Surat, March 11: Providing continuous availability of affordable, reliable, safe, secure and seamless transport system in the urban agglomeration of the city, the reigns pave the way for the Surat Metro Project estimated to be completed within coming five years at an estimated project cost of Rs 12020.32 crores.
“The said project 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 also provide Eco friendly and sustainable Public Transport to residents, commuters, visitors and travellers”, read the statement.
The Surat Metro Rail Project having two Metro Rail Corridors with combined length of 40.35 km will be benefitting the population of around 69.36 lakh of Surat Municipal Corporation, out growth area & urban agglomeration, directly and indirectly.
“Also the residential areas, commercial and industrial areas along this Metro Rail corridors shall be immensely advantaged 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”, it added further.
The project will be implemented by Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) Ltd and is estimated to be financed mainly through equity from GoI and Government of Gujarat on 50:50 basis and loan from bilateral or multilateral agencies, informed the official aligned.
Sarthana to dream city line, the corridor-1 measures 21.61 kms comprising of underground corridor of 6.47 km & elevated corridor of 15.14 km, which will connect 20 metro stations being, Nature park ,Kapodra, Labheshwar chowk area, Central Ware house , Surat Railway station, Maskati hospital, Gandhi baug, Majura Gate,Roopali canal.
Meanwhile the corridor-2, Bhesan to saroli line, being 18.74 kms is completely elevated corridor which will connect 18 Metro stations named Ugat Vaarigruh, Palanpur road, LP Savani School, Adajan Gam,Aquarium, Majuragate, Kamela Darwaza, Magob.