Metro train project in Odisha capital to begin by end of 2023

The foundation stone for the proposed project likely in June.

Bhubaneswar: The much-awaited Metro train project in Bhubaneswar will begin by end of 2023, informed Odisha Housing & Urban Development Minister Usha Devi today.

The Metro Rail System for Bhubaneswar Capital Regional has been sanctioned by Chief Minister. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is engaged as the consultant and the DPR is under preparation. Construction work is likely to commence before end of 2023, said the Minister after review meeting chaired by the CM Naveen Patnaik here today.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is likely to lay foundation stone for the project in the month of June, informed G. Mathivathanan, Principal Secretary, H&UDD, while briefing the media.

The survey for the proposed project has been completed. The DPR, which is being prepared by the Delhi Metro Railway Corporation, has reached its final stage. The routes for running the Metro train have been identified. Initially, the Metro train will run between Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. Subsequently, it will be extended to Jatni and Puri, he said.

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