The Odisha authorities on Monday fast-tracked execution of the ₹6,255 crore Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Project, the State’s first metro railway mission, with a contract signed between Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC) and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
The 26 km metro rail connecting Bhubaneswar airport to Trisulia Square in Cuttack is the one largest funding made for any infrastructure mission in Odisha. The first part of development will join the capital metropolis with Cuttack.
There might be 20 metro stations together with at Capital Hospital, Rajmahal sq., Jayadev Vihar sq. and Patia sq.. The metro rail tracks and stations might be constructed on elevated viaducts whereas ultra-modern coaches and signalling techniques might be adopted.
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed within the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on a digital platform.
According to the federal government, the DMRC will work as a turn-key advisor for the mission whereas all the community is focused to be accomplished in 4 years.
“This pact signals the emergence of a new epoch in the transportation history of Odisha. We are now poised to transform the transportation landscape in the capital region. This is a flagship programme under the 5T Initiative that will also symbolise the emergence of a new Odisha,” stated Mr. Patnaik.
‘Borne by State govt.’
“This is the single largest investment made in any infrastructure project in the history of Odisha. The entire cost of the project will be borne by the State government,” he added.
Mr Patnaik stated DMRC, a pioneer within the discipline of development and operation of metro rails within the nation, will make sure the Bhubaneswar Metro Project might be of world-class normal and in addition accomplished in time.