Vizag Metro Rail DPR to be ready by end of May 2015

Visakhapatnam (VSKP): Detailed Project Report of Vizag Metro would take another month as the various surveys commenced late. Agencies involved in preparing the DPR have completed all studies and only the geo-technical survey has to be completed, said officials.

“All studies regarding Vizag Metro Rail Project such as topographic, environment impact assessment, social impact assessment and traffic studies have been completed. Only geo-technical survey has to be completed which is under process. It is expected to be completed in a month and the DPR would probably get ready by May end,” said an official connected to the project.

The geo-technical survey has been taken up to study soil conditions along all corridors in the city and it is vital for all civil works in case of huge projects like Metro Rail. Jaipur-based CEG Test House & Research Centre Private Limited has started conducting the survey along the three proposed corridors. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation engaged the CEG Laboratory for taking up these soil tests for every 1 to 1.5 km and the works are going on.

DMRC is planning three flyovers at NAD Junction, Satyam Junction and Maddilapalem for convenience of operations and geo-technical surveys are much needed for huge and important structures, officials said.