Gandhinagar, Nov 18 : Extension work of Ahmedabad Metro Rail up to capital Gandhinagar will commence in June next year and is to be completed in five years.
According to a statement issued by the state government on Sunday evening in a recently held review meeting for Metro Rail at Chief Minister’s official residence in Gandhinagar, the Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation’s Managing Director S S Rathore had briefed the Chief Minister about the progress of the project.
The Ahmedabad -Gandhinagar project’s total distance is 28.26 km, covering area from Motera in Ahmedabad to Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. The tenders for the first phase of the project would be invited soon.
A foundation stone of the project was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 4, this year. Later, necessary geo technical works of the project were undertaken and procedure for preparing tenders was also undertaken.
Making a presentation in the meeting, Mr Rathore had stated that Gujarat Government‘s proposal for extension of the Ahmedabad Metro Rail up to Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, at a cost of Rs 5,384.79 crore, was cleared by the Central Government. The ‘Permission Letter’ is also mentioned that the project should be completed within five years.
It has been planned that the construction works of the Metro Rail Project for the distance up to Mahatma Mandir would commence in June, 2020 and completed by March, 2024, he said. (UNI)