Union Cabinet Approves Patna Metro Rail Project

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The Union Cabinet gave a green signal to the Patna Metro Rail. After six years of testing by nearly a dozen departments, the Public Investment Board of the Ministry of Finance approved the proposal on February 6, 2019.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation of Patna Metro on 17th February. Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister tweeted and Informed about it.

 

The total length of the Metro project approved by the central cabinet on Wednesday evening will be 31.39 kilometers, which is divided into two corridors.

The first corridor, “Danapur Cantt – Mithapur” will pass through the heart of Patna and connect densely populated areas like Raza Bazar, Secretariat, High Court, and Law University Railway Station.

The second corridor, “Patna Junction – ISBT” corridor will connect Gandhi Maidan, PMCH, Patna University, Rajendra Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Transport Nagar, and ISBT. The estimated cost to build this will be INR 13,411.24 crores.  The cost of construction will be shared between the state and the union government, 40 percent of the total will be shared by the central while 60 percent of the amount will be born by the state government.

The state government is preparing for a grand ceremony in Barauni where the Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stones. The talk about Patna Metro project started in 2013. Patna Metro Rail is a dream project of Shri. Nitish Kumar and the people of Patna. He himself spoke to the central government for acceptance of Patna Metro.

Patna Metro at Glance:

  • A 1st corridor will be 16.94 Km from Danapur to Mithapur. Which is mostly underground (11.20 km) and partly elevated (5.48 km) and comprises 11 stations (3 elevated and 8-Underground).
  • A 2nd corridor will be 14.45 Km from Patna Junction to New ISBT. This corridor is mostly elevated (9.9 km) and partly underground (4.55 km) and comprising of 12 stations (9-Elevated and 3-Underground).

 

 

Rohit Jha

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