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Metro rail work should be accelerated: CM

Team Absolute|Bhopal In a meeting of the Board of Directors of Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Company Limited held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the proposal to change the name of “Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Company Limited” to “Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited” was now granted due approval.
A tripartite MoU was signed between the Government of India, Government of Madhya Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Company Limited on August 19, 2019, in connection with changing the company to board.
During the meeting, Chouhan instructed that the upcoming actions in this regard should be completed with promptness, so that the work of Metro Rail in Indore-Bhopal cities of the state can be completed speedily in the targeted 3 to 4 years. Urban Development and Housing Minister Bhupendra Singh,
Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, Principal Secretary Finance Manoj Govil, MD of the company Nitesh Vyas were present at the meeting.
Vyas informed that according to the tripartite agreement, the new board being formed for equal participation in the project of the Government of India and the Government of Madhya Pradesh, will include five Directors of Government of India and five Directors (including Managing Director) of the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
Commissioner Urban Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh will be its Managing Director and Principal Secretary Finance, Revenue, Public Works Department and Urban Development Department will be its directors.It is necessary to declare the metro construction area as metropolitan area for metro rail construction, under the Metro Rail Acts of the Government of India. In this connection, decision was taken related to action to be taken to declare Indore and Bhopal metro areas as “metropolitan areas.”

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