PM Modi lays the foundation stone for Patna Metro Rail Project

Sunday beamed many new rays of development on the city as Patna got its much awaited Patna Metro rail project which was promised long ago by the central government. In mid of the city which is ruling the economy sharply, Rail metro project was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra modi who laid the foundation in Barauni, Begusarai district of Bihar. This project is worth over Rs 13,400 crores.

While pressing the remote in the function, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said,

I congratulate the people of Patna, because Pataliputra (the ancient name of Patna) is now connected to the metro rail.

Patna Metro rail project is being developed in keeping with the future needs of the people and the metro projects will give new speed to Patna city, he added.

Patna Metro rail project project will be owned and operated by Patna Metro Rail Corporation. It will be a two corridor of metro project which include Danapur and Patna Junction as one corridor and Mithapur and bypass chowk as other. The length of Danapur to Mithapur corridor is 16.94 km, which is mostly underground (11.20 km) and partly elevated (5.48 km) and comprises of 11 Stations (3-Elevated and 8-Underground.

The existing population of 26.23 lakh of Patna agglomeration area is expected to be benefitted by Patna Metro Rail Project directly and indirectly.

Nitish Kumar, chief minister of Bihar who shared the dais with PM Modi said,

The Centre and the state each will bear 20 per cent cost of the Rs13,365-crore Patna Metro rail project and the rest amount will be funded through a loan. The 31.39-km Metro project will be completed in the next 3-5 years, considering it as a milestone for the Bihar’s development.

The residential areas along this Metro Rail corridor shall be immensely benefited by this project, as the people of these areas will be able to travel on trains from their own neighborhoods to reach different areas of the city conveniently.

Patna Metro rail project Details:

  • The Project will be completed in five years.
  • Danapur Cantt to Mithapur corridor will pass through the heart of city and connect densely populated areas Raza Bazar, Secretariat, High Court, Law University Railway Station.
  • Patna Jn. to ISBT corridor will connect Gandhi Maidan, PMCH, Patna University, Rajendra Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Transport Nagar and ISBT.
  • The Metro will provide Eco friendly and sustainable Public Transport to residents, commuters, industrial workers, visitors and travelers.

Patna Metro Project Highlights:

  1. The length of Danapur to Mithapur corridor is 16.94 km, which is mostly underground (11.20 km) and partly elevated (5.48 km) and comprises of 11 Stations (3-Elevated and 8-Underground).
  2. The length of Patna Station to New ISBT corridor is 14.45 km, which is mostly elevated (9.9 km) and partly underground (4.55 km) and comprising of 12 stations (9-Elevated and 3-Underground).

Patna metro map:

Proposed Patna Metro Rail Map

The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Patna metro rail project got approved in November 2018. Cabinet approves the Patna metro rail project comprising of two corridors on February 13, 2019. Patna metro project will be completed in two phases. Phase 1 will have two corridors. One corridor will connect Pana West to Patna East and another will run between South and North.


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The prime minister also inaugurated the first phase of River Front Development Project for 16 rivers in Bihar and the Patna City Gas Distribution project.

Taking shift to the Medical and health services, PM laid the foundation stone for medical colleges at Chhapra and Purnea and also for the upgradation of the government medical colleges at Bhagalpur and Gaya. Prime Minister also said that work is going on for establishing another All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the state besides the existing one in Patna.

Putting the cleanliness forth, Modi laid the foundation stone for the Karmalichak Sewerage Network spanning 96.54 km. Works related to sewage treatment plants at Barh, Sultanganj and Naugachia were also accelerated by the PM.

To ensure the adequate robust in the sewage networks and water supply for urban transformation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for 22 Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) projects at various locations of the state.

The prime minister said his government was giving a lot of importance to connectivity.

He said that the central government has worked on its two visions — infrastructure development and providing basic amenities to those who had been struggling for these for the past 70 years.

At the function, PM flagged off the Ranchi-Patna AC Weekly Express and inaugurated the electrification of railway lines on the Barauni-Kumedpur, Muzaffarpur-Raxaul, Fatuha-Islampur and Bihar sharif-Daniawan sectors.

Other than that, prime minister inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of a number of projects in the oil and gas sector and said they will significantly augment the availability of energy in Patna city and the region.

PM Modi inaugurated the Phulpur-Patna stretch of the Jagdishpur-Varanasi Natural Gas pipeline and laid  the foundation stone for extending the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur LPG pipeline from Durgapur to Muzaffarpur and Patna.

He laid the foundation stone of the 9 million metric tonne atmospheric vacuum unit (AVU) of the Barauni Refinery Expansion Project, the Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) Hydrotreating Unit (INDJET) at Barauni Refinery and also the Ammonia-Urea Fertilizer Complex at Barauni. The projects will also boost fertilizer production, and significantly enhance medical and sanitation facilities in Bihar.

As Bihar has emerged as the fastest growing state in India, these projects will add milestones to the infrastructures exposing Bihar globally despite being landlocked. With the increasing urban population, Patna Rail Metro project will provide solid convenience in least time. We expect government to keep working and improving the bedrock structure and inculcate the Bihar to lead a better future.

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