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Jammu metro project rollout soon: Reports Jammu Metro
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Jammu metro project rollout soon: Reports

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 Jun 2023, 03:16 pm

Srinagar: Jammu is expected to witness a transport revolution in the upcoming days as the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has approved the crucial Jammu metro rail projects, media reports said.

The project is expected to begin its journey this fiscal.

“Elevated light metro rail is expected to be rolled out in both the capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu during 2023–2024, which will help commuters in both the capital cities and also help in traffic decongestion,” Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in her J&K's Budget address as quoted by Greater Kashmir.

The Public Investment Board (PIB) of the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MoHUA) has already approved the large-scale project.

Technically after PIB's nod, the cabinet would discuss the proposal and hopefully accord its sanction to set the ball rolling for the prestigious project, which is going to help J&K get rid of traffic congestion and improve mobility within twin summer capitals.

“Elevated metrolite has been proposed for the cities of Srinagar for 25 km at Rs 4352 crore and Jammu for 23 km at Rs 3590 crore to provide for “best-in-class” mobility in terms of safe, reliable, convenient and sustainable public transport.

“The final DPR has been submitted to MoHUA on July 16, 2021. The PIB held GoI approval to the project solicited," reads a note on the progress compiled by the J&K government as quoted by Greater Kashmir.