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Jaipur Metro phase-I(B) now review by Chief secretary

by RajasthanDirect
Jan 07, 2014

Jaipur Metro Phase-I(B) project work will now review by Chief Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi. This phase foundation stone was laid by prime minister Manmohan Singh in September 2013.

The underground project is proposed from Chandpole to Badi Chaupar. The Raje-led government will review the financial viability of the project and also if the project is a threat to the heritage structures falling on the route.

While talking to media, the urban housing and development (UDH), principal secretary, D B Gupta said, “The project has not received the state government’s final approval yet. Economic viability will be examined. Also, construction work done near heritage structures such as the one near Chandpole gate will be reviewed.”

The CS was appointed to review the project, after the Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) gave a presentation of the proposed Jaipur metro phases.

The project tunnel, phase-I(B) of the Jaipur Metro is likely to have potential impact on five monuments including the Jantar Mantar that recently won the UNESCO World Heritage site status. The tunnel will be constructed near four archeological monuments, namely Chandpole Gate, Isar Lat, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal. The project also calls dissemination of Chhoti and Badi Chaupar for construction of underground Metro station.

“The technical team will review the heritage aspect while UDH officials will examine the financial viability with the chief secretary,” Gupta added

As apprehensions loom large the new state government might discontinue the construction work of the underground Metro station in the Walled City area. The JMRC has already awarded work to the Continental Engineering Corporation (CEC), the Taiwan-based company. As per the contract, the awarded firm should complete the work in 36 months.

The JMRC also gave the presentation of Jaipur Metro phase-I constructed between Mansarovar and Chandpole ( 9.25km). The Metro’s commercial run is expected to begin by June 2014. A sources present in the meeting said, “Chief minister has expressed disappointment over the construction of elevated tracks as this has tampered the skyline of the city.”

src: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Chief-secretary-to-review-Metro-phase-IB/articleshow/28493913.cms

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