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DMRC surveys Bhopal for metro rail service

PTI  Bhopal, April 20, 2010
First Published: 19:41 IST(20/4/2010) | Last Updated: 19:48 IST(20/4/2010)

To explore the possibility of running metro rail service in Bhopal, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will carry out a survey and give its feasibility report soon to Madhya Pradesh Urban Administration Department (MPUAD).

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The DMRC will complete the survey in six months for which it has received Rs. 50 lakh, officials said on Tuesday, adding that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been inked between the MPUAD and DMRC.

The MoU was signed by DMRC Director Mangulal and MPUAD Principal Secretary Raghav Chandra in New Delhi on Monday, they said.

The DMRC will survey the possible route for starting the metro rail services in Bhopal.

It was a big beginning, said Babulal Gaur, Madhya Pradesh Urban Administration and Development Minister.

Gaur said that the work will take time but once accomplished it will provide the ultra-modern public transport system to Bhopal's public.

He said that if the metro rail system works out, road congestion will come down, which will also lower the chances of fatal accidents.

 


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