The Gujarat Government cleared row over the first phase of Ahmedabad Metro in the on-going budget session of the State Assembly. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani who also look after the Urban Development Ministry said that the first phase of Metro Rail project will be functional by the end of 2018.
The first phase of Ahmedabad metro rail is 6.5km long and will connect the Vastral region with East Ahmedabad which is will be further extended upto Thaltej in the West Ahmedabad. This stretch has a total length of 20.73 km which will be completed in a phased manner.
Chief Minister stated this information while replying to the question of Congressmen Suresh Patel in the on-going budget session. Mr. Rupani gave written reply stating that, “The government has planned to start the metro train on that stretch, by the end of this year.” The Gujarat-CM further stated that work on the first phase of metro rail is going-on at a priority reach which includes construction of metro tracks, signal system installation and the construction of six metro stations.
Rs 3,058.35 crores has been spent on the metro rail project till December 2017 and the construction work is at a fast pace on the North-South corridor of Metro Rail project. This corridor will connect Motera with APMC market in Ahmedabad.
CM Rupani also answered the question about the delay in commencement of metro rail project. He stated that passing of tenders and the litigation of private landowners in High Court as well as in the Supreme Court were some reasons for the delay.
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