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Now, AP To Get Two Metro Rail Projects!

Now, AP To Get Two Metro Rail Projects!

Andhra Pradesh will get two metro rail projects in the next three and a half years, if Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has his way.

The state government has assigned the construction of metro rail projects of AP to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). DMRC principal advisor E. Sreedharan has been appointed as the advisor for the government of AP on the metro rail projects.

In a meeting with Sreedharan at his office, the Chief Minister said Andhra Pradesh would initially have two metro rail projects in Visakhapatnam and VGTM (Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali-Mangalagiri) area. He has asked the DMRC principal advisor to finish both the projects within three and a half years.

The Chief Minister has asked Sreedharan to prepare a feasibility report for a rail based mass rapid transit system.

The state government has also proposed a metro rail project for Tirupati. However, the Tirupati metro rail project would be taken up once the Visakhapatnam and VGTM projects are completed.  

Sreedharan has assured the Chief Minister that DMRC would support and assist the state government in every way possible.