Date Of Post: 08 Mar, 2018
Ahmedabad: The 6.5-km long stretch of the Metro Rail project in Ahmedabad would become functional by the end of this year, the Gujarat government informed the state Legislative Assembly, on Wednesday. The 6.5-km long stretch called as ‘priority reach’, is part of the East-West corridor of the Metro Rail project that will connect Vastral area to Thaltej area with a total distance of 20.73 kms.
- Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, who handles the Urban Development Department, shared the project details while replying to a question raised by Congress MLA Suresh Patel about the status of the project during the Question Hour of the Budget Session.
- The Metro project will become operational in a phased manner, starting with 6.5-km long stretch connecting Vastral area with Apparel Park, in his written reply, Rupani said.
- He said,”The government has planned to start the Metro train on that stretch by the end of this year.”
- The construction of 6 stations as well as laying of tracks & installation of signalling system is already underway on the ‘priority reach’, he added.
- Rupani said, civil work on the North-South corridor, which would connect Motera with APMC market in Ahmedabad, is also going on in full swing.
- The CM said, till December 2017, Rs 3,058.35 crore have been spent on the Metro rail project.
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