Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu asked DMRC Principal advisor E Sridharan to comple the first phase of Vijayawada Metro Rail project by August 2018. The Chief Minister, who had a meeting with DMRC Principal Advisor E. Sreedharan today in Hyderabad, asked him to complete the first phase of Vijayawada Metro Rail Project by August 2018 and Visakhapatnam Metro Rail Project by December 2018. Discussing about the funds required for the project, the Chief Minister informed Sreedharan that the project could be executed with the support of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The Chief Minister asked the DMRC team to prepare a process chart which would enable the government to keep track of the progress of the Metro Rail project on a monthly basis. We should expedite the process of setting up a special purpose vehicle (SPV) and appoint a permanent officer who will monitor the progress of the project, Mr.Naidu told him.
Mr.Chandrababau Naidu also asked Mr. Sreedharan and his team of officials to expedite the process of procuring land for the project. On the sidelines, he asked the Metro Rail expert to explore the possibility of Metro Rail Project for the Capital City of Amaravati. We will meet again on 9th September in Vijayawada and decide on when to lay the foundation stone and other issues related to the project, the Chief Minister said.UNI DP VV AK1857
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