Ahmedabad Metro: Trial Run Begins In Gyaspur-Jivraj Park Stretch Of North-South Line As GMRC Races Against Time To Complete 39.26 km Phase 1 By Aug 22

by Swarajya Staff - Feb 24, 2022 06:03 PM +05:30 IST
Ahmedabad Metro: Trial Run Begins In Gyaspur-Jivraj Park Stretch Of North-South Line As GMRC Races Against Time To Complete 39.26 km Phase 1 By Aug 22
Ahmedabad Metro
Snapshot
  • 39.26 km Ahmedabad Metro Phase 1 project comprises of two lines and 32 stations. It is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 10,773 crore.

    In Feb 2019, the Union Government approved 28.254 km Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2 project comprising of 2 corridors at a total estimated cost of Rs. 5384.17 crores. Construction work for this phase commenced in Feb 2021.

Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) last week launched train trial runs (testing) on Ahmedabad Metro Phase 1’s 18.522 km north-south line.

The trail run was staged between on Friday (Feb 18) between the Gyaspur depot and Jivraj Park station.

Lucknow- based Research Design and Standards Organisation will conduct trails after the pre-trail runs.

Gyaspur-Jivraj Park stretch is about 2km and has two stations, the APMC Vasna station, from where trains will begin their services. This is part of the north-south corridor(Line 2), from APMC Vasna to Motera, which is 18.87km with 15 stations and is completely elevated

39.26 km Ahmedabad Metro Phase 1 project comprises of two lines and 32 stations. It is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 10,773 crore.

  • 20.73 km Line-1 (East-West or Blue Line) connects Vastral Gam and Thaltej Gam with 17 stations. It has a 6.5-km underground section with four underground stations. A 6 km stretch of Line-1 between Apparel Park and Vastral Gam is already operational since March 2019.

  • 18.87km Line 2 (North-South corridor or Red Line from APMC Vasna to Motera, with 15 stations.

GMRC is reportedly planning to commence trial lines in all sections of Line 2 by this August, coinciding with 75 years of Indian Independence and just ahead of the state elections this year.

Laying of tracks and signal installation is going on in the East-West line. A vital Metro bridge over Sabarmati in this line was complete in Nov 2021. The bridge will cross the river and immediately descend as an underground line.

Phase 2 Of Ahmedabad Metro

In Feb 2019, the Union Government approved 28.254 km Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2 project comprising of 2 corridors at a total estimated cost of Rs. 5384.17 crores. Its foundation stone was laid by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 4, 2019.

Under the Phase 2 of Ahmedabad Metro involves a north extension of Line-2 from Motera Station to Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. Construction work commenced in Feb 2021.

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