Ahmadabad: The high-powered committee of state government for the metro rail project in Surat, has approved two routes for the project, entailing a total of 40km, in two corridors.
One route is from Sarthana, Varachha to Dream City and the other is from Bhesan Depot to Saroli. These will cost Rs 12,800 crore. Sarthana-Dream City route will have 21 stations whereas Bhesan Depot to Saroli route will have 16 stations.
For the Surat Metro project, the detailed project report (DPR) is being made by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and work was given to the company in July 2016. The full report will be submitted in February 2017.
While announcing these routes, deputy chief minister Nitin Patel said: “The state government has focussed on setting up basic infrastructural facilities in Surat city and a part of this is to provide the Surat Metro rail services.”
Punamchand Parmar, addition chief secretary of the urban housing department; Milind Torwane, urban development and urban housing secretary; Surat Municipal Commissioner M Thennnarasan and officers from DMRC among others, were at the high-powered committee meeting.
The project includes a 7km underground stretch, with the remaining 33km elevated.