jica: Japan Team Arrives In City To Review Metro Rail Project | Patna News

PATNA: A delegation from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is expected to provide financial assistance to the Patna Metro rail project, arrived in the state capital on Thursday, to assess the feasibility of their involvement in the Patna Metro Rail Corporation Limited (PMRC).
The officials of State Urban Development and Housing Department (UDHD) said the JICA team members, during their week-long stay, will inspect the ongoing work on the priority corridor and other initial works on networks and metro stations on the ground from Friday. Besides, they will also go through the detailed project report (DPR) of the Metro rail project. “Apart from this, they will hold discussions with the senior officers and review the status of the work. Talks will also be held on funding the project, following which work on underground networks and stations of both the corridors will begin,” an official privy to the development said.
As per the loan agreement, the JICA is expected to give Rs 5520.9 crore to the Bihar government for this project. The total cost of the Metro rail project is Rs 13,365.77 crore, of which the central government has to give Rs 1840.31 crore. Out of this, the centre has released Rs 262.50 crore while the state government share is Rs 5,908.17 crore, out of which 1070.59 crore has been released.
The sources at the PMRC said they are positive this time the JICA will provide the loan and one of their teams will stay in Patna to review the ongoing work and provide technical expertise till the project is completed. “We are expecting that the pace of Patna Metro project will pick up with the visit of JICA team,” a source at PMRC said.
So far, Rs 615.72 crore has been spent on the construction work on the priority corridor between Malahi Pakri and Patliputra Bus Terminal, which is a part of the 14.5 km-long Corridor II. Of which, 7.9km will be underground line and 6.6km will be elevated.
According to the officials of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, the technical consultant for PMRC, around 9-10% work has been completed on the ongoing project. The elevated metro line of the priority corridor will have five stations, including Malahi Pakri, Khemni Chak, Bhoothnath, Zero Mile and Patliputra bus terminal.

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