HYDERABAD:The Andhra Pradesh government is planning to start the construction works of the Metro Rail Project in Vijayawada to connect it with the new capital city, Amaravati, by coming June.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu wants to complete the first phase of the Vijayawada Metro Rail Project, whose total estimated cost is Rs 6,823 crore, by Jan 1, 2019.
Besides seeking financial aid from the Centre, the State government wants to procure financial resources for construction of the project by handing over government lands along the route of the metro rail to metro rail developer/private investor for property development. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) principal advisor E Sreedharan submitted a
Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Vijayawada Metro Rail to Naidu here on Sunday. Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu too was present at the meeting.
According to him, underground project per kilometre would cost Rs 500 to Rs 600 crore against Rs 209 crore per kilometre if it is elevated.
Sreedharan informed the Chief Minister that the first phase of the project would begin by June.