- RITES completed DPR of Metro Project in Varanasi
- After survey of project, RITES also completed the survey of the routes in the city
- 29.4 km metro route will cost Rs 17000 Crore
Varanasi: The RITES Limited has almost completed the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Varanasi Metro Rail project in PM’ Narendra Modi’s parliamentary area i.e. Varanasi. After a month-long survey, RITES has completed the survey of the routes in the city. After the survey of the routes, the rights will submit the interim report to the Varanasi Development Authority (VDA). After that VDA will send the final report to the Government after complete drafting.
The Government had directed the RITES and VDA to prepare the revised DPR by December 30. The Vice President of the VDA invited the team of RITES two times by writing a letter. After that the Principal Secretary fixed the date of submission of the DPR to 31 January. The revised DPR will be sent to the Government by May 30. VDA Vice President Rajesh Kumar told that the RITES has completed the survey. RITES will also submit an interim report by next week.
He further explained that RITES had prepared the DPR for running a metro train in 29.4 km last year with the help of VDA, at a cost of around 17 thousand crore. But the central government, returning the DPR to the State, asked to make a proposal again as per the new Metro Rail Policy 2017. Now the Yogi Government is engaged in preparing revised DPR with the help of RITES.
In view of visit of the high population traffic daily, RITES has also been explored to connect the metro with the ghats. The team has done a survey to connect the metro to the proposed inter-model station at Kashi station. They also planning to make the station and terminal in the front of ghat. Connecting the metro in the Ramnagar city will get its speed.