Urban Railways

Ahmedabad-Mahatma Mandir Metro work from December

Work to connect Ahmedabad metro rail to Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar and Gift City will begin in December or early next year. The Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) is close to finalizing tender process for two phases — connecting Ahmedabad metro rail to Mahatma Mandir and Gift City. As part of package-1, GMRC is close to finalizing vendors for Rs 1,018 crore estimated work along three routes.

The first is construction of 8.1km of elevated viaducts with eight stations at Koteshwar Road, Vishvakarma College, Tapovan Circle, Narmada Canal, Koba Circle, Juna Koba and Koba Gam. The second consists of 5.4km elevated viaducts with three stations at GNLU (interchange station), PDPU and Gift City. The third is a 0.8km elevated viaduct and additional platform at Koteshwar Road station for phase-II of the Ahmedabad metro rail project from Motera to Mahatma Mandir and GNLU to Gift City.

Tenders for package-2 worth Rs 470 crore for construction of 6.4km elevated viaducts with five stations at Rayasan, Randesan, Dholakuva Circle, Infocity, Sector 1, and 0.6km elevated viaducts and ramp for depot entry are also close to completion. S S Rathore, managing director, GMRC, said, “Out of 40.03km planned metro rail network in Ahmedabad, 6km work is fully functional. 70% development work of 33.5km work is over and trains are expected to start serving on all the stretches in Ahmedabad by September 2021.” He added, “The work orders for the stretch between Motera to Mahatma Mandir are likely to be issued shortly.

On site work will begin in December or by early 2021. According to the deadline given by the government of India, the entire work of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar metro will be over by early 2024.”