In a boost to public transport in the Bihar’s capital city, the centre Wednesday approved the Patna Metro Rail project comprising two corridors — Danapur to Mithapur and Patna Railway Station to New ISBT.
According to the government, the project will be executed in five years with an estimated cost of Rs. 13,365.77 crore.
The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In a statement, the government said that the Danapur Cantt-Mithapur corridor will 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 will connect the Gandhi Maidan, PMCH, Patna University, Rajendra Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Transport Nagar and ISBT.
“The length of Danapur to Mithapur corridor is 16.94 km, which is mostly underground (11.20 km) and partly elevated (5.48 km) and comprises 11 stations (3 elevated and 8-Underground),” it stated.
It also stated the length of Patna Station to New ISBT corridor is 14.45 km, which is mostly elevated (9.9 km) and partly underground (4.55 km) and comprising of 12 stations (9-Elevated and 3-Underground).
The existing population of 26.23 lakh of Patna agglomeration area is expected to be benefitted by the Patna Metro Rail Project directly and indirectly.
Source : NDTV