The Joka-BBD Bag Metro, which was mired in uncertainty after a stalemate over the location of Mominpore station, is back on track following a crucial meeting between officials of the railways ministry , the home ministry and Bengal government. For Mominpore station, 10 cottah of land is required from the Army’s sprawling Command Hospital premises. But the Army refused to part with the land. Non-availability of the land left the entire project uncertain.
Recently , railways minister Suresh Prabhu wrote to defen ce minister Manohar Parrikar on how non-availability of small patches of defence land has left many Metro projects in limbo. The Union government then asked the home ministry (MHA) to liaison with agencies to resolve the issues. On Wednesday , Bengal’s principal secretary (transport) Alapan Bandyopadhyay , Bengal’s chief nodal officer for Metro projects Narayan Swarup Nigam and officials of Metro met with MHA officials led by joint secretary Manish Thakur.
Bartaman Patrika epaper 10-09-2016: http://epaper.prabhatkhabar.com