BMRC, DMRC tie-up for first phase of city rail

01 Nov 2023

The Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC) signed an agreement with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for construction of the first phase of Bhubaneswar Metro rail project from the Biju Patnaik International Airport to Trisulia Square in Cuttack.

As per the memorandum of understanding, DMRC will work as a turn-key consultant for the 26-km long project touching key landmarks such as Capital Hospital, Rajmahal Square, Jaydev Vihar and Patia.

It is expected to be completed in four years. The MoU was signed between BMRC chief executive officer Siba Prasad Samantary and DMRC director Pramit Kumar Garg with chief minister Naveen Patnaik present through video link.

?We are now poised to transform the transportation landscape in the capital region. This is a flagship programme under the 5T initiative of my government that will also symbolise the emergence of a new Odisha,? a government statement quoting Naveen said. Naveen said the Rs 6,255 crore project with 20 stations is the single largest investment to be made in any infrastructure project in the history of the state. The entire cost will be borne by the state government, he said.

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