PATNA (Metro Rail News): Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar laid the foundation stone for the underground construction project of the Patna Metro Rail on Thursday. Newly appointed deputy chief minister Tejaswi Yadav was also present along with Nitish Kumar at the foundation stone laying down ceremony.
The estimated cost of the project is Rs 19,500 crore. The proposal calls for the construction of 26 metro stations.
On February 17, 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi placed the first brick of the Patna Metro project. Patna Metro train line is 31 kilometres long. The project’s first line will link Danapur and Mithapur-Khemni Chak. The second line will run between Pataliputra Bus Terminal and Patna Railway Station.
Chief executive officer of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Vikas Kumar also paid a visit to the city in July to assess the Patna Metro project’s advancement. He stated that after the project is finished nearly a million passengers from the capital of Bihar will be benefitted from it, and it will also reduce the number of vehicles on the road and improve congestion.