Ahmedabad: The first trial run of the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar metro rail project will take place in the first week of January next year on a 6.5 km stretch within the city, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said Saturday. He was speaking after unveiling the mock-up coach of the metro. The first trial run will be carried out in the first week of January on the 6.5 km stretch between Vastral and Apparel Park here, a government release quoted him as saying.
The entire project will be “up and running” by 2020, the release stated.
Gujarat CM Shri @vijayrupanibjp, accompanied by school children, toda
#Ahmedabad on Fast Track :
First trial run of Metro Rail will be done in the first fortnight of January 2019. Trial will be run on the route of 6.50 kilometer of Vastral to Apparel Park (#Ahmedabad East). Metro train will be run in city by 2020 : #Gujarat CM pic.twitter.com/6qzzzyHYxC
— Chirag Patel 🇮🇳 (@chiragpatel0055) October 6, 2018
y unveiled the mock-up version of #AhmedabadMetro coach attached with cabin of loco-driver, designed in South Korea, for the public display at Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad pic.twitter.com/pTiB2Y7S6g
— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) October 6, 2018
For the first five years, each train will have three coaches with the capacity to ferry a total of 1,000 commuters, though the metro stations have been built for six-coach trains, managing director of the project I P Gautam said.
The Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Metro Rail Project is being implemented by Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA), a company owned by the state government.
In phase-1, which is estimated to cost Rs 10,773 crore, the metro will connect suburbs in Ahmedabad along east-west and north-south axis. The route will be extended to Gandhinagar in Phase-2.
The Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) a wholly owned company of Gujarat Government is implementing the Metro Rail Projects. The total cost of this project will be approximately Rs 10,773 crore, this project is designed to connect eastern-western and northern-southern suburbs in Ahmedabad. In the second phase, MEGA is planned to extend its network to the Gandhinagar. The total project cost for East-West corridor is approximate Rs. 20.73 km long; the North-South corridor which is connecting Motera with APMC Market is 18.52-km long.