Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Thursday laid the foundation stone of the Bhopal metro rail project to be set up at a cost of Rs 6,941.4 crore.
Nath performed the 'bhumi pujan' (ground-breaking ceremony) for the project near Gayatri Mandir on Hoshangabad Road here.
State Urban Development Minister Jaiwardhan Singh, veteran Congress leader Digvijaya Singh and other state ministers were present on the occasion.
"Two metro rail corridors will be built in the city, one 14.94-km-long, connecting Karond Circle to AIIMS, and the other 12.88-km-long, from Bhadbhada Chouraha to Ratnagiri Square," Jaiwardhan Singh said.
The project, to be set up at a cost of Rs 6,941.4 crore, will have a 26.08-km-long elevated section and a 1.79 km underground section, he said.
Around 28 metro stations, including two underground, will be built under the project.
"The deadline for the first phase of the project is December 2022," the minister added.
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