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Does Bhopal really need a metro? Main roads are quite wide and there isnt much traffic congestion in the city. Will end up being a white elephant like Jaipur (same conditions mentioned)"Bhopal Metro Rail Project comprising two corridors approved"
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com...gujarat-before-polls/articleshow/67874118.cmsNEW DELHI: The government is set to put its final stamp on five metro rail projects across the country- two in UP, one each in Gujarat and Bihar and the first phase of Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS) in NCR - before the poll code of conduct kicks in.
The government is also keen to lay the foundation stone for the metro projects involving an investment of approximately Rs 56,000 crore.Sources said the Public Investment Board (PIB) took up all the projects for Agra, Kanpur, Patna, Ahmedabad and the RRTS between Delhi and Meerut.
PIB approval is mandatory since the central government puts equity in all metro projects where the works are executed by an entity like DMRC where the Union government and the state concerned have 50-50 partnership.TOI has learnt that soon after getting the PIB approval, the projects will be placed before the cabinet for the final clearance and to start work quickly.
Officials said while RRTS phase-I would cost around Rs 32,000 crore, the Kanpur and Agra Metro projects would require about Rs 12,000 crore. The two projects have a combined length of 62 km. The total cost of Patna metro rail project, which includes the land cost, is about Rs 13,000 crore.
Is that a serious question? If a city of almost 2 Mio inhabitants has any use for a metro?Does Bhopal really need a metro? Main roads are quite wide and there isnt much traffic congestion in the city. Will end up being a white elephant like Jaipur (same conditions mentioned)
New Delhi: Agra is all set to get an intra-city connectivity makeover with its metro project. The city famous of places like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort etc. will soon offer metro rail services to the residents and visitors. The Union Cabinet approved the Agra Metro Rail Project earlier this year in March! The cost of this two corridor project is estimated at Rs 8,379 crore and it is expected to be completed in the next 5 years.
It may be noted that the metro corridors will connect major public nodes, tourist places and city cluster areas of Agra. It is expected to reduce vehicular traffic in the city and boost movement on the roads by reducing traffic congest.
1. The proposed project will have two corridors which will pass through the heart of Agra connecting iconic places like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra etc.
2. The length of Sikandra to Taj East Gate corridor will be 14 Km. It will be partly elevated and partly underground and will have 13 stations. While six station will be elevated, the rest will be underground.
3. The length of Agra Cantt to Kalindi Vihar corridor will be 15.40 km and it will have 14 stations in total. All the stations on this corridor will be elevated.
4. People will be able to easily reach places like ISBT, Raja Ki Mandi Railway Station, Medical College, Agra Cant railway station, Collectorate, Sanjay Place and other surrounding densely populated residential areas.
5. The corridors will have multimodal integration with railway stations and BRTS stations and will have feeder network of bus, Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) and Non-Motorized Transport (NMT).
It is worth noting that this project is estimated to benefit nearly 20 lakh people directly or indirectly. For the implementation of this metro project, the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation, a jointly owned company of the central government and the UP government, will be reconstituted as 'Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC).