JAIPUR (Metro Rail News): The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) has accorded the mandatory approval for starting passenger operations as the restrictions are eased in the city. The Jaipur Metro Rail underground corridor in the Walled City area will begin shortly.
The Jaipur Metro Rail will operate a train on the whole stretch from Mansarovar-Badi Chaupar after the metro is re-opened. chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of JMRC Samit Sharma stated that we are all set to continue services.
It will commence shortly after the Centre provides a nod to operate all the metros. The Phase-I extension is built between Chandpole-Badi Chaupar. The project cost of underground Phase-IB project is Rs 1,126 cr.
Out of that Rs 969 cr has been given by the Asian Development Bank, stated a senior official. The 12.07 km length of the whole Metro Phase 1A & 1B.
After BJP got to power, then CM Vasundhara Raje began the Phase 1A of Jaipur Metro Rail Project in June 2015. This corridor was made operational in 2015 after paying Rs 2,023 cr.
JMRC sources told the Metro Phase 1B avoided its June 2018 deadline because of many issues including Supreme Court ban on sand mining, shifting of 7 temples & design change of 2 underground stations.
According to a senior official, currently, an average 20,000 commuters use Metro every day as against the projected figure of 1 lakh. But Phase-II is supposed to boost the numbers. The JMRC officials think there will be an improvement in ridership with the Phase 1B services.