The Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) will conduct feasibility studies and prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for the metro projects in Jammu and Srinagar.
In the first phase, projects would be prepared for the routes as suggested in the City Mobility Plan (CMP) of Jammu and Srinagar cities. In Srinagar city, the 45 kms tentative routes suggested in the City Mobility Plan is from Nowgam railway station to SKIMS via Baghi Mehtab, Rambagh, Jawahar Nagar, civil secretariat, Barbarshah, Nowhatta, Hawal, Alamgari Bazaar, and Pantha Chowk to Shalteng via Lasjan, Badami Bagh, Lal Chowk, civil secretariat, Tatoo Ground and Bemina.
Identifying the 30 kms route of Metro in Jammu City,the routes suggested will be from Amphala Chowk to Bari Brahmna via Bikram Chowk, Gandhi Nagar, Satwari, and Bakshi Nagar to Purmandal via BC Road, Baghi Bahu and Trikuta Nagar.
The company will provide preliminary report within one month. But for the Detailed Project Report, one year time has been given to the company. During survey, the RITEs men would reveal how many kms of length would be under ground and how much above ground. The cost underground per kilometer may be about three times more than on the ground. So the company experts will access the total cost of the project. The completion time of both the projects will also be fixed after the DPRs are prepared.