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Last updated: May 12 2012
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  • Metro in proposed Five-Year Plan budget..

    Creating new thread as it's a big news(assuming they are serious this time), and has ripple effect on the properties that fall on the routes of Metro.

    Metro in proposed Five-Year Plan budget
    Akash Ghai
    Tribune News Service
    Chandigarh, February 1
    In an important development, the UT Administration has included the Metro project in the proposed budget of its Five-Year Plan.
    Earlier, the pilot project, which was envisaged more than 15 years ago, was not included in the UT’s proposed budget of about 4,000 crore for the next five years.
    Confirming the development, UT Finance Secretary VK Singh said now the Metro would be one of the top priorities in the UT’s proposed budget under 12th Five-Year Plan. The development took place following UT Administrator Shivraj Patil’s directions in yesterday’s meeting, in which he asked officials why the project was not included in the proposed budget.
    “We are making the correction as per given directions. Now the Metro will be on top of the list of our budget,” he said.
    Asked whether there would be an increase in the proposed budget, the Finance Secretary said they were trying to accommodate project funds without increasing the budget amount.
    “We have to make some sacrifices in other areas. We are working out modalities and seeing the options,” he said.
    He added that the detailed project report on the Metro would be prepared within three months. Its inclusion in the UT’s Five-Year Plan would speed up project work here, he stated.
    Apart from the Metro, Patil also asked officials to work out on constructing girls’ hostels in the city. So far, the city had only one girls’ hostel, which was being run by the UT Administration. VK Singh added that the draft on the proposed budget after corrections would be readied within a week. The top priorities in the UT draft were health, education and infrastructure.
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    Go-ahead to metro project

    Go-ahead to metro project

    Chandigarh, May 9
    A geo-technical survey has given green light to the city metro project. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which had conducted a survey in its recently submitted report to the UT Administration, did not find any obstacle on the two underground corridors of the project.
    For the survey, the team had collected soil and rock samples from the two proposed underground corridors of a length of 37.69 km. A senior official of the UT Administration said the metro project would begin in 2013 and residents would be able to avail of the facility from 2018. Covering 37.69 km, the rail project will be built at a cost of Rs 8,388 crore.
    For the first corridor, samples were taken from the route of Mullanpur, Sarangpur, Khuda Lahora, PGI, Sectors 16, 9, 7 and 26, Timber Market in Sector 26, Chandigarh Railway Station, Housing Board Chowk, Mansa Devi Complex in Panchkula, HUDA office, City Centre, Panchkula bus stand, Sector 14 (Panchkula) and Grain Market of Sector 20 in Panchkula.
    For the second corridor, samples were taken from the Capitol Complex, Sectors 9, 17 and 22, Sectors 34, 43, 52, Sectors 62 and 70 of Mohali and Gurdwara Shahidan.
    The environment and social impact survey is yet to be started.
    Initially, six corridors were recommended by RITES, a government enterprise that offers consultancy and project management services in the transport infrastructure sector. But gradually, the DMRC proposed two routes for the project.
    The metro will be underground within the sectoral grid of Chandigarh. Outside the grid, it will be elevated. The metro stations will be constructed every 1 km where it is underground and 1.3 km where it is above the ground.

    The following 7 corridors have been suggested by RITES and has been given "in principle" approval by Urban Development Ministry.
    • Corridor 1: Khuda Lahora — IT Park (16.31 km]
    • Corridor 2: Motor Market — Maheshpur (7.8 km]
    • Corridor 3: Sukhna Lake — S.A.S. Nagar Railway Station (16.86 km]
    • Corridor 4: Dakshin Marg — Airport..will be xtended to aerocity
    • Corridor 5: IT-Park — S.A.S. Nagar Sector 105
    • Corridor 6: Dadu Majra — Mohali Sector 93
    • Corridor 7: Zirakpur — Panchkula Bus Terminal

    Route map from old news:

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      160 MW needed to run metro
      Four sub-stations will be set up to provide power supply; UT Administration to provide 80-MW power
      Rajinder Nagarkoti
      Tribune News Service
      Chandigarh, May 11
      For the ambitious Metro rail project, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has asked the UT Administration and neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana to arrange 160-MW power supply to run the metro rail in the tricity.
      Out of this 160-MW power supply, the UT Administration has to arrange 80 MW of power. For the first corridor, which will be from Mullanpur to Sector 20, Panchkula, the DMRC has demanded 100-MW power supply and to supply so much of power, two sub-station need to be set up. Similarly, the DMRC has sought 60-MW power from Sector 1 to Sector 62, Mohali, and for this corridor as well two sub-stations will be set up.
      Sources added that out of the 160 MW, 80-MW power supply is required to run Metro and 80 MW required for back-up in case of any fault in supply lines and power failure. A senior official of the UT Administration said that the DMRC had demanded a sub-station in Sector 9 and Sector 51-52. Besides, one sub-station each will be set up in Mohali and Panchkula.
      But providing required power to the DMRC for running metro will be a difficult task for the UT Administration. At present, Chandigarh has no power generation capacity of its own and the city gets power supply from various central power generating stations in the region. While 280-MW power is supplied from different power stations in the region everyday, nearly 30-MW power is channelised through Jammu and Kashmir as per a bilateral agreement.
      The sources said that as the UT had no power generating station of its own, extra power supply would be sought from various central power generating stations in the region. Subsequently, the power supply would be routed through these four sub-stations to run the metro rail in the tricity.
      Recently, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) preparing detailed project report (DPR) for the tricity metro project had asked the administration to make arrangements for extra power supply to run the metro rail. The DMRC is likely to submit the DPR by the end of this month.

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