Visakhapatnam Metro Rail project gets moving. Officials say foundation stone to be laid in February; eyeing to start operations from December 2023.
Great news, Vizagites! The wait for the Metro Rail to cross the bureaucratic hurdles and become a reality is going to be over in two months.
In a meeting held to thresh out the details of Visakhapatnam Metro Rail at VMRDA office on Wednesday, Karikal Valaven, the Principal Secretary, Municipal Administration and Urban Development set a tentative date of February for laying the foundation-stone for Visakhapatnam Metro Rail, in time to start operations from December 2023.
Speedy work
N.P. Ramakrishna Reddy, Managing Director of Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation, who also attended the meeting, stated that 92.4% of the required land for the 42.55 km Metro line belongs to the government, hence, work will be done speedily without problems.
The much-awaited Visakhapatnam Metro Rail project, which is going to have 3 corridors, is going to be built in a public private partnership (PPP) model at a cost of 8300 crore that is to be shared by the Developer and State Government. Apart from that, a 10% of cost grant will be given by the Central Government to the State Government.
Here’s hoping that everything goes according to plan and that Metro will prove to be the panacea from the traffic snarls and jams in Vizag.

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