New Delhi, Metro Rail News: The Government of India has approved the Surat Metro Rail Project comprise two Metro Rail corridors with a combined length of 40.35 km.
The Centre has approved two corridors of the Surat Metro project, which will be executed at an estimated cost of around Rs 12020.32
According to the statement The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said the project will be implemented by the Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) and completed in 5 years.
Benefits of the project
This project will provide continuous availability of affordable, reliable, safe, secure and seamless transport system in the urban agglomeration of the city. It will reduce the accidents, pollution, travel time, energy consumption, anti-social incidents as well as regulate urban expansion and land use for sustainable development. The Metro will provide Eco friendly and sustainable Public Transport to residents, commuters, visitors and travelers.
Surat Metro Rail Project
Some of the highlights of these corridors are as follows
Surat Metro corridor-1, Sarthana to Dream city line is 21.61 Kms comprising of underground corridor of 6.47 km & elevated corridor of 15.14 km, which will connect 20 metro stations (via Sarthana, Nature park ,Kapodra, Labheshwar chowk area, Central
Surat Metro corridor-2, Bhesan to
Dream city and Bhesan depot will fulfill the maintenance facilities of Surat metro rail Project.
The population of around 69.36 lakh of Surat Municipal Corporation, Out Growth Area & Urban Agglomeration is expected to be benefitted by Surat Metro Rail Project directly and indirectly.
The proposed corridors will be having Multimodal Integration, and will have feeder network of Bus, Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) and Non-Motorized Transport (NMT).
The residential areas, commercial, and industrial areas along this Metro Rail corridors shall be immensely benefitted by this project as the people of these areas will be able to travel on trains from their own neighborhoods to reach different areas of the city conveniently.
The project will be financed mainly through equity from the Centre and state govt on 50-50 basis and loan from bilateral and multilateral agencies.
This project will provide continuous availability of affordable, reliable, safe, secure and seamless transport system in the urban agglomeration of the city.