Chandigarh: The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has sent back the revised detailed project report (DPR) of Chandigarh Metro project to the UT administration, directing it to take the consent of its partners Punjab and Haryana government before submitting it to the central government for consideration.
The ministry has also asked the UT to change the name of the project and make changes in indexes and chapters of the DPR.
The development has delayed the formation of Greater Chandigarh Transport Corporation to start the work in the Tricity. The administration would soon hold a meeting with its partners
“We were not aware that the revised DPR needs consent of our partners. After getting revised DPR from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, we directly sent it to the ministry or urban development. We will now write a letter to the Punjab and Haryana governments to hold a meeting in order to take their respective consent, so that the new DPR can be again sent for the formation of the corporation,” said a senior UT official.
Significantly, the ministry also asked the UT to change the name of the project. “The ministry has told UT not to be centric on Chandigarh and suggested names like Greater Chandigarh Regional Project. At the moment, the project is largely known as Chandigarh Metro Rail Project. Moreover, the ministry has also asked to make changes in indexes or and chapters of the revised DPR,” said an official.