In-principal approval by government for six new metro rail projects in India

Six Metro rail projects in Delhi, Indore, Bhopal, Kanpur, Agra, and Meerut has received in-principle approval from the government.

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New Delhi: Union housing and urban affairs secretary Durga Shankar Mishra quoted on Monday that under the New Metro Rail Policy,  six Metro rail projects in Delhi (phase-IV), Indore, Bhopal, Kanpur, Agra, and Meerut has received in-principle approval from the government.

The reporters were quoted by officers that similar approval has been obtained for the Delhi-Meerut stretch of Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS).

“The process of getting financial approval for all the projects from the Public Investment Board (PIB) since these will require certain funding from the Central government. The ministry has already sent the proposal of Delhi-Meerut RRTS to the finance ministry for appraisal.” Said by Mishra.

“The Centre is committed to expand the Metro rail network in Delhi as the national capital cannot be left to lurch and some way has to be found for laying of phase-IV, due to Metro rail network in Delhi addition of at least six lakh vehicles have been averted indicating its huge impact on environment and city’s roads.” The secretary said

“All the Metro rail projects that have got in-principle approval have been found perfect as per the New Metro Policy,” Mishra said.

“All the Metro rail projects that have got in-principle approval have been found perfect as per the New Metro Policy,” Mishra said.

E Shreedharan the Metro-man the former of Delhi metro objected that the New Metro Policy mandates certain component of the project will be on public-private partnership.

The urban affairs ministry has informally standardized the rolling stock for all future Metro projects, which include the coach width and the configuration of trains with a set of three, six or nine coaches in every train.

Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, had said that “the Centre would go ahead with the Delhi Metro Phase IV, even without cooperation from the State’s Aam Aadmi Party government, commuters interests could not suffer because of the Delhi government’s failure to approve projects,the project had been pending for more than two years.”

Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, had said that “the Centre would go ahead with the Delhi Metro Phase IV, even without cooperation from the State’s Aam Aadmi Party government, commuters interests could not suffer because of the Delhi government’s failure to approve projects,the project had been pending for more than two years.”

The Centre has also sent an advisory to Metro Rail firms to procure from domestic players in its bid to push Make in India drive of Modi government.

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