By Accommodation Times News Services
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has received orders from Delhi government not take Lucknow Metro rail project. It is said that the government is denied corporation from taking the work because they are already having too many projects. Hence, the The city government has cautioned DMRC from taking up any interim consultancy work, which may cause embarrassment to the organization at a later stage.
Delhi chief secretary Deepak Mohan Spolia wrote a letter to the DMRC managing director last week suggesting the agency not to make a commitment to the UP government. The issue was also raised in the DMRC board meeting last week. This will have direct impact on the timeframe that UP government has proposed for completion of the first phase of 24 km in the city. The delay to get even an interim consultant will mean the projects deadline will get extended, said a government official.
Delhi government does not want Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to take up any work for Metro network in Lucknow. The city government has cautioned DMRC from taking up any interim consultancy work, which may cause embarrassment to the organization at a later stage.
UP government has approved the first phase of the Metro project estimated at Rs 8,000 crore. The north-south corridor would connect Lucknow Airport to Munshi Pulia. The first phase of the project is set to be complete by 2016-17.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, has written a letter to A K Antony, who heads the GoM on mass transit system, Dikshit said maintaining the Delhi Metro is a demanding task and diverting its resources may adversely affect its functioning. Delhi government has equal say in DMRC, like that of Central government, since the public sector body has 50:50 partnership.