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Posted: Nov 14 2016 (15:28)
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Commentary/Human InterestNov 14 2016 (12:24) Centre advises metro projects as last resort
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PUNE: The metro project for Pune is in its last phase of approval, but the urban development department which has till now promoted metros is now requesting cities to consider their projects only after exploring other alternatives.
The urban development ministry's dilemma about metro transport came to the fore at the concluding session of the four-day urban mobility India conference and expo that concluded in Gandhinagar in Gujarat on Friday. The request has caused a flutter among civic officials and urban planners.
Minister of state for urban development Rao Inderjit Singh presented 20...
Nov 14 2016 (15:28)
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"financing of metro projects may be considered only after comprehensive evaluation of other alternatives and metro fares that need to be revised every year" This is a basic principle which should be followed before introduction of a first Metro train in any country. But we seem to realise it now, when proposal/construction for Metro construction has been indiscriminately cleared/started for about 20 cities in the country!!
Also, the estimated fares should be within the paying power of the citizens of a city before starting the construction of metro project. Rather a survey is must that are the people willing to pay for the estimated fares the metro travel?.
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