Visakhapatnam Metro Region Development Authority (VMRDA) is set to assume a position of key responsibility in Vizag metro rail project. VMRDA would be taking care of multiple tasks involved until the completion of the project.
A special meeting was convened in Amaravati on Wednesday to discuss the progress of Vizag metro rail project. VMRDA Commissioner, Basanth Kumar too marked his presence at the event. The discussions witnessed the officials come up with a decision to make a proposal to the state government for the appointment of Chief Executive Officer for the much-awaited project.
As per the information provided by Basanth Kumar, allocation of stations and the sale of tickets would also comprise the duties of VMRDA in the project.
The project is estimated to be built with an investment of Rs 8300 crore. Extending over 42.55 km in Vizag, the metro would be running across different corridors in the city.
Three corridors have been identified in Vizag to operate the metro rail:
- The first route is being planned to be constructed from Gajuwaka to Kommadi (31 km).
- The second corridor would be constructed along the route of Gurudwara-Old Post Office (5.55 km).
- And the route from Thatichetlapalem-Chinna Waltair (6 km) would be constituting the third corridor.