The Patna Metro Rail Corporation (PMRC) is set to enhance urban transportation in Patna with its ambitious metro project. The development of the Patna Metro has reached a pivotal phase, with 70% completion of the elevated metro stretch between the Patliputra Bus Terminal and Malaipakdi. This marks a significant milestone in the city’s infrastructure development.

Key Highlights of the Patna Metro Project

Progress and Next Steps

  • The 6.63 km elevated metro route from Patliputra Bus Terminal to Malaipakdi is now 70% complete.
  • PMRC is awaiting approval from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JAICA) to proceed with the track-laying work.
  • Upon receiving JAICA’s approval, PMRC will initiate the tender process for selecting the agency responsible for laying the metro tracks.
  • The project is financed by JAICA, necessitating their approval for tender issuance.

Advanced Signaling System

  • An advanced signaling system, known as the Metro Rapid Transit System (MRTS), will be installed for better control and safe operation of the metro.
  • The MRTS employs communication-based train control technology, enabling real-time monitoring and management of train movements, thereby reducing the risk of accidents and collisions.

Construction and Corridor Details

  • The project includes both elevated and underground sections. Corridor Two comprises 6.63 km of elevated and 7.92 km of underground routes.
  • Corridor One extends 17.93 km, with 7.39 km of elevated metro construction progressing rapidly from Danapur to Patliputra Station.
  • The underground construction, spanning 10.54 km from Patna Junction to Rukanpura, is yet to commence, with tenders already issued.

Metro Stations

  • Underground Stations: Rajendranagar, Moinul Haque Stadium, Patna University, PMCH, Gandhi Maidan, Akashvani, Patna Junction, Vidyut Bhavan, Vikas Bhavan, Zoo, Rajabazar, Rukanpura.
  • Elevated Stations: New ISBT, Zero Mile, Bhootnath, Malaipakdi, Khemnichak, Jaganpura, Ramakrishnanagar, Meethapur, Patliputra, RPS, Saguna More, Danapur Station.

Future Prospects

  • The first phase of the Patna Metro is set to operate between Zero Mile and Malaipakdi.
  • The project aims to provide an efficient and modern urban transit system, enhancing connectivity and reducing traffic congestion in the city.

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