• Alignment of Patna Metro : Gandhi Maidan – Saguna More – Didar Ganj

    by  • September 17, 2013 • Construction Information, Editorial, India, Metro Rail, Rail Projects • 0 Comments

    patna_metro_railThe Government has passed the Alignment of Patna Metro. Now the project will be send to consultant to further study. Right Now, Government has passed the Metro in two stretch . According to the official, the work will speed up after the approval of the Chief Minister. Consultant firm will work on the basis of Alignment.

    In first Phase the Patna Metro Project will be of 30 KM. This includes the region from Danapur to Deedar Ganj. The Metro will start from Gandhi Maidan.

    Some Details from : Wikipedia

    Patna Metro (Hindi:पटना मेट्रो) is the proposed Mass Rapid Transit system for the City of Patna in Bihar. On Sep 14 2011, The Planning Commission of India gave approval for the Patna Metro. The Metro rail will be introduced on two routes under the public-private partnership mode. The Metro rail is expected to run on two routes in 2016:- Dak bunglow Square to Saguna More and Danapur to Patna City. In the first phase, Metro Rail services would be provided between Patna and Danapur and in the second between Patna Junction and Digha, both distances of 20 km each.

    Corridors

    • Corridor 1 (15 km): Saguna More – Bailey Road – Dakbangalow Chowk – Frazer Road – Gandhi Maidan Marg
    • Corridor 2 (25 km): Danapur – Digha – Kurji – Raja Pul – Gandhi Maidan Marg – Ashok Rajpath – Agamkuan – Didarganj (Patna City)

    The government also plans to construct a third Metro line from Patna Junction to Digha Ghat passing through the heart of the city.

    Project Detail

    The Project will be based on Public-Private Partnership. The Centre would provide 20 per cent of the cost as Viability Gap Fund while the state government would spend a similar sum depending upon the final estimate of the project. The remaining amount would be borne by the private company involved in the construction of the Metro Rail. The project’s total cost would be about INR8000 Crore. The entire Metro System would be elevated. On June 11,2013, Bihar cabinet approved the proposal to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for Metro train service in Patna. Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) has been selected for the purpose, and has sanctioned INR2.52 crore as consultancy fee to RITES. On June 18,2013 The Bihar Government has signed a MoU with the consultant -RITES- for feasibility study and Detailed Project Report preparation for the proposed 30-km Patna Metro railway project. Under the agreement, RITES will be required to submit the feasibility report by September, 2013 and DPR by December, 2013. In its scope of works, the consultant will be required to identity the mass transit corridors on the basis of detailed traffic demand assessment study, topographic survey, soil survey at 500 meters interval on the proposed stretch among other measures.

    Development

    In November 2011, Union Urban development minister Kamal Nath had said that all cities that have a population in excess of 20 lakh would get a metro corridor. According to the 2011 census findings, Patna has a population of a little over 20.4 lakh, which makes Patna eligible for Metro.Bihar urban development department is the nodal agency for Patna Integrated Mass Rapid Transport System (PIMRTS). Bihar government had decided to launch Patna metro or mono rail system by 2015.But, the metro rail is emerging as a more viable option for the city than the monorail for the execution of the proposed Patna Integrated Mass Rapid Transport System (PIMRTS) because of load factor. Even the Planning Commission is extending its technical support to the proposed metro project.