Date of Post : 10 Oct, 2018
Patna: The Bihar cabinet, on Tuesday, paved the way for rolling out metro rail in Patna as it approved the “Detailed Project Report (DPR)” which would be sent to the central government for approval. On September 26, the state cabinet had given its nod for constituting “Patna Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (PMRCL)” as special purpose vehicle (SPV) for implementation of the metro rail project in the capital.
- Kumar said,”Metro rail project would be implemented through special purpose vehicle (SPV) ‘Patna Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (PMRCL)’ at an estimated cost of Rs 17,887.56 crore. The cabinet gave its in-principle approval to send the project’s DPR, Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP) and Alternative Analysis to the Central government for its approval.”
- Urban Development and Housing Department official sources said, a preliminary DPR for metro rail project was approved by the state cabinet in February 2017 but it was required to be revised after the centre came up with a new metro policy.
- The metro rail envisages 2 corridors in the phase-1.
- Sources said, the first corridor will be between Saguna Mor-Bailey Road-Patna Junction- Mithapur bus stand, while the 2nd corridor will be from Patna junction to proposed bus stand at Bairiya on Patna-Gaya road.
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