ORIDL to take support of DMRC to prepare DPR of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Project

MRT Online Desk Posted on: 2023-04-27 06:00:00 Viewer: 1,432 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Bhubaneswar

ORIDL to take support of DMRC to prepare DPR of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Project

Bhubaneswar, India (Metro Rail Today): The Odisha Rail Infrastructure Development Ltd (ORIDL), a joint venture of Odisha government and the Ministry of Railways, will prepare the detailed project report (DPR) for the proposed metro rail project between Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. The project was recently approved by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. 

According to Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) officials, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is being roped in to support ORIDL in the formulation of the DPR of the Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Project.
"The City Coordination Committee (CCC) formed by the state government to expedite preparations for the proposed metro project, also held its first meeting on 24th April 2023 in which ORIDL director gave a presentation detailing aspects of metro alignment, the need for multi-agency integration and other such requirements," said officials.
Availability of necessary data, transport and mobility trends for the proposed project, developmental works etc were also discussed during the meeting. BDA vice chairman and CCC chairman Balwant Singh who presided over the meeting requested officers to ensure utmost swiftness in data sharing and inter-department coordination to ensure timely preparation of the DPR.
Apart from the DPR, a master plan will also be prepared for the metro rail network covering other areas of Bhubaneswar, Khordha, Cuttack and Puri, he said.  Singh asked officials to follow an integrated and systematic approach in preparing the groundwork for the implementation of the project.

“The project needs an integrated approach for execution. We have discussed various aspects of the metro project and also taken inputs from different line agencies. The inputs and suggestions will be incorporated during the project execution,” BDA vice-chairperson Balwant Singh said.

He said the elevated rail-based metro system will provide a high capacity urban transportation system, a fast, efficient and comfortable mode of transportation and an eco-friendly alternative to mobility solution.

“It will also improve overall mobility in the city by reducing congestion on the roads and will provide high potential for transit oriented development. We will soon finalise the modalities for the project and go for its execution,” Singh said.

“This was the first formal meeting of the committee in which focus was on various preparatory and planning works related to the proposed metro project,” said BMC commissioner and BSCL CEO Vijay Amruta Kulange, who is also the vice-chairman of the coordination committee. 

He said data regarding the total area, wards, traffic and other such details relating to the state capital will be shared with ORIDL within a week. IPICOL and IDCO MD Bhupendra Singh Poonia along with officials of different departments attended the meeting. 


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