Ahmedabad Metro Phase I: Project Information, Cost, Contractors and System Details

Sangeeta Singh Posted on: 2020-09-17 17:39:00 Viewer: 94 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad Metro Phase I:  Project Information, Cost, Contractors and System Details

The original plan of Metro along Ashram Road was tweaked and the track was moved westward. The new plan added cost of ₹ 500 crore and two more stations. It helped by fewer problems in land acquisition and less congestion on Ashram Road. In 2015 budget of Gujarat, ₹ 611 crore was further allocated for the metro. The ground breaking ceremony was held on 14 March 2015 for the construction of 6.5 km long Vastral – Apparel Park stretch of east–west corridor in presence of then Gujarat Chief Minister, Anandiben Patel.

Project Summary

  • Project Name: Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project
  • Operator: Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation Limited
  • Owner: Govt. of India and Govt. of Gujarat
  • Project Type: Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS)
  • Network Length: 68.28 km
  • No. of Phases/Lines: 2 (2 Lines)
  • Project Cost: INR 16,157.17 Crore
  • Status: Operational - March 4, 2019

Operational Routes

Phase-I Network

Line 1 (East-West Corridor): Vastral Gam - Apparel Park

  • Total length: 6.5 km
  • No. of Stations: 06
  • Operational:  Vastral Gam, Nirant Cross Road, Vastral, Rabari Colony, Amraiwadi and Apparel Park.

Under Construction

Line 1 (East-West Corridor): Kankaria East - Thaltej Gam

  • Kankaria East - Thaltej Gam ( 14.66 km 12 stations): Kankaria East, Kalupur Railway Station, Ghee Kanta, Shahpur, Old High Court, Stadium, Commerce Six Road, Gujarat University, Gurukul Road, Doordarshan Kendra,Thaltej and Thaltej Gam

Line 2 (North-South Corridor): Motera Stadium - APMC

  • Total length: 18.87 km
  • No. of Stations: 15
  • Proposed Stations: Motera Stadium, Sabarmati, AEC, Sabarmati Railway Station,  Ranip, Vadaj, Vijaynagar, Usmanpura, Old High Court, Gandhigram, Paldi, Shreyas, Rajivnagar, Jivraj Park, APMC.

Click here to see station names, fare and route maps.

Project Cost & Funding

Phase Project Cost Funding by
Phase 1 Rs 10,773 crore  Govt. of Gujarat, Govt. of India and JICA

Technical Information

  • Rolling Stock (Train): 3 Coach, Standard Gauge (1,435 mm), Maximum Speed - 80 kmph, Average Speed - 33 kmph, Passenger Capacity - 782. The train is capable of running “driverless” on unattended train operations (UTO) mode.
  • Electrification: 750 V DC Third Rail
  • Signalling: CBTC (Communication Based Train Control)
  • Track: Standard Guage (1,435 mm)

Major Contract Awarded (Phase I)

Contractors   Work Description
SYSTRA – RITES – Oriental – AECOM JV   General Consultant (GC) Service
TCPL – Aarvee JV   Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) Service for East-West Line-1
STUP Consultants   Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) Service for North-South Line-2
RITES   Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) Service for Apparel Park Depot & Gyaspur Depot
Certifer SA   Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) Service
Hyundai Rotem   96 Coach Rolling Stock
Nippon Signal   Signaling and Train Control Systems & Automatic Fare Collection (AFC)
Larsen & Toubro   Telecommunication System
Shenzhen Fangda Automatic System Co. Ltd.   Platform Screen Doors
Johnson Lifts Pvt. Ltd. – SJEC Corporation JV   Elevators (Lifts) – Lot 1
Certifer SA (France)   Escalators – Lot 2
Larsen & Toubro   Ballastless Track-work & Kalupur to West Ramp
(Tunnels & 2 stations – 4.38 km)
Mitsui Ltd.   Head Hardened Rails
Consortium of Vossloh Cogifer SA, Vossloh Cogifer Turnouts India Pvt. Ltd. and Vossloh Beekay Casting Ltd   UIC60/60E1 Turnouts
Steel Authority of India Ltd.   3500 MT UIC60/60E1, IRS- T12- 2009, 880 Grade Rails
Mitsui & Co.   10600 MT UIC 60/60E1, IRS-T12-2009, 1080 Grade Head Hardened Rails
Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL)   3500 MT UIC60/60E1, IRS- T12- 2009, 880 Grade Rails
Siemens Ltd. (India) – Siemens AG (Germany) JV   Power Supply Receiving & Distribution System, 750 V DC Third Rail Traction Electrification and SCADA System
Sterling & Wilson – Zhejiang Jindun Fans JV   Tunnel Ventilation System (TVS)
HYT Engineering Company   CNC Under-floor Wheel Lathe and Electric Shunter
URC Construction   Apparel Park Depot’s Construction
Gannon Dunkerly – PSPO JV   Gypaspur Depot’s Construction
J Kumar Infraprojects   Vastral Gam – Apparel Park
(Viaduct – 6 km)
DRA-CICO JV   Vastral Gam – Apparel Park
(6 Stations)
IL&FS Engineering   Gyaspur Depot – Shreyas
(Viaduct & 4 Stations – 4.62 km)
Ranjit Buildcon   Motera – Ranip
(Viaduct – 4.85 km)
Pratibha – Ranjit JV   Motera – Ranip
(5 Stations)
Simplex Infrastructure   Shreyas to Ranip
(Viaduct & 6 stations – 8.94 km)
Afcons Infrastructure   East Ramp to Kalupur
(Tunnels & 2 stations – 2.45 km
Tata – CCECC JV   Thaltej Gam to West Ramp
(Viaduct, Sabarmati Bridge  &
7 stations – 8.21 km)

Progress So Far

  • 18 Oct.2014: Central government approved the Phase–1 project. 
  • 14 March 2015: Construction work on Phase I started.
  • 4 March 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the construction work for the Ahmedabad metro.
  • 06 March 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was opened to the public.

In-depth Information

Overview | Ahmedabad Metro Phase II


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