Vizag Metro Rail: In-principle approval awaited

The government of Andhra Pradesh is already facing severe criticism from all sections of the society for not providing any funds for the most awaited Vizag Metro Rail project.

For note the Vizag Metro Rail project was mooted well before the Vijayawada Metro Rail project. Vijayawada Metro Rail is moving well. However, the concerned authorities claim that the Vizag Metro project is in the pipeline and a detailed project report (DPR) has been already submitted to the central government for in-principle approval.

Vizag metro rail project was planned in 2014 and the DPR prepared in 2015 and same was approved by the state cabinet after which it was sent to the central government in January 2016. The central government has proposed the project under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode against the conventional method of construction and the revised DPR was submitted in December 2016.

“We are waiting for the in-principle nod from the central government following which allocation of funds will be done,” Amaravathi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (AMRPC) managing director N Ramakrishna Reddy.

The state government had mooted the Vizag metro rail project even before that in Vijayawada but the latter gained momentum as it comes under the new capital region.
The Vizag metro rail will provide service for 42.04 km of stretch and will have three corridors.
1. Kommadi to Gajuwaka,
2. Gurudwara Junction to Old Post office via Dwarakanagar and
3. Dabagardens, and Thatichetlapalem to Park Hotel on Beach Road via the station complex.
The estimate cost of this project is approximately 12,000 crores as per 2015-16 report.
N Ramakrishna Reddy said that once we get in-principle approval from the central government, we will invite expressions of interest (EOI). “We need to send the project for approval in each stage from the central government as it will provide viability gap funding. Any metro rail project will take years together for completion. The project is under consideration by the central government,” he added.

Vizag Metro Details

Vizag Metro Map
Line 1 line 2 Line 3
Shilparamam – P.M.Palem
ACA International Cricket Stadium
IG Zoo Park
Gurudwara Gurudwara
Akkayapalem BVK college
Tatichetlapalem Dwaraka Bus Complex Tatichetlapalem
Kancharapalem DabaGardens Railway New colony
MuraliNagar Saraswati Park circle Railway Station
GSI Poorna Market Allipuram Jn
NAD junction Old Post Office Dwaraka Bus Complex
Visakhapatnam International Airport Sampath Vinayak temple
Sheela Nagar Siripuram
BHPV Andhra University
AutoNagar Chinna Waltair (East Point)

-MRN Team

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