Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Corporation Inks MoU With DMRC For Construction Of Phase I Of Bhubaneswar Metro Rail
Bhubaneswar, November 20 (TNA) The Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Corporation on Monday signed an MoU with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation for the construction of Phase I of Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Project in presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
As per the MoU, DMRC will work as turn-key consultant for the project which will span from Bhubaneswar Airport to Trishulia. The project will be fully funded by the Odisha Govt and completed in 4 years.
The CM said that the MoU signals the emergence of a new epoch in transportation history of Odisha and is poised to transform transportation landscape of the Bhubaneswar Capital Region.
Patnaik also highlighted that Metro Rail project is a flagship programme under 5T initiative which will also symbolise the emergence of a New Odisha.
The first phase of the project will cost ₹6,255.94 Cr and will be the single largest investment made in any infrastructure project in Odisha. CM expressed happiness that Odisha Government is delivering yet another promise which was made as part of the Manifesto in 2019.
CM added that the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is a pioneer in construction & operation of Metro Rail and expressed confidence that the construction will be of world-class standard & completed in time. The project was announced by the CM on April 1, this year and its foundation is scheduled to be laid on January 1, 2024.