Date of post: 15 Jan, 2019
The Public Investment Board (PIB) has approved the 9.41 kilometer Metro extension project in Ghaziabad, the GDA (Ghaziabad Development Authority) has recently said. The project will connect the Rithala-Dilshad Garden Line to New Bus Stand in Ghaziabad, reported Hindustan Times.
- The 9.41 km long project, which is in the trial run stage, will have 8 stations:
1. Rajendra Nagar
2. river Hindon
4. New Bus-Stand
5. Shyam Park
7. Mohan Nagar
8. Raj Bagh
- The DMRC conveyed to the GDA that the revised completion cost of the project is close to Rs 1805 crore, instead of the earlier estimated cost of Rs 2,210 crore, the report said.
- The amended cost included a lesser share of DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) of Rs 272 crore and Center’s share of Rs 330 crore, it said.
- The revised share of UP agencies also came down from the earlier Rs 1,480 crore to Rs 1,203 crore (Included taxes), it said.
- GDA vice chairperson, Kanchan Verma quoted as saying in the report,”The final approval by the Center will help us get the pending share. The project has been approved by the Board and has been forwarded to the Cabinet without any objections and with a recommendation for funds from the Center.”
- For final clearance, the project will now move to the CCEA (Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs).
- The DMRC will invite the Commissioner of Metro rail safety (CMRS) for inspections once the project gets approval from the Centre, it had said.
- She added,“Once we get clearance, the project will be inaugurated and opened for public after safety clearance inspection.”
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