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Dehradun-Haridwar metro budget 85,000 crore! UKMRC expects 1 lakh daily commuters

The ambitious Dehradun-Haridwar project could become a reality, as the BJP government in Uttarakhand is hopeful to complete, at least, the first phase of the project before the 2022 Assembly Elections. Currently, one of the flagship projects in Uttarakhand, the budget for the first phase of metro project is expected to be around 85,000 crore, half of which will be incurred by the Uttarakhand government while the rest will be met by the central government. In the survey conducted by Uttarakhand Metro Rail Corporation (UKMRC) along the proposed routes, it is expected that more than 1 lakh daily commuters will readily avail the metro services once it starts. This is good indication for the government, in terms of increase in state revenue.

The budget for the first phase of Dehradun metro project is expected to be around 85,000 crore. (Image Source)

Dehradun Metro First Phase – At a glance

  • Bahadrabad to Rishikesh

Length of Metro track: 35 km

Number of metro stations: 22

  • Nepali Farms to ISBT Dehradun

Length of Metro track: 40 km

Number of metro stations: 13

  • ISBT Dehradun – Kandoli

Length of Metro track: 10 km

Number of metro stations: 11

UKMRC Chairman from Centre, Managing Director from Uttarakhand Govt

Due the equal participation for central government and state government in the metro project, the Chairman of Uttarakhand Metro Rail Corporation (UKMRC) will be appointment by the central governmnet while MD will be proposed by the state government. The detailed project report (DPR) will be first passed through state cabinet before sending it to Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India for approval. DPR is expected to be completed by the end of August this year.

Inputs from Amar Ujala