VISAKHAPATNAM (Metro Rail News): As the Coronavirus outbreak has brought everything at a standstill, the urban mobility system has speeded up its works more efficiently. The metro corporations are leading in this matter. They have been working tremendously on several projects as the world waits for a new normal. The government had chosen UMTC for works of DPR for the light metro and tram corridor. With this, it has been reported that the proposal for the estimated cost of the scheme is being set up in the Metro Rail Corporation.
With this, by looking at how much traffic remains in the metropolis, a route map of the metro corridor in the same direction is being prepared. Indeed, in view of the changes and increasing traffic in Visakhapatnam by the year 2050, DPR is being prepared. It was earlier reported that the deadline for completing the work was 6 months. However, the consistent delays by the agency have hampered the progress of the metro development works.
The good news about the matter is that the government has accepted the proposal of UMTC which states that it shall complete the DPR connected to the Light Metro by the end of December and the DPR connected to the tram corridor by the end of December. These happening bring hopes and sources familiar with the matter told that if the things go well, the metro services in the city will start operating by 2024.