PATNA (Metro Rail News): After the initial challenges were overcome, 30% of the continuing civil works on the elevated section of corridor 2’s priority route for the Patna Metro Rail Project have been finished. Along with the intended depot at SH-Bairiya Chak near Paijawa, it will be ready for use within the next two years.
An official stated that more than 92 pillars have been built for the priority corridor between Malahi Pakri and Patliputra inter-State bus terminal (ISBT) and that the piers are being built to support both the concourses and the platform constructions. Priority corridor civil work must be completed by the fourth quarter of 2024, following which electrical and rolling stock construction will begin.
The launching of U-girders has also begun. After the necessary land had been given, work was proceeding quickly, official added.
Five elevated metro stations along a 6.6 km priority corridor will be built at Malahi Pakri, Khemnichak, Bhoothnath, Zero Mile, and Patliputra ISBT. The interchange station for the two corridors, corridor 1 (Danapur-Khemnichak) and corridor two, will be Khemnichak (Patna-station-Patliputra ISBT). Two platforms at the same level will be present.
According to the comprehensive project report, the depot will be outfitted with cutting-edge technology. For example, eight stabling bays, which can hold 32 three-coach trains, two workshop bays, three inspection bays, a testing track, and auto-coach washing, will all be included in the facility.