Ahmedabad Metro to Commence Trials for Phase 2 from March

The officers assert that trials cannot be conducted after the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, aiming for mid-March

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AHMEDABAD (Metro Rail News): Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) has announced that the trial runs for the 20 km long Phase 2 stretch from Motera to Gandhinagar will commence by March or April. 

Trial Runs 

The trial runs will be done between Motera & Sector 1 in Gandhinagar via the GIFT City. Additionally, even the passenger services would begin at Gandhinagar Sector-1 and extend to the entire stretch by the end of this year. 

A conundrum of Dates 

The press release by GMRC states that the trials on the stretch will begin by March or April. However, the officers claim mid-March as no trials could be conducted after the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. 

The Cable-Stayed Bridge 

The construction of the cable-stayed extradosed bridge over the Narmada main canal, connecting the area between Narendra Modi Stadium and Gandhinagar, is reaching its final stages. This innovative bridge boasts a central span measuring 145 meters, complemented by end spans of 79 meters, supported by two impressive pylons standing at 28.1 meters high. 

Remarkable progress has been achieved, with work on the pylons and 100 out of 105 segments already completed in record time. The bridge is expected to be fully constructed shortly, paving the way for the subsequent installation of tracks and the third rail.

A Tale of Milestones 

According to metro officials, the entire stretch leading up to Mahatma Mandir is expected to be completed by year-end. The Thaltej to Thaltej Gam section is also slated for completion within the same timeframe. Following the elections, plans are being made to inaugurate the Sabarmati metro station.

Ahmedabad Metro 

A detailed overview of Ahmedabad Metro has been provided below: 

LinePhase-1Phase-2Total Length
Blue Line21.16 km21.16 km
Red LineMain Line18.87 km22.84 km41.71 km
Branch Line5.42 km5.42 km
Total Length40.03 km28.26 km68.29 km

Current Status

Line First OperationalLast ExtensionNumber of operational stationsOperational length
Blue Line4 March 201930 September 202216 (except Thaltej Gam and Kankaria East)19.76 km 
Red Line30 September 2022N/A14 (except Sabarmati Railway station)18.87 km
Total29 (with Old High Court interchange)38.63 km

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