State government issued Notification on Metro corridors

State government issued Notification on Metro corridors

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Date of Post : June 17, 2017

Visakhapatnam: On Friday, the State government issued a notification declaring the areas falling under the 3 corridors of the proposed Metro rail under the Metropolitan Area of Visakhapatnam.

The 3 corridors are-

  1.  Gajuwaka to Kommadi Junction via NAD Junction, Gurudwara, Maddilapalem & Hanumantavaka along National Highway-16 running to 30.381 kilometer.
  2.  The 2nd corridor is of 5.255 kilometer from Gurudwara to Old Post Office covering Daba Gardens, Suryabaugh, Police Barracks & Purna Market.
  3.  The 3rd corridor begins at Thatichetpalem & runs up to China Waltair via the Railway Station, RTC Complex, Sampath Vinayaka temple, Siripuram & AU Out-gate.

More Details:

  1.  The issue of the notification follows the GVMC Commissioner conveying the corporation’s willingness through a resolution to be brought under the Metropolitan Area.
  2.  Sources said, issuing the notification is also mandatory under the provisions of the Metro Railways Act, 1978 & Metro Rail (Operation & Maintenance) Act.
  3.  The total length of 42.55 kilometer runs through several arterial roads of the city & bringing Gajuwaka, into the proposed Metro network.
  4.  Earlier, it was proposed only up to NAD and the extension was made after representation from MLAs.
  5.  With the city’s outskirts ever-expanding and commutes taking a long time, a mass transit system will result in quick transportation.
  6.  A revised Detailed Project Report (DPR) sent by the AMRC (Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation) to take up the Metro Rail Project under PPP (public-private-partnership) is awaiting the approval of the Union Finance Ministry.
  7.  While the State government foots 20 per cent of the cost towards relief, rehabilitation & land acquisition, the Central government is expected to grant 20 per cent of the cost & the private party executing the unit 60 per cent.
  8.  However, the Railway Minister has announced that New Metro Rail Policy & Metro Rail Act would be brought in.
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