City gearing up fast for all-round development – Meerut Metro

It will consist of 8 special metro-only stations and 30 coaches will be supplied by Alstom (Bombardier) to service the line in a configuration of 10 trains with 3 cars.

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Meerut Metro is an urban Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) under construction in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Meerut Metro Phase 1’s DPR (Detailed Project Report) was prepared by RITES and submitted to the UP state government on June 30, 2016 for its approval. In 2017, the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (then Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation) was assigned a ‘coordinator’ role to bring all stakeholders together and get the project started.

The project’s 20 km Line-1 with 11 stations is under construction and will utilize the under construction 82.15 km Delhi – Meerut RRTS line’s infrastructure being built by National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC). It will consist of 8 special metro-only stations and 30 coaches will be supplied by Alstom (Bombardier) to service the line in a configuration of 10 trains with 3 cars. The project’s 15 km Line-2 with 14 stations is in the proposal stage, and will be built and operated by Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRCL).

Key Figures

  • Operational: 0 km
  • Under Construction: 20 km
  • Approved: 0 km
  • Proposed: 15 km

Meerut Metro Route Information

Line-1: Partapur – Modipuram

Length: 20 km

Owner: National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC)

Status: Under Construction

Type: Elevated: 14.40 km & Underground: 5.6 km

Depot: Modipuram

Number of Stations: 11

Station Names: Partapur, Rithani, Shatabdi Nagar, Brahmapuri, Meerut Central, Bhaisali, Begum Pul, MES Colony, Daurli, Meerut North and Modipuram.

Note: this line’s construction will be integrated with the construction of the 82 km Delhi – Meerut Smart Line (RRTS). The stations in bold above will be integrated with the RRTS. Rest will be serviced by local metro trains.

Line-2: Shradhapuri Phase II – Jagriti Vihar

Length: 15 km

Owner: Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRCL

Status: Proposed

Type: Elevated (10.7 km) and Underground (4.3 km)

Number of Stations: 13

Station Names: Sharadhapuri Phase 2, Kanker Khera, Meerut Cantt. Railway Station, Rajban Bazar, Begumpul, Baccha Park, Shahpeer Gate, Hapur Adda Chauraha, Gandhi Ashram, Mangal Pandey Nagar, Tej Grahi, Medical College, Jagruti Extension

Meerut Metro Major Contractors

ContractContractor
General Consultant (GC) for RRTS & Metro ProjectAyesa lngenieria Y Arquitectura – ITALFERR – Ayesa India (AIAI)
Rolling Stock: Supply of 30 coaches (rolling stock) as part of 210 RRTS rolling stock contractAlstom Transport (won by Bombardier Transportation)
Part of Package-3: Partapur – Shatabdi Nagar (elevated viaduct and 3 stations at Partapur, Rithani & Shatabdi Nagar)Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
Package-5B: Modipuram Depot & WorkshopTechnical Bid Evaluation Underway (bidders unknown)
Package-7: Shatabdi Nagar – Brahampuri DN Ramp AND Begumpul Ramp – Modipuram (elevated viaduct and 5 stations at Brahmapuri, MES Colony, Daurli, Meerut North and Modipuram)Larsen & Toubro
Package-8: Brahampuri DN Ramp to Begumpul UP Ramp (underground twin tunnels and 3 stations at Meerut Central, Bhaisali and Begumpul)Afcons Infrastructure

The Meerut Metro is a proposed rapid transit system in the city of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India. The feasibility study of the project was completed by RITES in June 2015. Since government has merged the line 1 of Meerut Metro into RRTS, it is likely to be completed around 2025 (Phase 1) with RRTS project. This will save at least 6500 crore rupees. At the other side UPMRC has floated tenders for the detailed design of Meerut metro line 2.

Cost

Cost of construction is estimated at Rs. 11,540 crore.

Corridors

 Phase 1

Line 1: Partapur to Modipuram, 20 km – elevated (12.8 km) & underground (7.2 km)

Line 2: Shradhapuri Phase II to Jagriti Vihar, 15 km – elevated (10.7 km ) & underground (4.3 km)

Status Update & Major Timeline

July 2016: Detailed Project Report submitted to state government.

June 2017: The project has been put on hold in view of the higher-priority Delhi-Meerut Rapid Rail project (RRTS).

January 2018: UP Government Cabinet decides to build a metro in Meerut, Kanpur and Agra.

Sep 2018: Detailed Project Report (DPR) sent by UP Government to Central Government for approval.

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