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Centre okays Ahd-Gandhinagar Metro Phase II

AHMEDABAD: The Union executive has after all given its stamp of approval on the second segment of Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar metro connecting the monetary capital of Gujarat with the state’s political and administrative capital. The 2nd segment will connect Gandhinagar to Motera with the tracks ranging from where the North-South hall (APMC-Vasna to Motera) ends. The venture cost of the Metro Phase II is Rs five,523 crore.

Sources within the executive stated that a meeting of the metro authorities and Public Investment Board (PIB) ultimate week took up all Metro projects including those in Agra, Kanpur, Patna, Ahmedabad, and the RRTS between Delhi and Meerut.

PIB approval is mandatory for the reason that central executive has equity in all metro projects done by way of entities such as the DMRC, where the Union executive and the involved state have a 50-50 partnership.

Highly placed executive sources stated that throughout the meeting with PIB the Metro segment II gained final approval and the proposal was once sent to the finance secretary for signing. “It is now just a formality. Once the PIB approves, the finance secretary too gives his approval,” stated an officer just about the tendencies.

He further stated that the formal announcement may be made when Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the 6km stretch of the Metro from Vastral Gam to Apparel Park. Modi is more likely to inaugurate the services and products in the second week of March.

Metro officials stated the Phase-II will connect essential training institutes and different spaces like Gujarat National Law University, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Infocity, Gift City, Sachivalaya, Akshardham and can finish at Mahatma Mandir, which is just about Gandhinagar railway station.

The Rs five,523 crore venture will probably be just about 28.five km long and may have some other line from GNLU linking PDPU and Gift City. The Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar stretch may have 20 stations except for Motera which is the ultimate station on the APMC-Motera North-South hall.

The officer stated, “In order to reach the utmost benefit, the DPR made in 2014 for Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-I projected that connectivity to Gandhinagar will probably be provided from the North-South hall of Phase-I. Accordingly, the 2017 DPR has been prepared for Phase-II, which will connect Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.”

According to the brand new metro rail coverage announced in August 2017 by way of the government of India, MEGA authorities have additionally determined to increase the just about 6km Metro into GIFT City . The 6km venture will probably be taken up by way of GIFT City the usage of the PPP fashion.

Officials stated that one station outdoor the GIFT City will probably be funded thru the main venture, however the cost of the 6km increased hall and 3 stations inside GIFT city will probably be borne by way of GIFT.

Metro officials stated the GIFT path was once mentioned within the proposal and sent to the government of Gujarat, however as the Union executive changed the coverage, the GIFT path was once incorporated by the use of PPP and a revised proposal was once approved.

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