79.5 km line to be laid in first phase of Chandigarh Metro project

Chandigarh News: Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) has submitted an Alternative Analysis Report (AAR) and Detailed Project (DPR) report for laying the metro line in Chandigarh. The report was tabled at a meeting chaired by Dharampal, advisor to Chandigarh Administrator Banwari Lal Purohit.
       Officials from Chandigarh as well as Punjab and Haryana governments were also present. 
      During the meeting, the metro project to be built in Chandigarh was discussed in detail. Now orders have been given to prepare the final report by December-2023.
        Efforts are being made to cover as many areas as possible in the metro line to be built in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula. 
According to the Detailed Project Report (DPR), the total length of this line to be laid in the first phase is 79.5 km.
       The first line will be laid from New Chandigarh to Panchkula. The second line will be laid from Rock Garden to Zirakpur Bus Stand via Sector 17 Bus Stand, the third line will be laid from Mohali to International Airport and the fourth line will be laid from Grain Market Chowk to Transport Light Sector 26.
Central government to fund 60% cost
       The total cost of the metro line to be laid in Chandigarh is said to be around 13, 000 crores. 60% of this will be given by the Central Government, while 40% share is to be given by Chandigarh, Haryana and Punjab. Money has been given from Haryana and Punjab to prepare the DPR.

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