Odisha Cabinet approves Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Project phase I

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet on Tuesday approved 12 proposals including the Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Project.

The state Cabinet approved the detailed project report for construction of Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Project phase-I from Bhubaneswar Airport to Trisulia square at a cost of Rs 5929.38 crore.

The estimated cost of 26-km long Phase-I metro rail project from #Bhubaneswar Airport to Trisulia Square is Rs 5,929.38 crore. The Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Corporation Ltd will execute the project through the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd, which has been engaged as turn-key consultant.

The metro rail project to be carried out under 5T initiative will facilitate comfortable, safer & convenient transportation for the people.

The Cabinet also approves Berhampur Ring Road Project.

The state government has taken a decision for construction of Berhampur Ring Road through EPC mode of contract. This road project is expected to boost development in Berhampur, Chhatrapur and Gopalpur town and to ease out traffic in Berhampur town.

The lowest EPC tender amounting to Rs 156.51 crore has been approved and the work will be completed in two years.