Route of metro rail connecting Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar finalized
Length of entire route will be around 76 km
The route covering eastern Ahmedabad is divided into two parts: Route-1: Starting from Paldi, the first route will lead to Civil hospital covering Jamalpur, Danilimada, Chandola lake, Isanpur, Ghodasar, Hatakeshwar, Rakhiyal, Ajit mill, Bapunagar and Memco sports complex. (mainly elevated)
Route-2: starting from Jamalpur, will lead to vadaj covering the heavy traffic areas like Gita Mandir, Kalupur railway station and civil hospital. (underground)
The route covering western Ahmedabad: APMC, Vasna, Anjali, Paldi, Parimal garden, Panjara pol, vijay cross road, Navrang six-roads, from Usmanpura to Vadaj, will lead to Gandhinagar via Ranip Sabarmati railway station.
Gujarat Government has finalized the route of ambitious Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Metro rail project, totaling 76 km, with a view to providing ambitious world-class comfortable, safe and fast travel.
Giving details of the project, Urban Development Minister Nitin Patel said that it became necessary to develop a speedy and safe public commutation mechanism considering the fast and all-round development and large scale industrial projects taking place in and around Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar under the farsighted leadership of chief minister Narendra Modi. After the BRTS project for Ahmedabad city, the government is now resolute to gift the metro rail facility, which will provide the best alternate for commutation to the lakhs of people of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.
“A high-power committee was entrusted the task of finalization of route with a view to expediting the work of this ambitious project. The committee then visited the entire route between the two cities, held meetings on different levels and has finalized the metro rail project route”, Mr.Patel said.
Urban Development Minister said that total length of metro rail project route will be 76 km, out of which the Ahmedabad city route will be of 44 km. and the route connecting Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar will be of 32 km. The route of western Ahmedabad will cover APMC, Vasna, Anjali, Paldi, Parimal garden, Panjara pol, vijay cross road, Navrang six-roads, from Usmanpura to Vadaj, and will lead to Gandhinagar via Ranip Sabarmati railway station. The length of this route will be of around 16 km.
The second route of metro rail project will cover the areas of eastern Ahmedabad and will be divided into two parts. Starting from Paldi, the first route will reach to Civil hospital covering Jamalpur, Danilimada, Chandola lake, Isanpur, Ghodasar, Hatakeshwar, Rakhiyal, Ajit mill, Bapunagar and Memco sports complex. This route will be of 22.8 km long and will mainly be the elevated one except the route between Memco to Civil hospital which will be the underground one. The second route in east zone will start from Jamalpur and will lead to vadaj covering the heavy traffic areas like Gita Mandir, Kalupur railway station and civil hospital. This will be an underground route and its length will be around 06 km, said Mr.Patel.
The route connecting Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar will cover areas from AEC junction to Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar. Starting from AEC the route will cover Sabarmati, Visat petrol pump, IIT Gandhinagar, Tapovan circle, Koba circle, crossing the state highway-71 and going parallel to Kasturbhai campus, Koba village, PDPU, Raysan village, Dholakuva and finally entering Gandhinagar via Ch road. In Gandhinagar the route will cover Ch-2, Ch-3, Chh road, Police Bhavan, Sachivalaya to Akshardham, while for Mahatma Mandir there will be a separate route from Ch-3 to Pathikashram, reaching to Mahatma Mandir via Kh-3. This entire route will be of around 32 km.
Mr.Patel said that two separate routes are also proposed for connecting GIFT city and Ahmedabad International Airport. Out of this, one route will reach to airport via AEC junction, motera and hansol. The other route will go via Kasturbhai campus, going parallel to Sabarmati river, covering GNLU and reaching to GIFT city crossing the Sabarmati river.
The state government is in consultation with the technical experts and has initiated the process of phase-wise implementation of the project. Different tasks related to this project include mono-pile testing, finalization of DPR and various technical surveys, which are on the verge of completion, said Mr.Patel.