Meerut: City residents’ dream to have a Metro is all set to come true. Divisional commissioner Alok Sinha cleared the final detailed project report (DPR) for the Meerut Metro project in a meeting on Friday.
The proposal will be sent to the state government in July and construction is likely to begin by March 2017. Both corridors will have a combined total of 29 metro stations. The total cost of the Meerut Metro project is Rs 11,450 crore.
“Apart from convenience, the Meerut Metro will also provide new employment opportunities for thousands of city residents. It will also boost tourism and industry in the city. By July, the state government will most likely give its nod to the project and construction will begin by March 2017. The work will be completed by 2022,” the commissioner added.
Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) general manager Piyush Kansal said, “Corridor I (Partapur-Modipuram) will be 19.7 km in length. In this corridor, 11.6 km will be elevated and 7.2 km will be underground. It will have a total of 16 stations, 11 of which will be elevated and five will be underground.”
He further added, “Corridor – II (from Shraddhapuri phase – II to Jagriti Vihar extension) will have a total of 13 stations. Ten of these will be elevated and three will be underground. The length of this corridor will be 15 km, of which 10.7 km will be elevated and 3.5 km will be underground.”