JMRC intends to connect the highways of Ajmer and Agra with Metro network

JMRC intends to extend the (east-west) corridor from Badi Chaupar to Transport Nagar

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JAIPUR (Metro Rail News): The Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) is planning to extend Mansarovar to the Badi-Chaupar corridor at both ends after starting construction on a 4.85-kilometre corridor to connect two vital highways — Ajmer and Agra roads — with the Metro rail network.

The corridor extension would not only relieve congestion in the Walled City but will also improve connectivity for thousands of travellers and residents travelling between Ajmer and Agra.

JMRC intends to extend the (east-west) corridor from Badi Chaupar to Transport Nagar, according to the proposal. Similarly, Ajmer Road proposes to build a 2km elevated road from Mansarovar station to enable Metro route connectivity until the 200-foot bypass junction.

JMRC CMD Ajitabh Sharma exclaimed, “We have examined the technical and economic feasibility of the project. The estimated cost to extend the corridor will be approximately Rs 1,270 crore. The final proposal will be tabled in the forthcoming board meeting for approval. There will be no requirement of additional depot and rolling stock. The project will decongest the inner areas of the city and link two major roads.”

The existing 12 km East-West Corridor (Mansarovar to Badi Chaupar) will be extended to roughly 17 km once completed. Previously, the corporation had submitted a Phase-1C (Badi Chaupar to Transport Nagar) detailed project report (DPR) and sought public input. If the project is finished by March 2025, the anticipated project cost, including land costs and taxes, is Rs 866 crore, according to the DPR.

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