Detailed Project Report of Varanasi metro rail project approved
Uttar Pradesh government today approved the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Metro Rail Project in Varanasi .
The approval was accorded during a state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in which a host of other important decisions were also made, an official spokesperson said here.
In the DPR, prepared by RITES , an Indian railway Undertaking, two corridors of 29.23 km length have been proposed, of which one will be of 19.35 km between BHELto BHU and another of 9.885 km between Beniyabagh to Sarnath.
17 stations between BHEL and BHU have been proposed while there would be nine stations between Beniyabagh and Sarnath.
The estimated cost of the project would be Rs 13,133 crore.
source:The Economic Times