Ahead of the foundation stone laying ceremony, 5T and Nabin Odisha chairman VK Pandian on Sunday reviewed the much-awaited Metro Rail Project connecting the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to lay the foundation stone for the metro rail project on January 1, 2024.
Pandian inspected the proposed location of the Metro Rail station terminal and Depot at Trisulia Square. As per reports, Trisulia is likely to emerge as a major transport hub that will cater to the requirements of the commuters in the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
The 5T Chairman asked the officials to ensure the timely completion of the project within the stipulated time of four years. Phase I of the Metro Rail project will connect Bhubaneswar Airport with Trisulia Square, via Chandrasekharpur, Jaydev Vihar, Vani Vihar, Master Canteen, and Rajmahal Square.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the Metro Rail project on Odisha Dibas on April 1, 2023. Already, the Detailed Project Report (DPR) has been approved by the Odisha government.
A Master Plan for extending the Metro Rail service to other areas of Bhubaneswar and to Khordha, Puri, and Cuttack towns is being developed through Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd, official sources said.