Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Kaushal Kishore has said that a total 34 Metro Rail Projects are at various stages of progress in the country. These include Delhi Metro Phase-III, IV and Delhi Metro Extension.
In a written reply in Lok Sabha today, he said, the proposals for other 16 Metro Rail Projects are in various stages of appraisal and approval. He said that urban transport – an integral part of urban development – is a state subject.
The Minister said, the respective State Governments are responsible for initiating, developing and funding urban transport infrastructure including metro rail projects. The Centre considers financial assistance for metro rail proposals in cities or urban agglomerates on the basis of extant policy, feasibility of the proposal and availability of resources.