Tricity Metro Construction to Begin Soon in Chandigarh

The Chandigarh Metro project was first proposed in 2009, and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation subsequently issued a DPR for Rs 1.5 crore.

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CHANDIGARH (Metro Rail News): The Tricity Metro is about to be constructed in the capital cities of Punjab and Haryana. The Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP), recommended by the governments of Haryana and Punjab, has led the Chandigarh administration to organise a conference to discuss the proposed modifications.

As a result, the metro project in Tricity has been permitted to proceed almost 14 years after it was first proposed. Furthermore, the metro construction projects would start in three cities in stages. In the first phase, a 14.5-kilometre metro line will be built in Chandigarh.

Phase 1 would feature 25.5 km and 3.5 km long tracks in Mohali and Panchkula, respectively. Panchkula will get a 4.5 km expansion in the following phase, and Chandigarh will get a 5.5 km expansion.

The Chandigarh Metro project was first proposed in 2009, and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation subsequently issued a DPR for Rs 1.5 crore.

Final adjustments to the DPR were made in 2012. Meanwhile, it wasn’t until 2015 that DMRC submitted a revised estimate of Rs 13,600 crore as the overall development cost. The Union Home Ministry terminated the project in 2017 due to financial infeasibility, which proved deadly.

It was also suggested to include PGIMER, Secretariat, Vidhan Sabha, Pinjore, Kalka, Punjab and Haryana High Court as additional stations along the route.

In addition, the metro will further pass by significant locations such as the Airport, Fountain Chowk, ISBT Panchkula, Chandigarh Railway Station, Tribune Chowk, JLPL Industrial Area, Grain Market Chowk, and others.

Reduced traffic on the highways will also result from implementing the Tricity subway. According to statistics from the UT traffic police, more automobiles are registered in the city than people living there by more than 8%.

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