Surat Metro Rail Project Approved: Check proposed stations, routes, cost, who will benefit
Surat Metro project is expected to provide continuous "availability of affordable, reliable, safe, secure and seamless transport system in the urban agglomeration of the city", the ministry said.
Surat Metro Train Project: The Government of India has approved the Surat Metro Rail Project having two Metro Rail Corridors with a combined length of 40.35 kilometres. The project will be completed in 5 years at an estimated project cost of Rs. 12020.32 Crore, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs said in a release. Surat Metro project is expected to provide continuous "availability of affordable, reliable, safe, secure and seamless transport system in the urban agglomeration of the city", the ministry said.
The ministry further said, "It will reduce the accidents, pollution, travel time, energy consumption, anti-social incidents as well as regulate urban expansion and land use for sustainable development. The Metro will provide Eco-friendly and sustainable Public Transport to residents, commuters, visitors and travelers."
Surat Metro Rail Project Details:
Surat Metro Rail Project Proposed route, stations: The corridor-1, Sarthana to Dream city line will be 21.61 Kms comprising of underground corridor of 6.47 km and elevated corridor of 15.14 km connecting 20 metro stations - via Sarthana, Nature park, Kapodra, Labheshwar chowk area, Central Warehouse, Surat Railway station, Maskati hospital, Gandhi Baug, Majura Gate,Roopali canal, Dream city.
The corridor-2, Bhesan to Saroli line will be 18.74 km and completely elevated corridor that will connect 18 Metro stations - via Bhesan, Ugat Vaarigruh, Palanpur road, LP Savani School, Adajan Gam, Aquarium, Majuragate, Kamela Darwaza, Magob and Saroli.
- The Dream city and Bhesan depot will fulfil the maintenance facilities of Surat Metro Rail Project.
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Surat Metro Rail Project: Who will benefit?
Surat Metro Rail Project will likely, directly and indirectly, benefit the population of around 69.36 lakh of Surat Municipal Corporation, Out Growth Area and Urban Agglomeration is expected to be benefitted by Surat Metro Rail Project.
The proposed corridors will have Multimodal Integration and will have a feeder network of Bus, Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) and Non-Motorized Transport (NMT).
The residential areas, commercial, and industrial areas along this Metro Rail corridors will immensely benefit by this project as the people of these areas will be able to travel on trains from their own neighbourhoods to reach different areas of the city conveniently.
Surat Metro Project: Implementing agency, Finance
The Surat Metro Rail Project will be implemented by Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) Ltd.
The project will be financed mainly through equity from Government and the Government of Gujarat on 50:50 basis and loan from bilateral/ multilateral agencies.