Urban Railways

Crucial meeting on Jaipur Metro Phase-II Today

After preparing a DPR for the Jaipur metro phase-II proposed between Sitapura and Ambabari, the state government will carry out discussions to initiate the project. For the same, the urban development and housing (UDH) minister has called a meeting today (June 24).

The Jaipur Metro Rail Cosrporation (JMRC) along with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which revised the DPR of phase- II conducted series of exercises to bring down the cost to approximately Rs 5,500 crore.

A JMRC official said, “The approval DPR will be made in the state cabinet meeting. The project is now proposed on elevated corridor and the cost is reduced to half from earlier estimation.” An official said, “While construction cost of an elevated corridor is Rs 200 crore per km, it goes up Rs 550 crore per km underground,” said a senior (JMRC) official. In the DPR prepared in 2014, it was mentioned that project required land worth Rs 2,000 crore.

“It would require less amount than mentioned in the previous DPR. The estimated cost for acquiring land will be reduced to Rs 500 crore,” said a source. As JMRC also received the conditional safety clearance certificate from commissioner of metro railway safety to open the 2.4 km underground metro railway section in the Walled City area, decisions will also take place to inaugurate the project.