Civic polls code hurdle delays Bhopal Metro Rail project proposal

Bhopal (BPL): Light metro project in Bhopal is still a distant dream. Already delayed, ever since it was first announced in 2010, company for the project conceived on public-private partnership (PPP) is yet to be constituted. Meanwhile, model code of conduct in effect for civic polls has yet again put the Bhopal-Indore light metro project in cold storage.

This is the third time in two years when poll code has hit light metro project under the mass rapid transit system (MRTS).

Proposal for constitution of a company on PPP mode was to be placed before the cabinet for approval in December. However, the proposal could not be introduced in the recently concluded cabinet meeting held last week due to poll code.