Uttrakhand inks pact with DMRC to build metro line in the state

Uttrakhand inks pact with DMRC to build metro line in the state
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The Uttarakhand state government has signed a pact with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to introduce the metro rail in the hill state.

In the first phase, the metro line would be built between Dehradun and Rishikesh.

The MoU was inked between the state Urban Housing Development Authority (UUHDA) and DMRC in the presence of Uttrakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat. UUHDA’s Secretary Meenakshi Sundram and Director (business production), DMRC, SD Sharma signed the pact for the project.

“DMRC will submit the details of Departmental Project Report (DPR) to the state government after a month. After that, the process for constructing the metro lines between Dehradun and Risihkesh will begin,” CM Rawat said.

A senior official in UUHDA stated that it would give an amount of about Rs 2 crore to the DMRC to draft the DPR for the purpose.

URHDA Secretary Sundram said that in the second phase the metro lines would be laid on Dehradun-Haridwar and Dehradun-Kalsi route.

“DMRC will be later asked to prepare a full proposal to extend the metro lines for the second phase,” he said.

Officials said that total cost of the project would be estimated as per Rs 250 crore per km.

Source : urbannewsdigest



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