Kashmir Indepth

Multi-model Transport integration with Metrolite project imperative: Div Com Kashmir

Directs MRTC, SMC, ERA, Smart City , PWD to do preparatory work in coordination

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 09 ( KINS): The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today chaired a meeting regarding Metrolite project for Srinagar City, here

The meeting was attended by the Managing Director, J&K Mass Rapid Transit Corporation(MRTC); DC Srinagar; Commissioner SMC; Chief Engineers of PWD, PDD and PHE; General Manager Planning; General Manager Engineering of SSCL; and the RITES Team.

The meeting deliberated over the entire  idea of Metrolite project, its alignment, land acquisition, system parameters, alternative routes for traffic, stabling depots, shifting of utilities,  multi-model system linkages and  integration of bus stand, cycle stand and rickshaw stand besides footpath upgradation.

At the outset, the RITES team gave a detailed presentation in which they elaborated the entire project details including the quantity of land required, cost of project and other features.

On the occasion, Div Com directed the MD, MRTC and  RITES team to include a plan of protection for security establishments  falling along the corridors of Metrolite.

He emphasized on the executing agency to work out the plan to identify private land and govt land belonging to UT Government and Central Government separately along the corridors.

Besides, he directed MD MRTC to station some staff members in Srinagar who would work with local experts of various departments to get actual ground status and necessary plans needed to be integrated with the project.

He further enjoined on the executing agency to discuss with Srinagar Smart City Limited and ERA for adding the additional requirements in the DPR.( KINS)

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