Bbhubaneswar: Metro rail project in Bhubaneswar region will begin by the end of next December, according to a top state government official on Friday.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has approved a metro rail system for the Bhubaneswar capital region, and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has been hired as the project’s consultant, according to state Housing and Urban Development Secretary G. Mathi Vathanan.
According to Vathanan, Chief Minister Patnaik may lay the groundwork for the megaproject in June. “The project survey is nearly finished, and the DPR is being prepared.” “Construction work is expected to begin before the end of 2023,” he stated.
The government would build a metro trunk line from Trisulia near Cuttack to Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar in the first phase. Major sights such as Nandankanan, Patia, Vani Vihar, and the Railway Station will be visited. The metro will eventually reach Jatni, Khurda, and Puri, according to the official.
In terms of providing clean drinking water to the urban population, Vathanan stated that under the Drink from Tap Mission, 85 cities in Odisha, including all five corporations, have achieved 100 percent tap connection for homes. The remaining 30 cities will be served by the end of 2023.
He also stated that 1.73 lakh families have received land right certificates from municipalities and NACs, that a slum household census has been conducted in five municipal corporations, and that 1 lakh slum families will receive land right certificates by December 2023.
The department has built 1,62,327 dwellings. Door-to-door waste collection was ensured in all 2,055 wards of 115 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), he said.
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