Centre okays Bhopal, Indore metro rail projects

PTI Bhopal | Updated on March 12, 2018

The Centre has given in-principle approval for preparing the detailed project report to introduce Metro Rail services in Bhopal and Indore, Madhya Pradesh urban administration and development minister Babulal Gaur said here today.

“The Centre has given in-principle approval for preparing DPR of Bhopal and Indore Metro Rail services,” the Minister told reporters.

Gaur said the DPR would be prepared in next six-seven months and the Centre and the state will bear its cost in the ratio of 50:50.

The urban administration department will float a tender to select a company for preparing the DPR for the two cities, he said.

The length of the Metro Rail track in Bhopal is 28.5km and for Indore it will be about 33 km.

The estimated cost for implementing the Metro Rail project is around Rs 6,000 crore in Bhopal and about Rs 7,500 crore in Indore, the Minister said, adding that the feasibility survey for the two projects was done by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.

The Centre has also praised the Narmada Purification Scheme of the State Government and asked to send DPR of this project also, Gaur said.

“Union Minister of Environment and Forest Jayanthi Natarajan in a letter praised the Narmada river purification scheme and asked the state to send a DPR of the project under National River Conservation Scheme,” he added.

Published on October 02, 2012

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