Jaipur, India (Metro Rail Today): In a significant move for the state's development, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot inaugurated projects totaling Rs 1,410 crore, which includes the Phase 1-C of the Jaipur Metro.
Among the projects inaugurated by Chief Minister Gehlot was Phase 1-C of the Jaipur Metro, a significant addition to the city's public transportation infrastructure, with a budget of Rs 980 crore. Additionally, he laid the foundation stone for nine development projects by the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) worth approximately Rs 430 crore.
Chief Minister Gehlot also experienced the convenience of the metro firsthand, traveling from Ramnagar metro station to Badi Chaupar. During his visit to Badi Chaupar Metro Station, he explored an exhibition showcasing the progress made by Jaipur Metro. Furthermore, Gehlot unveiled statues honoring seven freedom fighters at Lakshmi Mandir Tiraha.
In Phase 1C, the existing 11.97 km Pink Line (Mansarovar to Badi Chaupar) will be extended from Badi Chaupar to Transport Nagar with 2 stations at Ramganj Chaupar. and Transport Nagar This stretch will be constructed at the estimated cost of Rs 856 crore, according to the detailed project report (DPR). The total length of the Phase 1C of Jaipur Metro project will be 2.85 km (2.26 km Underground and 0.59 km Elevated). This project is expected to be completed by March 2025. Once constructed, the estimated ridership between the entire stretch will be over 1.38 lakh by 2031.
Earlier in August 2023, Afcons Infrastructure Ltd emerged as the lowest bidder for the civil construction contract (Package UG-03) of Jaipur Metro Phase 1C. The project encompasses the construction of 2.65 km of twin tunnels beneath the old city, complemented by a new station at Ramganj Chaupar. Additionally, a 0.76 km elevated route will feature another new station at Transport Nagar, enhancing connectivity and accessibility.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is working as General Consultant (GC) for this project.
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