PATNA (Metro Rail News): The process of acquiring 76 acres of land for a proposed depot of Patna Metro project is likely to start soon according to sources.”Soil testing and other technicalities pertaining to the underground stretches as well as elevated tracks have been completed. A Metro depot is projected in the area between Ranipur and Pahari spanning 76 acres”, an official was stated saying.“We have demanded 76 acres of land between Ranipur and Pahari to construct the Metro depot. Once the land is finalised, it will be completed within three years,” Pankaj Patel, a revenue official in the Urban Development Ministry was stated saying by the news agency IANS.
As per the detailed project report (DPR), a priority corridor between New Patliputra ISBT and Malahi Pakri will be constructed in the first phase. The 6.1 km stretch will have five elevated stations — New Patliputra ISBT, Zero Mile, Bhutnath, Khemnichak and Malahi Pakri.
The Corridor 1 will have a stretch of 17.933 km, including 7.393 km elevated corridor. It will connect Danapur to Khemnichak via Meethapur having 14 stations, including 8 elevated and 6 underground. Similarly, Corridor 2 from Patna junction to New Patliputra ISBT via Gandhi Maidan will have a stretch of 14.564 km, including 6.638 km elevated tracks. It will have 12 stations, including 7 underground.
* With inputs from IANS.