Guwahati Metro Rail project set to take off

The State Cabinet on Wednesday gave the green light for implementation of the state government’s ambitious Guwahati Metro rail project.

Transport Minister Chandramohan Patowary said, “To ease the growing traffic congestion in Guwahati, the cabinet has approved the implementation of the metro rail project. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) prepared by the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority has been submitted.”

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On 29 February 2016, former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had laid the foundation stone of the project, which was proposed to be implemented by the Special Purpose Vehicle — Guwahati Metro Rail Corporation Limited.

The total cost of the project was estimated to be Rs 18,020 crore and it was supposed to be implemented in different phases across the city.