Work underway on over 1,000 km metro network in 27 cities: PM Modi

Work is in progress on over 1,000 km lengthy metro rail network in 27 cities in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Monday.

He was talking after performing the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project through 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,” Modi stated.

Stating that the metro network in Ahmedabad and Surat will additional strengthen the connectivity in the 2 main business centres of the nation, Modi stated the federal government is creating an built-in city transport system.

The distinction between the method of his authorities and the earlier governments is the (tempo of) growth of the metro rail network throughout the nation, he stated.

“Before 2014, only 225 km of metro line became operational in 10-12 yrs. In the last six years, over 450 km of metro network became operational,” Modi stated.

The Ahmedabad and Surat metro initiatives are anticipated to supply 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 22.8 km lengthy and is from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir, corridor-2 is 5.4 km lengthy and is from GNLU to GIFT-City.

The complete completion value of the Phase-II project is Rs 5,384 crore, an official stated.

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 eighteen.74 km lengthy and is from Bhesan to Saroli.

The completion value of the project Rs 12,020 crore.



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