The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has started work on the Patna Metro Rail project. A drone survey for the alignment of both the corridors of the Patna metro was carried out. Significantly, the land will be marked for the metro route only on the basis of drone survey.
It has been decided to award construction work of both the corridors of the metro to DMRC. It has been sent to the cabinet for approval. DMRC has to complete the work in five years, it is going to start a drone survey of both corridors. This work is to be completed between 23 August and 15 October 2019.
The State Public Account Committee (PAC) has approved PMRC’s decision to construct the Patna Metro rail project through DMRC. After approval by the committee headed by the Development Commissioner, only the cabinet approval has to be taken on this proposal.
The PMRC’s decision is likely to be approved in the next cabinet meeting. The government plans to start operating metro rail in Patna by 2024. At the meeting of Patna Metro Rail Corporation (PMRC) on August 7, it was decided to give the responsibility of construction to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
Patna Metro Rail Corporation has started physical survey of both corridors of Patna Metro. The PMRC team surveyed the route from Danapur to Etbarpur and Patna Junction to ISBT. The status of the two corridors is being studied by a team of officers under the leadership of Patna Metro Rail Corporation general manager Vijayashil Kashyap.
Construction of depot for Patna Metro is proposed at both these places. The PMRC team will conduct an aerial survey after the physical survey. The physical survey and aerial survey report will be submitted to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).