AHMEDABAD Metro Rail News): Ceremony to commence work of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II at Mahatma Mandir, Sector-13, Gandhinagar and Laying of Foundation Stone and Ceremony to Commence work of Surat Metro Rail Project at Diamond Bourse Dream City, Surat will be performed by PM Narendra Modi via video conferencing today.
“Shri Acharya Devvrat, Hon’ble Governor of Gujarat, Shri Vijaybhai Rupani, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Amit Shah, Hon’ble Union Home Minister of India, Dr. Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Union Minister Of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs at Ahmedabad, Shri Nitinbhai Patel, Hon’ble Dy. Chief Minister of Gujarat at Surat and other dignitaries will grace the occasion”, a statement said.
Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II
Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II is an extension of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-I, connecting Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar. The total length of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-I is 40.03 kms, out of which, one stretch of 6.5 kms is already functional from March 2019 and the balance 33.5 kms is at an advanced stage which is expected to be completed by August 2022, coinciding with the 75th year of India’s independence. The total completion cost of Phase-II project is Rs.5,384/- crore.
“The length of Corridor-1 of phase-II is 22.8 Kms from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir which is a completely elevated corridor with 20 state of the art elevated Metro Stations with interchange facility at Koteshwar Road for future provision to connect Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport. The length of Corridor-2 is 5.4 Kms from GNLU to GIFT City with 2 elevated stations, having interchangefacility at GNLU and a bridge over Sabarmati River. The population of 62.6 lakh of Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar agglomeration will benefit for Gujarat Metro Rail Project Phase II with safe, clean, cheaper and fast mode of transportation. All facilities will beavailable for differently able people in metro trains”, it added.
Surat Metro Rail Project:
Surat with a population of around 60 lakhs is the fastest growing city in India. The city is having no Mass Rapid Transportation System (MRTS), thus GoI and GoG decided to provide MRTS facility in Surat. Phase-I of Surat Metro Rail Project, with total length of 40.35 kms comprises of two corridors. Length of Corridor-1 is 21.61 kms and Corridor-2 is 18.74 kms with an estimated completion cost of project Rs.12,020 crore.
The Corridor-1 is from Sarthana to Dream City, which is comprising 14 elevated stations and 6 underground stations with depot at Dream City and the Corriodor-2 is from Bhesan to Saroli, which is comprising 18 elevated stations with depot at Bhesan. The Corridor from Dream City Depot to Kadarsha ni Nal of 9.88 Kms (Coorridor-1) is being taken up on priority which is having 10 elevated Metro Stations.