Jaipur: Pink City Jaipur has been included in the list of polluted cities in the country. Now there is a need for how to curb rising pollution in Jaipur. In this regard, if the railway administration wishes, it can play an important role. If the expansion of Phase 2 of the Metro is done correctly, then the pollution in Jaipur can be greatly reduced in the future after the operation of the Metro Rail.
It has come out in the report of a survey done by French company EGIS Rail SA for the Jaipur Metro recently. The report recommends making Metro route under Phase-II on Tonk Road, the busiest route in Jaipur city. Along with this, the proposed Jaipur Metro Stage-II has been extended to about 8 km. According to this proposal, the total length of the new route is stated to be 31 km.
The length of the present root is 23 km
The length of the Metro route in the existing Detailed Project Report (DPR) is 23 km (Ambadhi to Sitapura). Given the increasing traffic on this route, the survey of France’s company has been proposed to increase the length of the metro route. According to a senior UDH official, they are working to prepare a master plan of the Jaipur Metro. If its construction is done in the phases then it will be beneficial for the future.
Starting of new DPR
Given the suggestions that came after the French company survey, the new DPR of Metro Phase II has been started. New suggestions are being included in this. After the DPR is formed, the government will be able to proceed for approval formalities. The Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) had prepared its first DPR in 2011 during the tenure of the Congress government in the phase II of Metro project. After that, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) prepared the revised DPR in 2014 and proposed an underground metro station at the airport near Terminal-2. It was mentioned in the proposal that the metro train would be underground till Jawahar Circle. After that, elevated tracks will be made till the Sindhi camp bus stand.
40% increase in cost
Now in the new study, it has been proposed to increase the length of the route to 31 km and the number of stations on the route from 20 to 24. If the recommendation of the French company is considered in the new DPR, the cost of the project is likely to increase by 40 percent. In the past, the cost of Metro phase II was estimated at Rs. 10,000 crores.