Land acquisition for Patna Metro depot to start soon

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PATNA (Metro Rail News): The process of land acquisition for the Patna Metro depot near Patliputra ISBT at Mauza Pahadi on Patna- Gaya Road would begin soon. The Patna Metro Rail Corporation (PMRC) has identified a 76-acre plot and its social impact assessment would start within a week. District land acquisition officer, Pankaj Patel has said to a news agency.

β€œThe PMRC needed 76 acres in Pahadi and Ranipur area. Once the social impact assessment is done, which will take around 45-days, we will start the process,” Patel said.

The depot will consist of two workshop bays with provision for two in the future, two inspection bays with provision for two in the future, 8 stabling lines which can accommodate 32 three-coach trains, and auto-coach washing plant. The administrative area will consist of an auditorium, training school, canteen and operational control centre.

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Senior officials in the urban development and housing department said the construction work of ISBT rail depot would be complete before the priority corridor between New Patliputra ISBT and Malahi Pakri under the Corridor I.

Earlier, two depots were proposed, however, due to some changes in metro alignment, the Aitwarpur depot was dropped. Now, both the corridors have one depot near ISBT,” the officials said.

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