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Raman Singh government considers Metro train for Raipur, Bhilai

RAIPUR: In view of the growing population and future needs, the Chhattisgarh government considers Metro, Mono or Light Rail Traffic (LRT) projects for Raipur, Bhilai, Durg and Rajnandgaon districts.

While considering all the points, the state government will select one of the three projects, which will be more beneficial. The financial requirements of the project will be met through PPP model or Centre and State government partnership.

Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, in a meeting chaired by him on the proposed Metro Rail Project in the state here on Monday, seriously reviewed the presentation made by joint secretary, Union Urban Development Ministry, CK Khetan on Metro Rail and Urban Transportation Project and Management. He said that Metro Rail was an important project for Chhattisgarh, which was included in the manifesto of the state government.

In the meeting, various companies made presentation on Metro Rail, Mono Rail and Light Rail Traffic (LRT).

Khetan, during his presentation, said that urban transportation has shed light on the probabilities of present system and future projects. Urban transportation should be considered in the master plan of cities. He informed about different grant schemes of the Central government for development of urban transportation.

Representatives of different companies said that 90-km-long traffic survey from Naya Raipur to Rajnandgaon has been done, in which, work on 45-km-long Metro Rail project from Telibandha to Pulgaon (Durg), would be carried out in the first phase.

Additional chief secretary (finance) DS Mishra, ACS (home, jail and transport) NK Aswal, principal secretary (energy & public relations) Aman Kumar Singh, principal secretary (urban administration and PWD) RP Mandal, secretary (revenue) KR Pisda, secretary (mineral resources) Subodh Kumar Singh, director, urban administration and development Dr Rohit Yadav, CEO NRDA Amit Katariya and senior officers of different department were present in the meeting.