Patna: The work on Metro rail project in Patna will begin in 2018-19, Urban Development Suresh Kumar Sharma said in the Assembly. Sharma was replying to a debate on his department’s budgetary allocation of Rs 4,413.58 crore for 2018-19 which was later passed after the RJD and the Congress members staged a walk out expressing dissatisfaction on government’s reply.
“We expect that we will get the new DPR (detailed project report) in April and after working out financial aspects of the project, we will start the work as soon as possible in the next fiscal i.e. 2018-19,” Sharma said.
A revised DPR for Patna Metro rail project is being jointly prepared by the NIT, Patna and the RITES as per the guidelines of the Centre’s new Metro policy after the Centre rejected the old DPR for the project, the minister said.