GANDHINAGAR (Metro Rail News): Rs 12,020.32 crore has been approved by the Government of India for the Surat metro rail project and has asked the state government to complete the work in five years.
MD S S Rathore Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) said this at a meeting on Sunday held in Gandhinagar to review the progress of metro rail projects in the state. CM Vijay Rupani chaired the meeting.
In June 2020 work for the Surat metro rail project will commence with a target to complete the project by June 2024. Tendering and detailed designing work for the project has been initiated, a government statement said. There will be 14 elevated stations between Sarthana and Dream City, which will be a 21.61km route.
A government statement said for the 18.74km track between Bhensaan and Saroli, there will be 18 elevated stations. The total length of the track is 40.35km. The environmental impact assessment (EIA) and social impact assessment (SIA) has been done for the project.
Last month, GMRC announced that the construction of phase II of the metro rail project between Motera in Ahmedabad and Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, covering a distance of 28.2km, is expected to begin in June 2020 and get over by March 2024. In February this year, the central government had approved the project to connect Ahmedabad with Gandhinagar by metro rail.