Published On: Wed, Aug 16th, 2017

Cabinet approves new metro rail policy

New Delhi: The government today approved a new metro rail policy for expanding the metro network across various cities in the country, officials said.

Metro rail in Delhi

Metro rail in Delhi

The new policy was approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The metro policy will talk about standardising norms and developing a procurement mechanism for implementation of the projects. It will also talk about funding and financing, officials said.

At present, metro projects with a total length of more than 350 km are operational in eight cities — Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Kochi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Gurugram.

Metro projects are also under way in Hyderabad, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Pune and Lucknow.

PTI

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