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Chouhan reviews urban development and metro companies

Bhopal. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today presided over meetings of Board of Directors of Metro Rail Corporation and Urban Development Company at the Mantralaya. He collected information about the development works being undertaken by the Urban Development Company. He also reviewed the progress of road, drinking water and sewerage works. He apprised himself with the route construction agency of Metro rail and status of work.

Urban Development: The Chief Minister was told that with the help of World Bank, sewerage projects in 9 urban bodies and water supply projects in 6 urban boodies worth nearly Rs 1,080 crore have been proposed. Water supply scheme work is in progress in Burhanpur and Khargone urban bodies.Work order of nearly Rs 500 crore is bein given. The tender of sewerage work in Maheshwar and Nasrullaganj body is under process.

Similarly with the help of Asian Development Bank,sewerage collection, transport and treatment in 10 urban bodies and continuous convection, safe drinking water supply projects in 126 bodies worth Rs 5,400 crore have been proposed. Sewerage works worth Rs 205 crore are in progress in 8 urban bodies of Narmada river bank and religious centre including Chitrakoot, Amarkantak, Dindori, Budhni, Shahganj, Mandleshwar, Omkareshwar and Nemawar. Tenders have been invited to develop 5 cities of the state as smart cities.

Metro Rail Project: The Chief Minister was told that the detailed project details of Bhopal and Indore Metro projects are with the centre. In the Bhopal Metro project, two corridors in 27.87 km long line will be constructed. The first one will be total 14.99 km from Karond to Bharatiya Ayurvigyan Sansthan and second total 12.88 km from Bhadbhada Chouraha to Ratnagiri tiraha. Rs 6 thousand 962 crore 92 lakh will be spent on the work. One corridor in Indore metro will be of 31.55 km. This will reach from the Airport to Super Corridor, Bhanwarshala Chouraha, Vijaynagar, Palasia and Indore Railway Station to the Airport. Rs 7 thousand 522 crore 63 lakh will bespent on the work. This work will be completed in year 2021-22.