New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar laid the foundation of the Patna Metro Rail Project’s underground construction work on Thursday. At the venue, Nitish Kumar was accompanied by his deputy Tejaswi Yadav. The project is expected to cost Rs 19,500 crore. Under the project, there will be 26 metro stations.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar laid the foundation stone of the Patna Metro Rail Project’s underground construction work, earlier today. pic.twitter.com/74jKFPZwf9
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The foundation of the flagship project was the first time laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 17, 2019. The Patna Metro rail project is 31 km long. The First line of the project will connect Danapur to Mithapur-Khemni Chak. The second line will connect Patana Railway Station-Pataliputra Bus Terminal.
In July, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation chief Vikas Kumar also visited the city to review the progress of the Patna Metro project. He said, ”After the project will be completed, it will benefit over a million passengers from the Bihar capital and will also reduce the number of vehicles and ease congestion.”
Patna is the capital of Bihar, situated on the banks of Ganga. It was the site of the ancient capital of Pataliputra of the great Mauryan Empire. The city is dotted with iconic landmarks and heritage sites from the Mughal period to the British era.
The city will soon get a metro line but railways arrived in Patna in the 1860s during British rule. Before the railway line, rivers and roads were the prime means of transportation of the residents.