The construction of the Metro Rail project is likely to start by February 2013 and be completed before the end of the next Five-Year Plan. A presentation on the Metro Rail project was made during a meeting of the UT Administrators Advisory Council today.
A representative from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation made the presentation before the members. The project would cost more than Rs 8,388 crore,apart from the cost of the land that would be required for it. The cost would be shared between Punjab,Haryana and Chandigarh. The total length of the Metro corridors would be 37.69 km. The North-South corridor would be 14 km and the East-West corridor 21 km. There would be a station every 1.2 km.
Activities such as Topographic Survey,Geotechnical Investigation,Traffic Forecast,Planning of Horizontal and Vertical Alignment have been done and the Social Impact Assessment will soon be started. The members were informed that 12 underground and 18 elevated Metro Stations would be constructed under the project.