Cabinet approves Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase II

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved proposal for the implementation of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II,

The Phase-II of the project comprises of two corridors of total length 28.254km i.e. Corridor 1 from Motera Stadium to Mahatma mandir for a length of 22.838 km and Corridor 2 from GNLU to GIFT City for a length of 5.416 km at a total completion cost of Rs 5,384.17 crore.

The cabinet also approved the institutional arrangement and legal framework for the project and conditions of sanction of the project.

Implementation of the project is expected to provide the much-needed additional public transport infrastructure to Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.

The project will streamline the urban transportation system in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, which is stressed due to intensive developments, increase in the number of private vehicles and heavy construction in the city, putting stress on travel infrastructure and industrial activities. The project will provide the people a safe, secure, reliable and comfortable public transport.

The Metro Rail project itself is an innovation over the conventional system of urban transport. The project involves integration with other urban transport systems in an efficient and effective manner which is possible only by adopting innovative methods of designing, technology and institutional management.