By March 2024, the DPR is anticipated to be completed, at which point additional permissions will be sought. Cost estimates, financial information, design, institutional arrangements, planning, and an implementation schedule for the most effective MRTS mode will all be included.
The Punjab government on Friday released 1.37 crore as its part for the creation of the DPR, more than a month after the UT administration and other stakeholders resolved to submit an alternative analysis report (AAR) and a detailed project report (DPR) for the Metro project.
According to a top UT executive, Haryana is also anticipated to pay its portion within a week. The DPR is estimated to have cost approximately 7 crore.
By March 2024, the study is anticipated to be completed, at which point additional permissions will be sought. Cost estimates, financial information, design, institutional arrangements, planning, and an implementation strategy for the most effective MRTS mode will all be included.
The estimated cost of the Metro project is roughly 10,570 crore, of which the states will contribute 20%, the center will contribute 20%, and the loan agency would provide the remaining 60%.
The UT administration had made the decision on July 18 to include all interested parties in the development of the AAR and DPR for Metro Rail in accordance with the norms of the Government of India.
The Tricity Metro Project was approved by the 23-member Unified Metro Transportation Authority (UMTA) at its meeting on July 18. The first phase’s project scope will now be increased from 66 to 77 kilometers. The first phase will now begin in Parol in New Chandigarh (Mohali) and conclude in Sector 20 at Panchkula Extension.
The Metro has been proposed for three routes in the first phase, which will be built between 2027 and 2037: Parol, Sarangpur, ISBT Panchkula to Panchkula Extension (29 km); Rock Garden to ISBT Zirakpur via Industrial Area and Chandigarh Airport (35 km); and from Grain Market Chowk, Sector 39, to Transport Chowk, Sector 26 (13 km).
The proposed Metro routes for the second phase, which would be built after 2037, are Airport Chowk to Manakpur Kallar (5 km) and ISBT Zirakpur to Pinjore (20 km).
Most of the Metro would travel above ground. It was agreed that the DPR and AAR for the project will be created by the Rail India Technical and Economic Service agency at a cost of 6.54 crore. By March of the following year, both reports will be finished.
The Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh administrations, as well as the Chandigarh administration, had given the Metro project their in-principle approval during a meeting on a comprehensive mobility plan on March 16—nearly 14 years after it was initially proposed. The project aims to manage the city’s growing traffic issues and high vehicle density.
Source- Hindustan times