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Metro rail: Panel to deal with land acquisition

PATNA: Land acquisition process for the ambitious Patna metro rail project is anticipated to commence soon because the Patna Metro Rail Corporation (PMRC) has decided to ship a proposal to the state executive for formation of an inter-departmental committee for a similar.
Senior officials mentioned the decision to ship the proposal for formation of the inter-departmental committee was once taken at a gathering of the PMRC on Monday. The move is aimed at expediting the land acquisition process,” mentioned an official.

“The committee will have senior officials from other departments who will earmark the land required for construction of metro rail tracks and depots. They can also be chargeable for acquisition of land. A formal proposal for formation of the committee will likely be despatched to the state executive soon,” Sanjay Dayal, particular secretary in city construction and housing division and one of the directors of PMRC, instructed NewsTread on Tuesday.

The PMRC assembly, chaired by Chaitanya Prasad, CMD of the corporation and foremost secretary in city construction and housing division, decided to choose a “precedence segment” some of the two corridors proposed to be built underneath Patna metro rail project.

“The precedence segment is the segment of the proposed metro corridor which can be taken as much as start the paintings. It can be 5-6km lengthy in case of Patna metro rail project. For instance, proposed ISBT-Rajendra Nagar stretch or Etwarpur depot-Patna Junction path can be selected as precedence segment,” Dayal mentioned.

The foundation for Patna metro rail project was once laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi thru far off keep an eye on at Mokama on February 17. The project will likely be carried out with an estimated expenditure of Rs 13,365.77 crore in 5 years. CM Nitish Kumar, who was once additionally present at the foundation-laying ceremony, had mentioned the state executive would endure the cost of land acquisition for the project.

As per the licensed detailed project report for the metro rail project, the 16.95km east-west corridor will cover Danapur, Saguna Mor, Bailey Road, Patna Junction and Mithapur bus stand. The 14.45km north-south corridor, however, will connect Patna Junction with the proposed bus stand at Baraiya by means of Ashok Rajpath, Gandhi Maidan and Rajendra Nagar terminal. While the east-west corridor will mostly be underground (11.20km), the north-south corridor (9.9km) will likely be elevated.

The PMRC has additionally decided to induce the state executive to create no less than 200 posts for the corporation. “Staff recruitment, land acquisition and tie-up with external companies are some of the steps to be completed prior to the graduation of construction paintings,” Dayal mentioned.

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