Bihar Appoints DMRC To Build Patna Metro; Construction Likely To Start By 2019-End
In a boost to public transport in the state capital, the Bihar Cabinet, on September 3, 2019, appointed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to build the Patna Metro Rail project. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of the project on February 17, 2019. According to the government, the project would be executed in five years, with an estimated cost of Rs 13,366 crores.
The two corridors would run between Danapur and Mithapur and the Patna Railway Station to New ISBT. The Danapur Cantt-Mithapur corridor would pass through the heart of city and connect densely populated areas such as the Raza Bazar, the Secretariat, the High Court and the Law University Railway Station. The Patna Railway Station-ISBT corridor would connect Gandhi Maidan, PMCH, Patna University, Rajendra Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Transport Nagar and ISBT.
The length of the Danapur to Mithapur corridor would be 16.94 kms, which is mostly underground (11.20 kms) and partly elevated (5.48 kms). It would have 11 stations (3 elevated and 8 underground). The length of Patna Station to New ISBT corridor would be 14.45 kms, which is mostly elevated (9.9 kms) and partly underground (4.55 kms). It would have 12 stations (9 elevated and 3 underground).
The existing population of 26.23 lakh of Patna agglomeration area was expected to be benefit by the the project directly and indirectly, the government said. The approved corridors would have multi-modal integration with railway stations and ISBT station and will have feeder network of bus, Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) and Non Motorised Transport (NMT).
The residential areas along the Metro Rail corridors would be immensely benefit from this project, as the people of these areas would be able to travel on trains from their own neighborhoods, to reach different areas of the city conveniently, the government statement said.
With inputs from Housing.com News