DPR for fast transit system in Varanasi to be reviewed in Sept | Varanasi Information

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Varanasi: The detailed challenge report on Complete Mobility Plan (CMP) phase-I, submitted by Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) in December 2019, for a fast transit system in Varanasi will likely be reviewed within the first week of September.
In its report, RITES has proposed a light-weight Metro hall between BHEL (Tarna) and BHU (Lanka) after the proposal for Metro sanctioned in 2015 was not discovered possible for the previous metropolis space and was discarded in June 2019.
Divisional commissioner Deepak Agrawal advised TOI on Thursday, “In final two months, RITES had made displays on its DPR earlier than chief minister Yogi Adityanath via video conferencing additionally attended by principal secretary (housing) Deepak Kumar, myself, district Justice of the Peace Kaushal Raj Sharma, Varanasi Improvement Authority vice chairman Rahul Pandey and municipal commissioner Gauran Rathi.”
Since Metro rail was not discovered possible and discarded, RITES was requested to recommend alternate options holding the topography of the town in thoughts and has proposed gentle Metro on one stretch, he added.
“As mass fast transit system initiatives entail heavy funding, the federal government desires to make sure it’s possible, efficient and serves the wants of individuals whereas holding in thoughts the bottom realities of this congested metropolis in order that it doesn’t change into a legal responsibility,” stated Agarwal.
The following assessment is scheduled within the first week of September and will likely be attended by principal secretary (housing) Deepak Kumar, Lucknow Metro Rail Company managing director Kumar Keshav, officers of RITES and native authorities, he added.
Water and Energy Consultancy Service Restricted , a Mini Ratna PSU, has additionally been concerned as guide. After assessment and clearance the DPR, will likely be submitted to the Union authorities, stated Agrawal.

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