Patna: National Institute of Technology (NIT)-Patna on Tuesday made a presentation before the urban development & housing department on the Patna Metro rail project. While Rites, is making the DPR (Detailed Project Report) on the project, NIT-Patna is also conducting a survey simultaneously.
Suresh Kumar Sharma, the urban development & housing minister, said,”The papers prepared by NIT-Patna regarding the comprehensive mobility plan and alternative analysis plan of Metro rail in Patna have been sent to Rites.”
His department officers would go to New Delhi on May 21 to discuss the project with the secretary of the Union ministry of housing & urban affairs, the minister said.
The DPR, would be sent to the Centre in June for approval, Sharma said.
He added,”Once the DPR is sent to the Centre, we would take up the matter of financial prospects. There are a few foreign agencies that want to work in collaboration with us.”
The Metro project is scheduled to be completed by 2021 at an estimated cost of Rs 16,960 crore.