PATNA (Metro Rail News): Chief minister Nitish Kumar has said that the two corridors of Patna Metro Rail Project would be complete within five years, and once ready, this project will benefit a large number of people and bring relief for commuters in Patna.
“We have already constructed so many roads and bridges, people of the city will be so happy when metro comes here,” said Nitish, while inaugurating the construction work of the Rs 13,590 crore project through a video link. “Corridor I will be 17.9 km long from Danapur to Khemnichack via Meethapur, of which 7.3km will be elevated, and 10.5km underground. The second corridor will be 14.5 km from Patna station to Pataliputra Bus Terminal. Of its total length, 7.9km will be underground and 6.6km will be elevated. Five stations from Pataliputra till Malahi Pakri will be built on a priority basis.
All five metro stations, which are to be built on a priority basis are elevated and include Pataliputra Bus Terminal, Zero Mile, Bhooth Nath Road and Khemnichak in the second corridor. The CM appreciated the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, which is the executing agency for the construction of Patna Metro, for its stellar work in the past. Corridor I will have 14 stations starting from Danapur to Saguna Mor, RPS Mor, Pataliputra Station, Rukunpura, Raja Bazaar, Patna zoo, Vikas Bhawan, Vidyut Bhawan, Patna station, Meethapur, Ramkrishna Nagar, Jaganpura, and Khemnichak. The Patna railway station stop would be a corridor interchange station.