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Odisha Ropes In DMRC For Rs 6,255 Cr Bhubaneswar Metro Project

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 21-11-2023
Odisha Ropes In DMRC For Rs 6,255 Cr Bhubaneswar Metro Project Agreements and MoU 4 min read

Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Corporation signed a contract with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on 20 November 2023 for the building of metro rail from Biju Patnaik International Airport here to Trishulia in Cuttack, after the Odisha Cabinet approved phase-I of the project. The DMRC will carry out the 6,255 crore project as a turn-key consultant for a cost of Rs 326.56 crore. DMRC roped in as a key consultant for Bhubaneswar Metro. The project will be built by Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Corporation Ltd, a wholly owned Odisha government entity. While the state government has already engaged experts for the project, it will be overseen directly by the office of the chief minister.

Main Features Of Bhubaneswar Metro Project :

On a virtual platform, the MoU was signed in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. "This partnership marks the beginning of an era of change in Odisha's transportation history."

  • VK Pandian, Chairman of 5T, moderated the programme.
  • The project is expected to take four years to complete. 
  • The project spans 26 kilometers from Bhubaneswar Airport to Trisulia Square.
  • Capital Hospital, Rajmahal Square, Jayadev Vihar Square, and Patia Square will all have metro stations.
  • It will have 20 elevated Metro stations and will be 26 kms long.
  • The metro rail lines and stations will be built on elevated viaducts.
  • Cutting-edge coaching and signaling systems will be used.
  • A comprehensive ticketing system.

Bhubaneswar Metro Project Route Map

Bhubaneswar Metro is an urban Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) sanctioned for construction in Bhubaneswar, Odisha's largest city, by Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Corporation and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) as the turn-key consultant.

The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the 26 kms long Bhubaneswar Metro Phase 1 project was completed by DMRC and authorized by Odisha's state government. Through 20 elevated stations, Phase 1 will connect Trisulia Square to Bhubaneswar's Biju Patnaik Airport.

About Odisha:

  • Governor: Raghubar Das
  • Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik
  • Capital: Bhubneswar
  • Language: Odia
  • Orissa was founded on 1 April 1936 and hence the day is celebrated as the ‘Utkal Diwas’.
  • It has the third largest population of tribes in India.
  • Jagganath temple is Located in Puri (Odisha).
  • Chilka Lake is the largest coastal lagoon lake in India, situated in Odisha.


Ans. DMRC will collect a consultation fee of Rs 326 crore for the project.

Ans. The project is expected to take four years to complete.

Ans. The largest city of Odisha is Bhubaneswar.

Ans. The first phase of the project will cost Rs 6,255 crore to build.

Ans. The first phase of the Bhubaneswar Metro project will be 26 kms long, and have 20 stations.
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