Only 3 Lakhs Allocated for Vizag Metro Rail Project
Union budget allocated Only 3 Lakhs Allocated for Vizag Metro Rail, Vizag Metro Rail Project status 2016, Vizag Metro Rail Project Budget Allocation.
Only 3 Lakhs Allocated for Vizag Metro Rail Project :-
Even before Vizagites could forget the sour taste left by railway budget, the union budget has also turned out to be a big disappointment, particularly in terms of the Vizag Metro Rail Project. The union budget notionally allocating only 3 lakh for this big ticket project, which costs about 12,500 crore, has attracted sharp criticism from the opposition parties and annoyance of Vizagites. Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, YSRC district president Gudivada Amarnath said that the Union government has betrayed the people of Vizag. “The ruling TD has failed to mount pressure on its ally. Devising just a couple of lakhs of rupees for a metro project shows the highly unfair attitude towards the state. Chief Minister Chandra babu Naidu should immediately withdraw his ministers from the union government,” Mr.Amarnath added.
The DPR for Vizag Metro project, which was prepared months ago and approved by the state cabinet still has to get the nod of the Union government to go ahead with the groundwork. While the state government is working at a rapid pace on Vijaywada – Amaravati Metro Rail project and Union Budget allocated Rs.106 crore for it. Vizagites are worried that the rail project in the city might not be in the reckoning of the government. The Vizag Metro Rail project which was proposed even before the bifurcation of the state and Vijayawada Metro has failed to make any visible progress so far.
CPM district secretary K.Lokanadham also was unhappy with the allocation for Vizag Metro Project. “The dismal allocation to the metro project has once again proved that the Union government has not been paying heed to the basic requirement of the state,” Mr.Lokanadham added. The government still has to constitute a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to entrust the responsibilities of planning and execution of Vizag Metro works. Meanwhile, some leaders argue that the Vizag Metro Rail Project has not yet been sanctioned by the centre and thus it had made only notional allotment to the project.
This Article was First Appeared in Deccan Chronicle.