The Madhya Pradesh Urban Development Minister Bhupendra Singh during a review meeting of the MP Metro Rail Corporation yesterday (Thursday, 6th August 2020) asked officials to set a target to roll out Metro rail in Bhopal and Indore before the scheduled time of August 2023.
“Set a time limit for all tasks, and work accordingly,” said Singh. Singh said that the UAD principal secretary should ensure that all the Metro-related work is completed within the set time-frame. The minister also witnessed a presentation with detailed information regarding the Bhopal and Indore Metro projects during the meeting.
The work for setting up AIIMS pillar for Bhopal Metro Rail had started in 2019. So far, 80 pillars have been built in the Bhopal metro project. Phase one of the project in Bhopal is estimated to cost Rs 6, 941 crore, while the Indore metro project is likely to cost about Rs 7,580 crore.
Singh said that the remaining tenders for the work related to the project should be issued soon. He asked officials to start construction work in Indore immediately. During the meeting, Singh directed officials to accelerate pan-city smart city operations.
Singh said that smart cities should speed up their work. He expressed displeasure at the tardy pace of the work so far. Singh instructed the urban administration development commissioner to submit a report in a week regarding the difficulties being faced in completing the works of smart city. Altogether 13 mini smart cities have been approved in Madhya Pradesh.