GANDHINAGAR (Metro Rail News): Gujarat government have announced their budget 2022-23 on 3 March 2022. In the budget, the government have put up a provision of Rs 772 crores to provide services of Metro Rail and Metrolite in municipal corporations of the state and a provision of INR 700 crores for Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot & Gandhinagar corporations & Dahod municipality under the smart city. When the budget will be finalized, the Metro route’s land price will rise and the FSI in Vadodara, Rajkot & Surat will rise as well.
In Gujarat, only Ahmedabad Metro is available, which is the 12th metro system in India. It is built and operated by the Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation Limited. The first section of the metro was inaugurated on 4 March 2019 and opened for the public on 5 March 2019, with the East-West Corridor.
If the budget is finalized, it will help majorly in the development of the city as it will improve the transport system which will help the commuters in the long run and will increase the connectivity. However, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar are the only 2 places that are connected by the metro line, so it is still a long way ahead.