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May 26 2012 (8:05AM)  Delhi Metro Rail Corporation may submit monorail report before schedule (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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KOZHIKODE: Preliminary works on the monorail, which is planned with the aim to ease travel woes in the city has been progressing rapidly.The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) that is entrusted with the task of preparing detailed project report (DPR) is likely to submit the report before June 15, the deadline set by the state government for the submission of the DPR.According to highly placed sources, DMRC has already completed 90% work of the DPR and is most likely to submit the report on June 7.DMRC has already completed the studies on route and traffic, engineering and field surveys for preparing the report.It has also finalized locations and designs of the stations. At present, the DMRC is in the process of carrying out detailed study on the alignment.It is learnt that DMRC is also in the final stage of conducting the environmental impact study, which has been outsourced to an...
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agency, according to officials. The team, which is in the city, is expected to complete the environmental impact study in the next two days.The DPR will have details of the land that is required to be acquired for the construction of the stations.Officials said that it would require 2 to 2.5 hectares of land for the project.The first phase of the project, which an investment of Rs 1,750 crore, will cover 13.5 km stretch from medical college to Meenchanta and would be completed by 2015.The DMRC expects that 1.3 lakh people will travel in the monorail, which will have 15 stops in the first phase, every day.The government is considering the option of availing 50% of the project cost from the country that will be selected to supply train sets. Union and state governments are expected to share 25% of the project cost and the DPR will give suggestions in this regard. As per the present estimate, the project cost of the first phase is Rs 1,500, but the complete cost mobilization would be Rs 1,740 crore.
Kozhikode: Preliminary works on the monorail, which is planned with the aim to ease travel woes of public, in the city has been progressing rapidly. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) that is entrusted with the task of preparing detailed project report (DPR) is likely to submit the report before June 15, the deadline set by the state government for the submission of the DPR.
According to highly placed sources, DMRC has already completed 90 per cent work of the DPR and is most likely to submit the report on June 7. DMRC has already completed route and traffic studies and engineering and field surveys for preparing DPR. It has also finalized locations and designs of the stations. At present DMRC is in the process of carrying out detailed study on the alignment.
It is learnt that DMRC is also in the final stages of conducting the environmental impact study, which has been outsourced to an agency, according to officials. The team, which is in the city, is expected to complete the environmental impact study in the next two days. The detailed project report will have details of the land need to be acquired for the construction of the stations. Officials said that it would require acquire to 2 to 2.5 hectares of land for the project.
The first phase of the project, which will involve an investment of Rs 1750 crore, will cover 13.5 km stretch from Medical College to Meenchanta and would be completed by 2015. DMRC expects that 1.3 lakh people will travel in the monorail, which will have 15 stops in the first phase, every day.
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