Urban Railways

No Lease Rent for Metro Tunnelling Under Defence Land

In a relief for metro projects, the government has decided not to charge any lease rent for tunnelling work under defence land, officials said. As per the information carried in an official letter dated June 23, an amendment has been carried out in the policy.

“Incase of underground tunnelling of metro projects, no lease rent will be charged subject to the condition that the indenting agency will ensure deepening and strengthening of the said section to allow further use of the surface by the land-owning agency,” the letter reads.

The policy guidelines revised by the Defence Ministry will come as a relief for metro projects, the official said.