1000-Km Metro Lines Under Construction Across Indian Cities As PM Modi Performs Bhoomi Poojan Of Ahmedabad, Surat Projects

Today, Prime Minister (PM) Modi performed the Bhoomi Poojan of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project via video conferencing. The projects are aimed to provide an environment friendly ‘Mass Rapid Transit System’ to these cities.

The Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II has two corridors and is 28.25-km long. Corridor-1 from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir is 22.8-km long. Corridor-2 from GNLU to GIFT City is 5.4-km long. The cost of Phase-II project is estimated at Rs 5,384 crore.

The Surat Metro Rail Project also comprises of two corridors. Corridor-1 from Sarthana to Dream City is 21.61-km long. Corridor-2 from Bhesan to Saroli is 18.74-km long. The total completion cost of the project Rs 12,020 crore.

Ahead of the Poojan ceremony, the PM had called it a landmark day for India’s two urban centres, reports TOI.

The metro will provide comfortable, affordable and hassle-free connectivity to the residents of the two cities, and reduce traffic congestion and the travel time.