Andhra govt set to extend Vizag Metro Rail up to 79.9 km in the first phase

The Visakhapatnam Metro Rail Project got the latest impetus on Monday with the State govt going to extend it.

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Andhra Pradesh (Metro Rail News): The Andhra Pradesh State Govt has decided to stretch the distance of the Vizag Metro Rail up to 79.91 km, in the first phase. Accordingly, the State Govt declared an order to the Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation (AMRC), on Friday, to appoint a new consultant for the construction of the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the project. The AMRC has also been instructed to consult the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) Ltd, and the Urban Mass Transit Company (UMTC) Ltd.

As previously mentioned, the first phase of the metro rail in Vizag was initially scheduled to be taken up in three corridors for a distance of 46.4 km. With the final declaration, the corridor proposed, from Gajuwaka to Kommadi, will be increased to the coming Bhogapuram International Airport, from 34.23 km to 67.74 km. The other corridors are Gurudwara to the Old Post Office of 5.26 km and Thatichetlapalem to the Rama Krishna Beach Road of 6.91 km.

Some of the second phases of the metro rail project in Vizag, 60 km-long trackless tram line has been introduced. These trams, which run on virtual routes on the road, based on work the autonomous rail rapid transit system. Sensors on the coaches will identify these virtual routes. The State Govt has also authorised the AMRC to invite companies to prepare a DPR for this project also.

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