Madhya Pradesh: Trial Run On 5.9 km-Long Metro Corridor In September 2023

Indore: Trial Run On 5.9 km-Long Metro Corridor By September 2023

by V Bhagya Subhashini - Friday, September 9, 2022 05:33 PM IST
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The trial run for the 5.9 km-long metro rail corridor in Madhya Pradesh's Indore city will take place in September 2023, according to a senior official.

Nikunj Shrivastava, managing director of Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MPMRCL), met with public representatives and local administration on Thursday (8 September). During the meeting, it was decided that the Project would be expedited.

Shrivastava said, "we will have the Metro train trial in Indore in September 2023. This trial run will be organised on the 5.9 km long super priority corridor between Gandhi Nagar and Super Corridor," reported Economic Times.

However, the commercial run of the Metro train would take some time. "We aim to launch Metro service in both Indore and Bhopal simultaneously," he said, the report added.

According to officials at the conference, the main depot of the Indore Metro train has been planned for a 26.25-hectare location in Gandhi Nagar.

Indore Metro Rail Route (MPMRCL)
Indore Metro Rail Route (MPMRCL)

Metro trains will travel in both directions on the three tracks that make up its central depot. They added that up to 28 trains could be parked at the depot, which will also have space for maintenance.

On 14 September 2019, the first phase of the metro rail project's foundation was officially laid. A total of Rs 7,500.84 crore is being spent on constructing the metro rail project along the 31.55 km-long track.

As originally envisaged, six of the 29 stations would be built underground.

Indore, the commercial capital of the state of MP, faces connectivity challenges arising from rapid urbanisation and inadequate public transport infrastructure.

Besides being a significant industrial hub and tourist destination, Indore is the state's education and medical services centre.

Indore's current bus system cannot address the rising demand for public transportation from increasing traffic volume. Because of limited land space, the city cannot expand road corridors to add bus lines.

Also Read: Cabinet Approves Kochi Metro Rail Phase II Project At Rs 1,957 Crore

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