Work is in progress on over 1,000 km lengthy metro rail community in 27 cities in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned on Monday.
He was talking after performing the bottom breaking ceremony of the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project by way of video conferencing.
“There was a time when there was no modern thinking and policy on the metro in our country. The result was that there was a different (type of) metro in each city,” PM Modi mentioned.
Stating that the metro community in Ahmedabad and Surat will additional strengthen the connectivity within the two main enterprise centres of the nation, PM Modi mentioned the federal government is growing an built-in city transport system.
The distinction between the strategy of his authorities and the earlier governments is the (tempo of) enlargement of the metro rail community throughout the nation, he mentioned.
“Before 2014, only 225 km of the metro line became operational in 10-12 yrs. In the last six years, over 450 km of the metro network became operational,” PM Modi mentioned.
The Ahmedabad and Surat metro initiatives are anticipated to offer an environment-friendly Mass Rapid Transit System to those cities.
The Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II is 28.25 km lengthy with two corridors. While corridor-1 is 22.eight km lengthy and is from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir, corridor-2 is 5.four km lengthy and is from GNLU to GIFT-City. The whole completion price of the Phase-II challenge is Rs 5,384 crore, an official mentioned.
The Surat Metro Rail Project is 40.35 km lengthy and includes two corridors. While corridor-1 is 21.61 km lengthy and is from Sarthana to Dream City. Corridor-2 is 18.74 km lengthy and is from Bhesan to Saroli. The completion price of the challenge Rs 12,020 crore.