Chandigarh: A DMRC team led by its managing director Mangu Singh on Thursday presented the detailed report of the Chandigarh Metro Project to Punjab Governor and Chandigarh administrator Shivraj Patil.

Copies of the project report were also presented to Punjab Chief Secretary and Director of Town Planning (Haryana) for reference of the chief ministers of the two neighbouring states, officials said.

During the presentation, Patil said, "Our aim is to strengthen the public transport system at the quickest possible rate. For this reason we are constantly corresponding with the Governments of Punjab and Haryana so that the project can be started at the earliest."

The proposed North-South corridor for Chandigarh constitutes 8.04 km underground and 4.43 km elevated track and the East-West corridor has a proposed length of 6.04 km underground and 19.04 km elevated track.

Punjab will have a total track length of 7.8 km and Haryana 6.41 km running through its territory under this project.

In total, 30 stations have been earmarked, each at an average distance of 1.210 km on the North-South corridor and 1.206 km on the East-West corridor.

The Rs 10,900 crore project, when completed, will benefit three lakh commuters daily and the tri-city will have a total 37 km of Metro Rail.

(Agencies)

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