Patna Metro Rail corridors get approval from Bihar Govt for revised alignments

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar approved the fresh alignments of 32.12 km metro rail corridor proposed by Municipal Development and Housing Department as recommended by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

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PATNA, INDIA (Metro Rail News): The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has made extensive changes in the alignments of Patna Metro Rail corridors (PMRC). From now the project to develop Golf Club Station in Corridor 1 of the Patna Metro Rail has been cancelled. Where Corridor 2, Premchandra Rangshala, NMCH, Kumara Park and Gandhi Setu Metro stations would not be developed. Now metro stations would be developed in Ramakrishna Nagar, Khemnikchak along with Jaganpura.

On Tuesday Bihar CM Nitish Kumar approved the fresh alignments of 32.12 km metro rail corridor proposed by Municipal Development and Housing Department as recommended by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. The project cost would increase by Rs 179 cr after the change. There would be an entirety thirteen elevated and thirteen underground stations in the total metro project of Phase I according to the revised alignments.

In the Corridor-1, an elevated line would be built on Bailey Road from Danapur Kendriya Vidyalaya-Sagunamod and Bellerod Digha-AIIMS Road Canal. Where on Jawaharlal Nehru Marg the underground line from Gola Road would be up till Patna Junction through Mithapur bypass.

And the Corridor-2 would be underground instead of elevated from Patna Junction. On this route, there would be Dak Bungalow, AIR, JP Golmber, Convention Center, PMCH, Patna University. Some new station would be now developed at Moinulhaq Stadium and Malahipark.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has accepted to provide Rs 5,400 cr loan for the development of Phase I of Patna Metro Rail corridors (PMRC). The formalities of loan agreement signing would are developed shortly.

Minister of Urban Development and Housing Suresh Sharma announced after the completion of Patna Metro’s agreement, the way has been cleared to commence the development work for the metro project. Preparation to build the metro line from Rajendra Nagar Terminal-ISBT In the 1st phase.

On Wednesday a meeting with the officials of PMRC and DMRC conducted before beginning the tender related to the development process. A meeting is proposed among Secretary of Urban Development and Housing Department Anand Kishore and Daljit Singh DMRC Director Works. After this, it was finalised to commence the development of the Priority Corridor. Development of the metro line from Rajendra Nagar-New ISBT in the Priority Corridor is aimed.

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