Date of Post: 16 Sep, 2017
PATNA: Work on the state ambitious Patna metro rail project would commence from 2019, said State urban development & housing department minister Suresh Kumar Sharma.
The minister said, to begin with, the 6 km long stretch between Mithapur & proposed inter-state bus terminal on Patna-Gaya Road will be covered.
Sharma was speaking on the sidelines of a workshop organised by urban development department for 27 ULBs in the state on ‘Swachch Sarvekshan, 2017’.
- Sharma said,”The Centre recently came up with a new policy for execution of metro rail projects in the country. Accordingly, we have asked RITES, an agency of Indian Railways, to tweak the existing Detailed Project Report (DPR) for Patna metro rail project as per the provisions of the new policy. We are expecting the DPR to be revised in 6 months, following which it would be submitted to the Centre. We are intending to commence work on the first phase of the project by 2019.”
- The metro rail project to have two corridors in the phase-I covering a distance of around 31km.
About The First corridor
- It would be an east-west corridor
- Run From Mithapur bus stand to Saguna Mor via Bailey Road & Patna Junction
- Distance – 14.5 km
- The second corridor
- The 2nd corridor, is a north-south corridor
- Run from Patna Junction to proposed bus stand at Bairiya on Patna-Gaya road via Ashok Rajpath, Gandhi Maidan & Rajendra Nagar Terminal
- Distance – 16.5 km