Pmch Main Gate Closed Topave Lane for Subway Works | Patna News

Patna: The main gate of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) the Ashok Rajpath here was closed to undertake construction work for a subway corridor and the PMCH station on it, officials said.
Patna Metro, a landmark project whose foundations were laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 17, 2019, is currently under construction in the old city.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is implementing the project, which aims to decongest the city by using a rapid transit network for the first time.
Massive redevelopment work is currently underway at the sprawling PMCH campus, located between the banks of the Ganges and the historic Ashok Rajpath.
“The Patna Metro works are also taking place concurrently and the main gate of PMCH Ashok Rajpath Campus has been closed for undertaking construction works of the Metro line. The PMCH metro station will rise near the site of the main gate,” said Dr. VP PMCH. Choudhary said.
An order was issued and since July 22 the main gate has been closed. An old gate that led to the emergency department building on its west side, which was closed several years ago, has been reopened to ease the flow of doctors and other staff, patients, attendants, ambulances and the general public, he said. An old gate exists on the east side of the campus.
The 31 km long Patna Metro railway project, comprising the Danapur-Mithapur-Khemni Chak Corridor (Line 1) and the Patna Junction-Pataliputra Bus Terminal Corridor (Line 2), is expected to benefit over 1 million Bihar passengers Capital city. “Orders have been given to evacuate the residences of the principal and other teachers of the college, located near the main gate to undertake the civil engineering works of the metro. These would be demolished. Part of the PMCH Cancer Institute building east of the main gate is also likely to be affected,” Choudhary said.
The PMCH metro station had to be “uniquely designed” to ensure that redevelopment plans for institutional premises did not affect the feasibility of building the station. The proposed two-stage flyover on Ashok Rajpath also required modifications to the station design to verify the feasibility of constructing the station as per the proposed flyover, DMRC officials had said in April. PTI

Maria D. Ervin