From end of 2015 to early 2016, Taichung City Government successively submitted the feasibility reports for Taichung Metro MRT Blue Line and Wurih-Wunsing-Beitun Extension Line in which MOTC assigned BOHSR to implement the initial evaluation meeting in accordance to the Guidelines for Application and Review of Plans for Mass Rapid Transit System Construction Projects. BOHSR gathered the Department of Transportation, Environment and Natural Resources of Executive Yuan, National Development Council, Public Construction Committee, Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, Ministry of Finance and relevant departments in MOTC to assist in the evaluation. Meanwhile, a survey of the route and the station was conducted before the meeting to ensure the smoothness of the evaluation work.
The Taichung Metro MRT Blue Line starts at Shalu and goes south along Taiwan Blvd. through Tunghai University and Taichung City Hall to TRA Taichung Main Station; the Wurih-Wunsing-Beitun Extension Line comprised the northern extension, Beitun-Dakeng section, which is from Beitun District to Songzhu Rd. and the southern extension, Wuri-Changhua section, which is from Wuri District to Changhua Jingma Rd. and Zhongshan Rd. Both extensions initiate from the currently constructing Wurih-Wunsing-Beitun Line. On Mar. 28th, 2016, the onsite inspection was implemented in which the inspection team was led by Deputy Chief Engineer Hsin-Hsi Lu of BOHSR. The Taichung Metro MRT Blue Line was inspected in the morning and Wurih-Wunsing-Beitun Extension Line in the afternoon in which Taichung City Government and Changhua County Government interpreted on planning routes, stations, depots, engineering interface, transfer routes, station development and land acquisition.
Subsequently on Mar. 29th and 31st, the initial evaluation meetings for Blue Line and Wurih-Wunsing-Beitun Extension Line were held respectively. The meetings were hosted by BOHSR Director General Hu with participating units proposing suggestions. The inspection authority has requested Taichung City Government to implement improvement measures accordingly and make corrections on respective feasibility reports.