Varanasi, Metro Rail News: The survey agency RITES (Rail India Technical and Economic Service) will submit the revised report for Varanasi Metro in next month. There were some drawbacks in the previous detailed project report. In this report, it will also prepare proposals for linking small routes with metro through Ropeway/cable cars.
Around four kilometers of the existing light metro rail route plan has been reduced. According to the new survey, now Metro will not go Sarnath so that budget has been reduced from Rs.16,000 crores to Rs.7,000 crores.
In the recent meeting held on Thursday, The provision of light metro and the rope-way was first time presented to improve traffic congestion in the city. In this presentation meeting before the City commissioner and VDA officials, the first fixed route for the Light Metro was reduced.
According to the new report, the first route of the Light Metro will be from BHU to BHEL, while the second route from BHU to Kashi via Beniyabagh. In the report given for the Metro, the second route was from Sarnath, which has now been separated.
According to previous DPR, the route of the Metro was 29 km, which was reduced to 25 km. This has reduced the cost to less than half. as per presentation, the route from BHU to BHEL will be elevated, whereas somewhere in the route of the Kashi, an underground corridor will be built.
When the officials of the RITES presented the report for the Light Metro and the Ropeway, it was mentioned in the construction but the details of the expenses on the maintenance were not reported.
It was said in the presentation that now a total of Rs.7,000 crores will be spent on the light metro, while Rs.1700 crores will be spent on the ropeway projects. Commissioner Deepak Agarwal said that the joint detailed project report of Ropeway and Light Metro should be prepared. Also, include the cost of repairs. Officials including VC VDA Rajesh Kumar, city planner Manoj Kumar were present in the meeting.