"Poised to transform transportation landscape": CM Patnaik after Odisha inks pact with Delhi Metro
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], November 21 (ANI): Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Corporation on Monday signed a contract with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation for the construction of Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Project (Phase-I) from Bhubaneswar airport to Trishulia in Cuttack.
The DMRC will work as a turn-key consultant for the project.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that this pact signals the emergence of a new epoch in the transportation history of Odisha.
He further said that we are now poised to transform the transportation landscape in the capital region.
This is a flagship programme under the 5T Initiative of my government that will also symbolize the emergence of a new Odisha, he added.
Expressing happiness over the project, he said, "I am happy that my government is delivering yet another promise that was made as part of our manifesto in 2019."
He expressed confidence that the construction of the Metro Rail will be of world-class standard and will be completed on time.
He wished grand success for the endeavour and hoped that this would set new benchmarks in Metro Rail history in the country.
The programme was moderated by 5T Chairman VK Pandian.
The project was announced by the Chief Minister on April 1, 2023. 5T Chairman VK Pandian on October 29 visited Trishulia to take stock of the progress in the project before the foundation.
Science and Technology Minister Ashok Panda said that this project will make Cuttack and Bhubaneswar truly twin cities.
Chief Secretary PK Jena said that the project will not only ease out traffic in both cities; it will also spruce up the economy.
DMRC MD Vikas Kumar said that this is an apt time to start transit-oriented development in Odisha. It will spruce up the economy and push growth and development in the region.
It will be equipped with ultra-modern coaches, a signalling system will be adopted, and it will have an advanced ticketing system.
Housing and Urban Development Principal Secretary G Mathivatanan delivered the welcome address, and BMRC CEO Shri Siba Prasad Samantray proposed the vote of thanks.
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