Indore Light Rail Project: MP Govt to hold 2 days workshop for citizens on Light Rail project

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Indore: The Madhya Pradesh state government is to hold a two-day workshop to give people a chance to offer their suggestions and register objection, if any, to light rail project. The idea is to involve people from beginning in planning and implementation of proposed project for Indore.

After a meeting of officials of district administration, Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) and Indore Development Authority (IDA) over execution of project and other development issues of the city, divisional commissioner Sanjay Dubey said right from residents to technicians and people’s representative can give their suggestion for the project. “All suggestions and objections will be recorded and it will be part of project report with elaborate reason for inclusion and rejection of suggestions,” Dubey said.

The proposed rail system will have six corridors mainly from Annapurna to Sukhliya, Super Corridor MR 10 to Ring Road, Niranjanpur to Bhawarkuan covering the distance of 107 km with 75 station and expected daily ridership of 1,90,000. There will be three types of run-on road, on bridge and underground at some location.

Commissioner said objective of exercise is to involve residents to avoid later stage resistance. Official said they have learnt lessons from execution of BRTS project, which faced stiff opposition from citizens and organizations.

The state government has decided to constitute Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Company for implementation of light metro project in Bhopal and Indore. The company, headed by chief minister, would have urban development minister as its vice-chairman. Mayors of Bhopal and Indore and chief secretary would be part of executive committee. District administration is in process of identifying land for project in the city.

To expedite work of TCS and Infosys, which have acquired land for starting centre in the city, it was decided IMC and IDA will make arrangement for water and electricity supply at Super Corridor, where these companies have been given land. IMC will lay pipeline for Narmada water supply and IDA will allot land to electricity department to ensure power supply.

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