New govt may overhaul Metro phase II: Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation



JAIPUR: The Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) is hoping that the formation of a new government might overhaul the Jaipur Metro phase II project which is proposed from Sitapura to Ambabari.

1As important decisions like construction of phase II on the engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) or Public Private Partnership (PPP) model and revised routes were not taken during the ruling party’s tenure, the detailed project report (DPR) may witness some revisions in the coming months.

The Congress government intended to link phase II with the Sanganer airport and other important government buildings on the route after they were missed in initial DPR. After that, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in the revised DPR has proposed an underground Metro station at airport near terminal – 2. The train will run underground till Jawahar Circle after which elevated tracks will be constructed till Sindhi Camp bus station. The elevated tracks will cross the bus stand and underground corridor will be constructed after that till Panipech via Collectorate.

A senior JMRC official said, “The estimated cost of the project may go up if underground corridor is constructed. The decision can only be taken after the new government is formed.” Similarly, important decision on the model of the project will be taken when the new government is formed. More info