (Director) of the company stated.
  • Last year, the EIB (European Investment Bank) had agreed to finance upwards of half of the proposed cost of the project, but the final terms of the loan have not been determined yet.
  • If the project proceeds at the planned pace, passengers will be able to experience their first rides on Bhopal Metro by 2022, it said.
  • The 27.8 km long Bhopal Metro project is estimated to be built at a cost of around Rs 6962.92 crores.

To know more about recent developments of Metro–

19 Dec, 2018: Common Mobility Card to be introduced to travel in Metro, buses and MMTS

19 Dec, 2018: Mumbai to have 275-km long metro line by 2024 says PM Modi

19 Dec, 2018: Chennai Metro Update: Metro services between AG DMS and Washermenpet to start by January-end 2019


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