Bhubaneswar, Oct 29: The Metro train project in Odisha’s Bhubaneswar City is going to be shaped soon.
The foundation stone of the dream project will be laid on New Year’s Day, said the Chairman of 5T and Nabin Odisha, VK Pandian on Sunday.
While reviewing the Detail Project Report (DPR) of the lucrative rail project visiting the project site at Trishulia in the morning, Pandian said that denizen’s dream of the Metro Train Project will soon turn into reality as Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is going to lay its foundation stone at the Trishulia terminal on January 1.
The H&UD Principal Secretary had earlier informed that a Detailed Project Report (DPR) has been prepared and the field survey has also been completed for the Twincity metro rail project. The full-fledged construction work for the project is likely to be expedited in full swing before the commencement of the New Year 2024.
Earlier, on Odisha Day (April 1) this year, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had approved the proposal for the Metrorail service between Cuttack and Bhubaneswar cities.
As per official sources, the state government has approved the metro rail service project from Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar to Trishulia Square in Cuttack in the first phase. Sources further informed that in the first phase through the elevated corridor, the metro project would be constructed from Bhubaneswar Airport to Netaji Bridge in Cuttack.
It can be recalled that Chief Minister Patnaik had said that the project has been studied by various stakeholders and feasibility reports have also been prepared.
Patnaik had stated, “In the first phase we will create the metro trunk route from Trisulia near Cuttack to Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar. The route will tentatively touch major landmarks such as Nandankanan, Patia, Vani Vihar, Railway Station, and so on. As the project is starting from near Subash Bose Setu, it will enable commuters from Cuttack to access important locations in Bhubaneswar. In later phases, the metro will expand to Khurda and Puri.”