Lucknow: The Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of Meerut and Agra Metro Rail Projects have formally been presented to the State Government today. It was presented to Shri Alok Ranjan, Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh, by Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, LMRC, and Shri Piyush Kansal, Group General Manager, M/s RITES Ltd. in the presence of Shri Sadakant, Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Planning, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Mukesh Mittal, Secretary, Finance, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Alok Sinha, Commissioner, Meerut Division, Shri Pankaj Kumar, District Magistrate, Agra, and other distinguished officials from the Agra Development Authority (ADA), Meerut Development Authority (MDA) and Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC).
The State Government had assigned Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) the responsibility of ‘Coordinator’ for preparation of DPR for Metro in four important cities of Uttar Pradesh namely Kanpur, Varanasi, Meerut and Agra. The Agra Development Authority (ADA) and the Meerut Development Authority (MDA) were the nodal agencies for preparation of DPR for Metro Rail Projects in the city of Agra and Meerut respectively.
For this purpose M/s RITES, a Govt of India Undertaking, had been engaged for preparing the DPRs. Work on preparation of DPRs for Metro in Agra and Meerut commenced in February, 2015 involving series of site visits by LMRC team lead by MD, LMRC and RITES along with ADA and MDA officials. Through successive site visits, engineering surveys and review meetings/discussions with the Commissioners of Agra and Meerut and the officials of ADA and MDA, Metro corridors have been finalised for Agra and Meerut.
Extensive meetings were also held at the LMRC level where Lucknow Metro provided the much required technical assistance during the preparation of the DPRs. It is only because of the extensive efforts provided by Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) and the team of ADA and MDA that the DPRs have been prepared and presented before the government.
Speaking at the occasion, Shri Alok Ranjan, Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh, said “the State Government will now shortly approve the DPRs for the Agra and the Meerut Metro Rail Projects. This will open the windows for bringing Metro in these important cities of the State”.
“I am very happy that under the coordination of Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC), M/s RITES has been able to prepare and present these DPRs today. I applaud the extensive efforts of Lucknow Metro, M/s RITES, Agra Development Authority (ADA) and the Meerut Development Authority (MDA) which they have put in to submit this report”, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, LMRC, said “The Meerut Metro DPR envisages two corridors with a total length of 35 Kms. The first corridor comprises a length of 20 kms and it spreads from Partapur to Modipuram covering an elevated stretch of 12.8 km and an underground stretch of 7.2 km. The second corridor comprises a length of 15 kms and it stretches from Shradhapuri Ph II to Jagriti Vihar with an elevated stretch of 10.7 km and an underground stretch of 4.3 km.”
“The Agra Metro DPR also envisages two corridors with a total length of 30 Kms. The first corridor comprises a length of 14 kms and it spreads from Sikandara to Taj East Gate covering an elevated section of 6.4 km and an underground section of 7.6 km. The second corridor, however, comprises a fully elevated Metro corridor from Agra Cantt. to Kalindi Vihar covering a length of 16 kms”, he added.
The total estimated completion cost for Metro Projects in Agra and Meerut stands at Rs 10, 830 Cr and Rs 11, 544 Cr respectively – with taxes and duties. These projects have also been envisaged to be undertaken as a Joint Venture (JV) projects between the Government of India (GoI) and the Government of Uttar Pradesh (GoUP) with 50:50 equity partnerships.
The salient features and index maps of the proposed corridors of both the Metro Projects are attached with this mail for detail information.