Its Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP) was approved in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to run the metro rail between Dehradun-Rishikesh-Haridwar. During this time, along with metro lights in Haridwar-Rishikesh and Nepali Farm-Assembly Corridor, Personalized Rapid Transit System (PRTS) in Haridwar city was also approved.
On Thursday, a meeting of the Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) was held at the Secretariat under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. In the meeting, Uttarakhand Metro Rail MD Jitendra Tyagi threw light on the Dehradun-Haridwar-Rishikesh metro light system. He informed that the total length of the corridor of LRTS based project will be 35 km. It will cost around Rs 3800 crore. The Central Government will bear 50 percent of this amount. During this, he also gave information regarding passenger numbers, fare, etc. It was told that during this time the land around the metro line will also be acquired. He informed that DPR of the ropeway system is being prepared for Dehradun city in collaboration with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. Regarding PRT of Haridwar city, he told that pod cars will be run here. It will not require much space. Its trek can be made along the road.
Significantly, UMTA has been formed under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. It includes Housing Minister Madan Kaushik as Vice-Chairman, Chief Secretary as Member Secretary and Secretary Housing, Finance, Transport, Planning, Revenue, and Urban Development as members. Urban Development and Housing Minister Madan Kaushik, Principal Secretary Anand Vardhan, and Secretary Nitesh Jha were also present in the meeting.
822 crores of GST, relief to the government
Uttarakhand, which is suffering from a poor financial condition in the Corona epidemic, has got a big relief from the GST amount of 822.30 crores. This saved the state government from borrowing from the market. The Union Finance Ministry has released the said amount of GST compensation from December 2019 to February 2020. In fact, during the 39th meeting of the GST Council held in Delhi in March last, Tourism, Irrigation, Minor Irrigation, Culture Minister Satpal Maharaj, while representing the state, demanded to give the remaining amount of GST compensation to the state. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman assured the state of giving GST compensation. In the first week of the current month of June, the state government has got a big relief.