Date Of Post : 19 Feb, 2018
Jaipur: Work on 2.4 km long Phase-IB of the Jaipur Metro network likely to be completed by the end of this year, making Phase-I (12.07 km) of the project fully operational, the JMRC (Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation) has got going on the DPR (Detailed Project Report) for its next phase of expansion.
- As part of a joint venture with EGIS India Consulting Engineers Pvt Ltd and Feedback India Pvt Ltd, French firm EGIS Rail is reviewing the DPR prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the 24-km-long Phase-II corridor.
- AK Saxena, executive director (civil), JMRC, said,“As per the DPR of July, 2014, the total track length is 23.8 km, of which 13.8 km is on elevated track and the rest underground. The approx cost of the project is Rs 10,394 crore. The state government has decided to review and re-examine this DPR.”
- He points out,“The report of the consultant that is reviewing the DPR is expected in April, 2018.”
- Saxena said,“We have directed the company to review the DPR keeping in mind the state government’s priorities and Metro Policy 2017. The firm would be recommending measures to bring down costs.”
- Work on Phase-IB, with an underground length of 2.4 km — from Chandpole to Bari Chauper in the Walled City — is in progress and likely to be completed by the end of 2018.
- The estimated cost of the project is Rs 1,126 crore.
- Of the Rs 1,126 crore, Rs 969 crore is being provided by the ADB (Asian Development Bank).
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