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Protests in Patna against Land Acquisition for Patna Metro Rail Project

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Image Source: Internet Patna, India (Metro Rail Today) : Protests against the ongoing construction work of the Patna metro rail project in Bihar are growing, with hundreds of local people taking to the streets fearing forced displacement and loss of homes. The much-awaited project, widely seen as a new lifeline in the crowded and congested smart city of Patna, is likely to face more protests in the coming days as people don't want to sacrifice their land and homes for it. The very first protest started on September 28,2021, as people opposed their forced eviction, followed by a protest against land acquisition for the metro depot on September 30 and October 1,2021. Protests in the Malahi Pakri area erupted after authorities carried out an anti-encroachment drive three days ago, leading to the forced eviction of dozens of low-income families. The anger of the locals increased when a seriously injured protestor Rajesh Thakur, in his late 30s, died during treatment at a hospital. He w

Patna Metro Rail is to start its operations by the end of 2024

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Image Source: Internet  Patna, India (Metro Rail Today) : The work for Patna Metro Rail is in progress and is being done rapidly. The work started last year and it may end in the coming few years. Bihar is seeing a lot of development since last decade. There has been construction of flyover - bridges, widening of roads, Bihar museum, Samrat Ashok convention center etc. Metro is going to start soon. Metro will make commuting much easier in the city. Traffic jams will be reduced and it will also help people save their so much time. Patna has a lot of jam problem. Pace work of Patna Rail Project has increased and is expected to complete in coming 40-42 months. Patna Metro Rail Projects target is set to complete by March 2023 but it may miss its target as only 5% of the work has been done so far. Dr. Chandrasekhar singh (DM, Patna) has said:  The metro construction agency is being provided facilities as per the need by the district administration. Every effort is being made to complete th