Varanasi Metro|RITES submits DPR for Varanasi Metro Rail project

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Varanasi: Divisional commissioner Nitin Ramesh Gokarn convened a high-powered meeting with officials of Varanasi Development Authority (VDA), Varanasi Municipal Corporation (VMC) and representatives of other organizations on Wednesday. The detailed project report (DPR) of the proposed Metro rail was presented by Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) on the occasion.

The representatives of RITES explained the DPR of the Metro rail via a power-point presentation and informed about the Metro corridors in detail. It was opined that the DPR will only be finalized after seeking suggestions from the people.

Soon, the suggestions came flooding in. While some suggested that proposed corridors 1 and 2 be linked with Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) via Lahartara and Cantt, others recommended Lamahi and Babatpur airport. Some even propounded that Rajatalab, Pandeypur, Ashapur, Vishwasundari bridge, Ring road and Mughalsarai be linked with Metro corridors and exclusive parking arrangements be made.

The commissioner said that development of Metro rail would result in overall development of the city. He asked the representatives of RITES to consider the suggestions of the people. District magistrate Rajmani Yadav said that the focus of the Metro rail project will be on city as well as its development and due consideration will be given to the suggestions received by the denizens.

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