Vijayawada Metro | DPR for the metro project to be ready in 3 months

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Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana reviewing theprogress of metro rail project with AMRC MD N P Ramakrishna Reddy and representatives of KFW Bank and SISTRA consultants at the Secretariat (http://www.thehansindia.com/assets/metro-pnr-pic_4175.jpg)

Amaravati: Things are moving at good pace for Vijayawada Metro. As per press briefing by minister for Municipal Administration P Narayana, the detailed project report (DPR) will be ready within 3 months.  With DPR ready, process for metro work will begin post approval from authorities.

As per the minister, the DPR is being prepared for the metro corridors of 65 km stretch in the city. He also shared that the he reviewed the progress of metro rail with Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation MD N P Ramakrishna as well as the representatives of German government owned KfW Bank, SISTRA public transport consultants (France) at the Secretariat in the first half of the week.

As per the minister the initial DPR was made for two corridors for a stretch of 25km in the Vijayawada city. He added that this was later extended to Gannavaram airport and Amaravati.

Narayana shared that they are also planning to construct additional corridor to Jakkampudi location. The DPR for the new corridor will be prepared as per the new metro policy and the same will be submitted for review in 3 months time. He also informed that KFW Bank will be offering Rs 8 crore for the metro project.

Narayana shared that they are also planning to construct additional corridor to Jakkampudi location. The DPR for the new corridor will be prepared as per the new metro policy and the same will be submitted for review in 3 months time. He also informed that KFW Bank will be offering Rs 8 crore for the metro project.

Talking about the delay in the project, Narayana blamed the central government. He stated that the central government came out with new metro policy two years after they had submitted the DPR on building Vijayawada Metro. This change in policy caused unnecessary delay in metro project.

Not very happy with the response from the central government, Naryana said that the central has offered financial assistance. He added that they were assured for financial help for both Visakhapatnam metro rail and Vijayawada metro rail project as per the AP Reorganisation Act. But unfortunately, the central government has not done anything in last four years. The assurance has simply remained verbal, noting concrete has come so far.

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