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- Created on Wednesday, 21 December 2011 03:23
Patna: The state government will soon be issuing a global tender to invite bid to study the feasibility of a mono or metro rail for Patna to counter the constant road jam and traffic gridlock that plagues the state capital thanks to constant population migration from other cities in Bihar.
"This tender would be floated within next few days so engineers representing various national and international companies could come to Patna and survey the topography of the city to determine whether the city is suitable for a metro railway system or a mono rail," Shashi Shekhar Sharma, Principal Secretary of Metro Development and Housing Department said on Tuesday.
The feasibility study for next few months alone is expected to cost the state a whopping sum of Rs. 5 to 6 crore, he said.
People in Patna, in the last few years, have seen the building of a number of flyovers and pedestrian bridges but the traffic continues to remain the thorn in the side of Patna'ites who battle everyday to go from one point to another while losing several hours in the process.