Vizag Metro Rail Gets State Government’s Approval
Visakhapatnam: The AP State Government has given a green light to Visakhapatnam Metro Rail Project that has proposed plans of providing transportation to the entire city. The Municipal Administration and Urban Development Ministry issued a notification on Friday to this effect.
The Project envisaged three corridors, covering major routes of a 30.38 km stretch that begins at Gajuwaka Junction, passes through NAD X Road, Gurudwara Junction, Maddilapalem and Hanumanthawaka, culminating at Kommadi.
The second corridor covers a 5.25 km stretch between Gurudwara and Old Post Office Junction, while the third corridor extends between Tatichetlapalem and Chinna Waltair in a 6.9 km stretch.
The total length of the metro line is 42.55 km. The Government is planning to complete the work in a fixed time period.
The State Government had already finished preliminary technical studies concerning the project. The detailed project report prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation was approved by the state cabinet in May 2015.
The project was first mooted by the then planning commission’s working group in 2011, and then in deliberations of AP Reorganization Act of 2014, during the bifurcation exercise.
The outlay of the Project would be decided upon perusing the detailed project report. However, the earlier estimate suggested an expenditure of Rs 13,488 crore for the project. The land acquisition would be carried out by the district administration.