Implementation of Metro Rail projects - an appraisal: Standing Committee on Housing and Urban Affairs (2021- 22)
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Housing and Urban Affairs flagged the need for a single and comprehensive legislation for all the Metro rail networks in the country as opposed to the existing three Central Acts, and also raised the concerns about the low ridership in all Metros apart from Delhi and Mumbai. The panel, chaired by Jagdambika Pal, presented its report on the “implementation of Metro rail projects” to the Lok Sabha. The report said that there were three Acts governing Metro rail networks in the country and there was “a need for a single and comprehensive legislation”. The committee was informed that the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry was in the process of drafting the Metro Rail (Construction, Operation, Maintenance and Administration) Bill, 2021, which would replace the three existing Acts.