Vijayawada: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has approved designs for main station for metro rail in the city. A ground plus four building will come up near Pandit Nehru Bus Station (PNBS).
The first floor of the building will be used for elevated corridor of the metro rail. A track would pass through the first floor, while station would be constructed at second floor. Third and fourth floors would be used for administrative offices. A roof top food court would come at the building.
The DMRC also planned a sky walk from the PNBS to the metro station to facilitate movement of passengers from bus station to metro station.
The cost of this building is not known.
The first phase of Vijayawada Metro Rail project, estimated to cost Rs. 6,823 crore. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Principal Advisor and Advisor to A.P. government on metro rail projects, E. Sreedharan submitted the Detailed Project Report (DPR) on the Metro Rail project which includes two corridors.
The total length covered by the two corridors would be 26.03 km and the cost per km works out to Rs.209 crore, according to the DPR. While Corridor 1 between Pandit Nehru Bus Terminal and Penamaluru covers a distance of 12.76 km, Corridor 2 (Pandit Nehru Bus Terminal-Nidamanuru) covers 13.27 km.
The first phase of Vijayawada Metro Rail project, estimated to cost Rs. 6,823 crore.