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Some ongoing metro projects behind schedule: Govt

Babul Supriyo

New Delhi -Some of the ongoing Metro projects, including Badarpur-Faridabad extension stretch and Bangalore Metro Rail Project, being implemented on 50:50 equity sharing joint venture between the Centre and the state governments concerned are delayed, Lok Sabha was told today.

The progress of Metro rail projects is reviewed periodically by the Centre, state governments and the concerned Metro Railway Board of Directors from time to time, Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo said in a written reply.

Work on Mundka-Bahadurgarh extension stretch and Chennai Metro project are also delayed.

Land acquisition, tree cutting permission and litigation are some of the reasons for the delay, he said.

Appropriate action such as holding of meetings, resolving issues causing delay in the project with the ministries concerned is being taken up by the Centre to address the issue.

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