PM Modi to launch Third Vande Bharat Train and Ahmedabad Metro Phase 1 on September 30

MRT Online Desk Posted on: 2022-09-23 08:05:00 Viewer: 105,365 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Ahmedabad

PM Modi to launch Third Vande Bharat Train and Ahmedabad Metro Phase 1 on September 30

Ahmedabad, India (Metro Rail Today):  The remaining sections of Phase 1 corridors of the Ahmedabad Metro Rail project are all set to launch for the public. The Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation Limited (GMRCL) received conditional approvals from the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) last Saturday i.e. 17th September 2022. 

On 30th September, at around 10:30 AM, Prime Minister will flag off Gandhinagar- Mumbai Vande Bharat Express at Gandhinagar station and travel on the train from there to Kalupur Railway Station. At around 11:30 AM, Prime Minister will flag off the Ahmedabad Metro rail project and will take a metro ride from Kalupur station to Doordarshan Kendra metro station. At around 12 noon, Prime Minister will inaugurate Phase-I of Ahmedabad Metro project at a public function at Ahmedabad Education Society in Ahmedabad.

At a public function in Ahmedabad, Prime Minister will inaugurate the Phase-I of Ahmedabad Metro project. This comprises about 32 km of East-West corridor from Apparel park to Thaltej and North- South corridor between Motera to Gyaspur.

The Thaltej-Vastral route in the East-West corridor has 17 stations. This corridor also has a 6.6 km underground section with four stations. The 19 km North-South corridor that connects Gyaspur to Motera Stadium has 15 stations.

The entire Phase 1 project is built at a cost of more than Rs. 12,900 crore. Ahmedabad Metro is a massive state of art infrastructure project involving underground tunnels, viaduct & bridges, elevated and underground station buildings, ballastless rail tracks and driverless train operation compliant rolling stock etc. The metro train set is equipped with an energy efficient propulsion system which can save about 30-35% of energy consumption. The train has a state of art suspension system providing a very smooth riding experience to passengers.

Inauguration of Ahmedabad Phase-1 metro project will provide world class multi modal connectivity to the people of the city. Multi Modal connectivity is being provided with Indian Railways, and Bus system (BRTS, GSRTC and City Bus service). This includes connectivity with BRTS at Ranip, Vadaj, AEC station etc. and with Indian Railways at Gandhidham, Kalupur and Sabarmati station. At Kalupur, the metro line will be connected to the High Speed Rail system connecting Mumbai and Ahmedabad. 

Prime Minister will also flag off the new & upgraded version of Vande Bharat Express between Gandhinagar and Mumbai. The Vande Bharat Express offers a myriad of superior and aircraft-like travelling experience. It is equipped with advanced state-of-the-art safety features including indigenously developed Train Collision Avoidance System - KAVACH. There are reclining seats in all classes while the Executive Coaches have the added feature of 180 degree rotating seats. Every coach is equipped with 32” screens providing passenger information and infotainment.

GMRCL, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and Police Department have started the preparation for the inauguration ceremony which will be held at Helmet Circle. PM Modi will also address a public gathering on the ground near Doordarshan.

The CMRS gave the final approval for the opening of the 32.5km North-South Metro Corridor and East-West Metro Corridor. The 6.5km stretch from Vastral to Apparel Park had been open to the public since 2019. Phase-I is to be further connected by Phase II to Mahatma Mandir and GIFT City from Motera.
According to the plan, only 29 out of 32 stations will be operational for now, while the rest will open up soon after. The first underground station at Vastral will open up later for the public.
The 20.737 km long North-South Metro Corridor (Line 1) will connect Vastral Gam to Thaltej Gam with 18 stations at Thaltej Gam, Thaltej, Doordarshan Kendra, Gurukul Road, Gujarat University, Commerce Six Roads, Stadium, Old High Court Interchange, Shahpur, Gheekanta, Kalupur Railway Station, Kankaria East, Apparel Park (Depot), Amraiwadi, Rabari Colony, Vastral, Nirant Cross Roads and Vastral Gam.
The 18.522 km long East-West Corridor (Line 2) will connect Motera to APMC with 15 stations at Motera stadium, Sabarmati, AEC, Sabarmati Railway Station, Ranip, Vadaj, Vijay Nagar, Usmanpura, Old High Court Interchange, Gandhigram, Paldi, Shreyas, Rajiv Nagar, Jivraj Park and APMC.

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