Patna, February 22, 2021: Bihar state government has set a target to complete the metro rail project in the capital by September 2024. The metro is to be operational in Patna on a 32.497 km route for which two corridors have been identified.

In the first corridor, Metro will be constructed from Danapur to Mithapur via Baily Road and railway station. Its total length is 17.933 km. The second corridor will be from Patna railway station to the new interstate bus terminal, which will pass through Gandhi Maidan, PMCH and Rajendra Nagar railway station. The total length will be 14.45 km.

The work of developing Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna and Biharsharif as smart cities of the state will be further accelerated. Special purpose vehicle (SPV) has been formed in all four cities for the smart city. Each city will be allocated a total amount of Rs 1000 crore in five financial years. Rs 382.50 crore have been allocated for Patna, Rs 382 crore for Bhagalpur, Rs 112 crore for Muzaffarpur and Rs 110 crores for Biharsharif.

A sustainable water supply scheme is approved in Bhagalpur and Gaya as part of the loan scheme from ABD. Rs 370.67 crores have also been given for the approval of the Gaya Sewerage Scheme.