LG for completion of project within 2- years
Jammu, Dec 14: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Monday held a meeting here at the Civil Secretariat to steer the Light Metro Rail Projects for Jammu and Srinagar.
The representatives of MAHA-Metro gave a PowerPoint presentation regarding the works related to the project, besides highlighting the key issues on the Jammu and Srinagar Metro Rail corridors.
It was informed that the Jammu Light Rail System will have a 23-kilometer stretch with 22 stations between Bantalab and Bari Brahmana; whereas the Srinagar Light Rail System will have a 25-kilometer stretch, including a 12.5-kilometer stretch from Indira Nagar to HMT Junction and 12.5-kilometer stretch from Hazuri Bagh to Osmanabad with 24 stations (12 stations on each corridor).
The Lt Governor stressed upon the speedy implementation of the project and directed that the projects once approved should be completed within two years from the date of commencement.
The Lt Governor observed that the elevated metro rail system will not only facilitate the movement of the people but also have a positive impact upon the economy and quality of life.
He said that the metro project for the two cities will be cost-effective and a leap towards sustainable public transport.
Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam, Principal Secretary Housing and Urban Development, Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary to the Lt Governor, Nitishwar Kumar, MD/ CEO, Jammu/Srinagar Mass Rapid Transit Corporation, Ankita Kar, besides representatives from MAHA-Metro and other senior officers were also present in the meeting.