Metro for Chandigarh-Mohali-Panchkula gets approval from stakeholders

Final CMP Gets Nod from all Stakeholders with few modifications

Punjab and Haryana agree on Final CMP- Suggests minor changes

Chandigarh, April 19 ( P2P ):

The final Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP) for Chandigarh Tri-City Complex as submitted by M/s RITES Ltd. has been discussed in the meeting held today under the chairmanship of Sh. Dharam Pal, Adviser to the Administrator, Chandigarh.

RITES made the presentation covering all aspects of CMP i.e. the vision and objectives of the study, existing traffic scenario, problems and issues, Short, Medium and Long Term Plans and proposals, Citywide Integrated Multi-Modal Transport Plan, Institutional Strengthening, Broad Cost Estimate, and the way forward.  

The Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development, Punjab suggested to include new Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) route connecting NH-64/PR-7 Junction to Rajpura  in MRTS phase-II.  He also suggested to include MRTS routes from Paroul, New Chandigarh to Sarangpur, Chandigarh in Phase-I.  The Government of Punjab has also furnished its comments in regard to the CMP to Chandigarh Administration which have been examined and suitably incorporated in the final CMP report.  

The Director, Haryana Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (HMRTC) suggested that corridor from Shaheed Udham Singh Chowk (ISBT Panchkula) to Panchkula extension to be included in Phase-I instead of Phase-II. He also suggested to modify the MRTS corridor for connecting Sector-20 Panchkula.

Sh. Dharam Pal has directed RITES to include the above observations of Punjab and Haryana in the updated final report. The final CMP report submitted by RITES today was unanimously approved by all stakeholders with above observations. The modified report will now be submitted within a week for further approvals by Govt. of India.

The Adviser also directed RITES to start working on the preparation of Alternatives Analysis Report (AAR) and Detailed Project Report (DPR) for MRTS in Chandigarh Tricity.

The meeting was attended by the senior officers of Punjab, Haryana, Civil Aviation, Air Force Authorities, Railway Authorities and all other stakeholders.