PATNA, INDIA (Metro Rail News): Patna, the capital of Bihar, witnessed many changes in the last decade, like construction of infrastructure, flyover-overbridge, widening of roads, historical Bihar Museum, Samrat Ashok Convention Centre. Citizens will also be able to travel to the metro rail facility in Patna soon.
With the availability of the metro in Patna, jams will be reduced, and it will be an essential means for smooth movement. Primarily it will be convenient for people associated with jobs, college and business. In Patna, a total of the 32 KM metro will be operated. At the same time, the metro underground will run 18 KM. At the same time, the elevated track will run in the area of 14 KM.
The target has been set to complete the metro work by March 2023, but only five per cent of the work has been achieved so far. Seeing the pace of work, the chances of its completion by the target time are more petite. Officials say that metro trains will start operating by the end of 2024.
“The metro construction agency is being provided facilities as per the need by the district administration. Every effort is being made to complete track, station and depot for Patna Metro operations on time. I review it in the Project Monitoring Committee from time to time”, said Patna DM Dr. Chandrashekhar Singh.
This route will start first at present; work is going on in Malahi Pakri. In the first phase, the corridor up to ISBT, Baria is to be constructed. Metro depot is also to be built near ISBT. So, first of all, operations have to start from Malahi Pakri to ISBT.