DMRC MD reviews progress on Patna Metro Rail project

DMRC is also responsible for the overall planning and implementation of the project.

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PATNA (Metro Rail News): The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) MD Vikas Kumar reviewed the progress of the Patna Metro Rail project today. DMRC and the urban development and housing department (UDHD) are jointly executing this project.

In a meeting held with MD of Patna Metro Rail Corporation Limited (PMRCL) Anand Kishor, Vikas discussed about the issues which are related to the present tasks which include the acquisition of private land mainly of ISBT depot, Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA’s) fund tie-up and fund-related issues.

In the meeting, the PMRCL MD informed that all the land acquisition matters are in the advanced stage whereas, for the JICA fund tie-up, the official informed that meetings and discussions are held regularly with the JICA study group and lastly the fund tie-up is in the advanced stage, therefore, it is likely to be signed by March 2023.

The DMRC will be executing work on a 31.39 km stretch which has two corridors that are Danapur to Mithapur (16.94 km) and a 14.45 km stretch from Patna railway station to New ISBT. DMRC is also responsible for the overall planning and implementation of the project which includes a tender selection of contractors for civil works, systems (signalling and communications), rolling stock, AFC, integration of civil works systems safety, quality, etc.

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