India approves a new metro project

On February 13, the Government of India has approved Patna Metro project, in the state of Bihar, valuated at USD 1.88 billion (Rs133.66 billion), which is estimated to be completed within five years.
Under the project, two corridors will be constructed that will have multimodal connections at the railway stations.
The first corridor will have a length of 16.9 km linking Danapur with Mithapur corridor, passing through the heart of city and connecting densely populated areas such as the Raza Bazar, the Secretariat, the High Court and the Law University Railway Station. 11.2 km will be underground and 5.5 km elevated, with 11 stations, of which 3 elevated and 8 underground stations.
The second corridorom from Patna Junction to the new IBST railway station will have 14.4 km, with 9.9 km elevated section and 4.55 km underground section, connecting Gandhi Maidan, PMCH, Patna University, Rajendra Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Transport Nagar and ISBT. It will have 12 stations of which 9 elevated and 3 underground stations.
The government says that the metro system will offer an eco-friendly and convenient transport alternative to the 2.6 million residents of the city.

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