The estimated cost of Patna metro project is Rs 13,365.77 crore
(excluding land acquisition cost, which is to be borne by the state government).
Civil work on twin tunnels, six underground stations and networks on Corridor II and construction of viaduct, seven elevated stations on Corridor I of Pana metro rail project will begin soon.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation ltd (DMRC), the technical consultant for Metro Rail Corporation (PMRC), issued the letter of acceptance to the two companies on December 29.
The work on both the networks and stations is likely to begin in February 2022 as the PMRC may get loan from the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) by January-end. A 7.9-km-long six underground stations, underground ramp and twin tunnels, from Akashvani to Rajendra Nagar, will be
constructed by utilising Rs1,989 crore. The project was awarded to L&T Construction. The underground
construction work on Corridor II involves design and construction of twin tunnels, underground ramp at
and six underground metro stations at Rajendra Nagar (interchangeable station), , Patna
University, PMCH, Gandhi Maidan and Akashvani. Another company, the YFC – MCL JV, will have to design and construct the elevated viaduct, elevated ramp at Mithapur and Patliputra and seven stations. These elevated stations are scheduled at Danapur, , RPS Mor, Patliputra, and Jaganpura in Corridor I. The 7.39-kmlong project is to cost Rs553 crore.
The PMRC plans to take up the work at many locations simultaneously, by allotting work to different firms in order to avoid delays. It wants to first start operations on priority corridor between Malahi Pakri and Patliputra bus stand. It includes six stations at Malahi Pakri, Khemnichak (interchangeable station), Bhootnath Road, Zero Mile and Patliputra bus stand.
According to officials, 112 pillars have been erected from Malahi Pakri to Bhootnath Road while altogether 210 pillars will be developed for elevated network for Corridor II. Piling work has also commenced from Zero Mile to ISBT. For Patna ISBT metro depot and ISBT station, the process is on to acquire 76 acres of land at Ranipur and Pahadi. The state has provided Rs 1,000 crore to the Patna district administration for land acquisition. The estimated cost of Patna metro project is Rs 13,365.77 crore (excluding land acquisition cost, which is to be borne by the state government).