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.
“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.