Patna : The Bihar cabinet on Tuesday gave the long awaited nod to the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Patna Metro Rail Project, an official said.
"The DPR of the Patna Metro Rail project was approved in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The decision was much awaited," the official in the chief minister's office said.
The proposal on the Rs.16,960 crore project will now be sent for clearance to the union government.
Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) last year submitted the DPR to the Bihar government.