Country To Have An Additional 660-KM Metro Network Across 15 New Cities, Says Union Urban Affairs Minister

Union Minister of State (I/C) of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

At an interaction organised on Monday (October 29) with the Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that India will have an additional 660 km metro line apart from the existing network of 515 km across various cities in the country.

All the states and union territories have been asked to prepare their respective Detailed Project Reports (DPR) for the cities and submit them at the earliest to the Central government. These fall in line with the provisions mentioned in the Metro Rail Policy of 2017.

Economic Times quoted the statement issued to all states and UTs, which reads as: “Hardeep S Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs has stated that more than 664 km of metro rail projects in 15 cities are presently under various stages of implementation, while more than 515 km of metro line are already operational in India.”

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He further stated that the 11th version of Urban Mobility India Conference will be held at Nagpur between 2 and 4 November bearing the theme ‘Green Mobility’. This is being organised to contemplate on the latest urban transport practices. This conference is aimed at bringing tech service providers, policy makers and officials together.

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