Ahmedabad Metro Update: First train of 3 coaches to reach city by December 31

Ahmedabad Metro Update: First train of 3 coaches to reach city by December 31

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Date of Post: 08 Dec, 2018

Ahmedabad: The first train of 3 coaches for Ahmedabad Metro Rail project have been shipped out from South Korea and will be reaching Mundra port by December 31, according to reports. A test run is expected later in the same month.

More Information:

  • “The first train will reach the Apparel Park depot by 2 January, 2019. We will take about 10 days to assemble it and conduct some tests. It will be ready for a trial run before or during the Vibrant Gujarat summit,” IP Gautam, Managing Director of MEGA (Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad Company Ltd), qouted as saying in the report.
  • A South Korean firm that won the Rs 1,025 crore contract will supply a total of 32 trains (36 coaches) for phase-I of the project, The Indian Express reported.

  • The first trial run of the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar metro rail project will take place on the 6.5 km stretch between Vastral and Apparel Park.
  • The stretch is the part of the 20.73km long East-West Corridor of the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project that proposes to connect Vastral area in east Ahmedabad with the western suburb of Thaltej.
  • The entire project will be ‘up and running’ by 2020.
  • In first phase, which is estimated to cost Rs 10,773 crore, the metro will connect suburbs in Ahmedabad along east-west and north-south axis.

All image credit: Avinash Nair


To know more about recent developments of  Ahmedabad Metro –

23 Aug, 2018 : Ahmedabad Metro Update: 1st Trial Run On ‘Priority Reach’ Between Vastral village and Apparel Park To Begin in January 2019

08 Oct, 2018: Ahmedabad Metro Update: First Trial Run of Ahmedabad Metro Rail to Take Place in January 2019

15 Oct, 2018: Ahmedabad Metro Update: Metro Rail Route to be Extended to Gandhinagar in Phase-2


Author:

Deepak Kumar is a part of the content team of Rail Analysis India as a writer and analyst .
His focus is on new initiatives on the Railway Sector of India .
Please reach us at editor@railanalysis.com for more information .


 

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