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RITES submits report on metro rail to Varanasi Development Authority

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rites-logoRail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) has submitted its inception-cum-options report to Varanasi Development Authority (VDA) on the proposed metro rail service.

RITES has reportedly proposed four routes in three corridors. The total length of metro rail line has been proposed to be 57.5 km.

This report would be tabled during next meeting of VDA on June 17, which will be chaired by the VDA chairman. Managing Director of Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) is also expected to participate.

According to report, the officials will go through the report in order to identify the routes on which this service should be introduced on priority.

After deciding the route, the detailed project report would be prepared, after which the cost of project will be estimated.

Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had announced metro rail service to Varanasi in December 2014. VDA was appointed the nodal agency to initiate the project under the supervision of LMRC MD.

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