Uttar Pradesh govt likely to fund Phase 3 of Metro

Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Suresh Khanna has said that he will look into issues of funding for Phase 3 of Metro in Ghaziabad.

He told this to officials during his visit to Ghaziabad. Khanna, who is also the minister in charge of the infrastructure and development activities of the district, told HT: “The funding issues will be taken care of and the state government will see to it that there is no problem of funding for Metro projects in Ghaziabad.”

He added that Metro is a lifeline for thousands of commuters and such projects will help in reducing traffic congestion. According to a Hindustan Times report, the issues pertaining to Phase 3 of Metro, proposed to link Sector 62 in Noida to Mohan Nagar in Ghaziabad, have been pending resolution for the past several months.

Stating that the project is pegged at Rs 1,866 crore, as per January 2019 estimates, and the Delhi Metro Road Corporation (DMRC) has already submitted a revised detailed project report to the authority, it added that the GDA has sought a further revision to bring the station in Sahibabad closer to the alignment of the Regional Rapid Transit System project.

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