DEHRADUN (Metro Rail News): The upcoming metro rail project in Uttarakhand, expected to be completed by 2024, will connect Dehradun-Rishikesh-Haridwar in its inception. The 33-km route will be the inaugural line according to sources.
“The detailed project report has been submitted to the state government, which is likely to get the nod soon”, Jitendra Tyagi, the Uttarakhand Metro Rail Corporation MD was stated saying.
Locals have welcomed the decision whether it be Rishikesh or Haridwar stating that this would improve connectivity and increase the footfall in these two cities which have greater religious values.
Apart from being a holy place, Haridwar is also the second-largest industrial centre of the state after Udham Singh Nagar. Many people working in Haridwar commute either by buses or other public transport.