With an aim to introduce metro trains in the state, the Uttarakhand government has joined forces with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for introducing Haridwar – Rishikesh-Dehradun metro service.
In the first phase, the metro line will be built between Dehradun and Rishikesh further extending to Haridwar and other cities of the state. The State Urban Housing Development Authority (UUHDA) and the DMRC in the presence of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for preparing a detailed blue-print report for the Haridwar-Rishikesh-Dehradun Metro rail project, reported PTI.
The deal was inked by UUHDA’s Chief Administrator R Meenakshi Sundram and DMRC Director (management) Somdutt Sharma for the commence of the project yesterday. The Uttarakhand government has allotted an amount of Rs 2.10 cr to the DMRC.
DMRC is scheduled to prepare an initial report by the end of January and a detailed project report within the next months. As per Sundram, in second phase, the lines will be extended on Dehradun-Haridwar and Dehradun-Kalsi routes. More info