Date of Post: 30 Aug, 2017
Dehradun: The DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) has started surveying for 70 km long metro line between Haridwar & Dehradun.
A team of engineers visited Haridwar & started work for geotechnical investigation & surveyed different sites in the city for the first phase of the project from Haridwar to Rishikesh (30 km).
- The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked between the state Urban Housing Development Authority (UUHDA) and the DMRC during the previous Harish Rawat-led Congress government.
- In 2016, UUHDA’s secretary Meenakshi Sundram & director (business production), DMRC, S D Sharma had signed the pact for the project.
- The project is slated to be completed by 2021.
- Also, the project will connect Rishikesh & the state government is trying to complete the project before the ‘Mahakumbh’ mela in 2021.
- Sunaina Rana, Haridwar Tehsildar, said,“A team of DMRC engineers visited Haridwar last month for conducting survey and several points were marked by the team in the city. Now geotechnical investigation work has been started by the DMRC. Work is in progress at Arya Nagar and Jawalapur area. Soon work will be started at other points too.”
- A metro station will be established in Jatwara bridge in Jawalapur, according to the district administration.
- The metro line will be constructed in 2 phases & the first phase will connect Dehradun & Rishikesh, in the second phase, the metro lines will be laid on Dehradun-Haridwar route.