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The central government has approved plans for a metro to be built in Varanasi at a cost of Rs123·5bn. Following the submission of the project report prepared by RITES, construction is planned to begin in December.
A 19·4 km line would link BHEL with Banaras Hindu University, and a 10 km route would run from Benia Bagh to Sarnath. There would be an interchange at Benia Bagh, and 22 of the 26 stations would be underground.
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