Rajasthan Govt plans ‘Light Metro’ to cover more areas in Jaipur

The Rajasthan government is now planning to roll out ‘Light Metro’ on the BRTS Corridor and take the Metro from Mansarovar station to Ajmer Road-Delhi bypass. The issues were discussed at a meeting chaired by UDH minister Shanti Dhariwal yesterday (Wednesday, 24th June 2020). UDH secretary Bhaskar A Sawant and Metro CMD Samit Sharma were present.

According to department sources, they are planning to expand the Mansarovar line by 1.75 km. “Nothing has been finalized yet, but the meeting was constructive. We are planning to expand the Mansarovar metro line upto Delhi bypass that will cost around Rs 200 crore. At the same time, this project can be completed in 18 months. It will be named Phase-1D,” a source said.

On the other hand, there is talk about running ‘Light Metro’ i.e. a metro with small compartment, on the BRTS Corridor which is proving to be unusable. Initially, the Light Metro will run from Mansarovar station to New Sanganer Road. After this, it can be considered to take it further to Sanganer, Haldi Valley, Pratap Nagar. The estimated expenditure on the entire project is believed to be around Rs 1,800 crore. The government will take a final call only after inspection and the DPR, sources said.

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