Date Of Post: 27 Dec, 2017
Patna: Works on Patna Metro Rail project would be taken up soon as the state government will submit a corresponding DPR (Detailed Project Report) to union ministry of housing & urban affairs within next 4 months, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said. Union minister of state for housing & urban affairs Hardeep Singh has assured that the DPR for Patna metro rail would be cleared in minimal time, said Nitish, while inaugurating the newly- built station road flyover on Tuesday.
- Nitish said,”The central government has recently changed its policy for development of metro rail networks in the country. Accordingly, we were required to change the DPR for Patna metro rail. State urban development department is finalising the changes in the DPR and we intend to submit within next three to four months. Union urban minister Puri had come to Patna to participate in the Shukrana Samaroh (thanks- giving or concluding ceremony of 350th birth anniversary of tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh) and he has assured me that the DPR for Patna metro rail would be approved in minimal time.”
- The preliminary DPR for proposed Patna metro entailing an estimated outlay of Rs 16,960 crores was given an in- principal approval by CM Nitish Kumar on December 22, last year, followed by an approval by the state cabinet on February 9, this year.
- The metro rail proposal talks about two corridors in the first phase covering a total distance of 31 kms.
- It would be an east- west corridor
- It would run from Mithapur Bus Stand to Saguna Mor via Bailey Road & Patna Junction
- It Will cover a total distance of 14.5 km
- It is a north- south corridor
- It would run from Patna Junction to proposed bus stand at Bairiya on Patna- Gaya Road via Ashok Rajpath, Gandhi Maidan & Rajendra Nagar Terminal
- It will cover a total distance of 16.5 km