Vijayawada

Metro Rail DPR to be ready by March-end

DMRC Director (Business Development) S.D. Sarma and Principal Advisor E. Sreedharan (right) discussing the proposed Metro Rail project, in Vijayawada on Wednesday.- Photo: V. Raju

DMRC Director (Business Development) S.D. Sarma and Principal Advisor E. Sreedharan (right) discussing the proposed Metro Rail project, in Vijayawada on Wednesday.- Photo: V. Raju  

The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the proposed Metro Rail, rail-based Mass Rapid Transit System, in the city will be completed by March end.

The surveys by experts on different aspects such as topographical survey, traffic analysis, geographical studies and water pipeline analysis are going on at a brisk pace and in all likelihood, it will be completed shortly.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Principal Advisor E. Sreedharan, who was in the city on Wednesday to review the progress of the surveys and preparation of the DPR for Metro Rail project, said that lapses, problems and progress in the DPR would be reviewed at the meeting.

“We will go for a field visit to inspect the alignments, key traffic junctions on Thursday,” he said.

DMRC Director (Business Development) S. D. Sarma said that the surveys were going on at brisk pace. Soil testing procedures would be undertaken shortly.

The Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA), which replaced the Vijayawada Guntur Tenali Mangalagiri Urban Development Authority (VGTMUDA), would spend Rs. 25 crore on the preparation of the DPR for the project.

As many as 23 Metro Rail stations, including the main station near the Pandit Nerhu Bus Station (PNBS), would come up along the Bandar and Eluru roads. Eleven stations each on Bandar and Eluru roads are being planned.

In phase-I of the project, metro rail services would be available between the Siddhartha Engineering College at Kanuru and the PNBS-railway station-Eluru Road-Ramavarappadu ring-Nidamanuru, covering a distance of 26 km. A depot would also come up at Nidamanuur, according to sources.



The CRDA will spend Rs. 25 cr. on the preparation of the DPR for the project

23 Metro Rail stations, including the main station near PNBS,

will come up

along Bandar

and Eluru roads


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