JAIPUR (Metro Rail News): After preparing a Detailed Project Report for the Jaipur metro phase-II proposed project among Sitapura-Ambabari, the state govt will be taken discussions to start the project. On June 24, the urban development and housing minister has called a meeting.
The Jaipur Metro Rail along with DMRC revised the phase- II DPR, conducted a series of exercises to take down the expense to almost Rs 5,500 cr.
A JMRC official stated that in the state cabinet meeting, approval DPR will be made. The project is now intended on the elevated corridor and the expense is decreased to almost half from earlier estimation.
In 2014 the DPR made, it was mentioned that project needed land of Rs 2,000 cr. Whatever the amount mentioned it the earlier DPR, it would require less amount than mentioned in the previous DPR. The expected cost for acquiring land will be decreased to Rs 500 cr, as per a source.
An official said, “While construction cost of an elevated corridor is Rs 200 crore per km, it goes up to Rs 550 crore per km underground,” said a senior official.
As Jaipur Metro also got the conditional safety clearance certificate by the commissioner of metro railway safety to start the 2.4 km underground metro railway section in the Walled City location and the final decisions will also take place to the project inaugurate.