[ecis2016.org] Mentioned in detail in this article is all about the Ahmedabad Metro, along with the route, stations and map
Ahmedabad Metro: Objective
The Ahmedabad Metro is being developed by Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) Limited under the Companies Act, 1956. Established in February 2010, GMRC was restructured into a 50:50 special purpose vehicle (SPV) of the government of India and the government of Gujarat. With an intent to provide safe, fast and affordable means of transport, the Ahmedabad Metro rail project was conceived. Ahmedabad Metro is a rapid transit system for Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.
With the Ahmedabad Metro (the 12th metro in India), the city will also be developed in a planned manner, as it will work in integration with other modes of transport like the Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service (AMTS), Ahmedabad BRTS, railways, etc. Ahmedabad Metro has been planned in a way that it involves minimum land acquisition. By using state-of-the-art technology, most tracks along the Ahmedabad Metro route are elevated.
The Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board carried out an extensive study with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and RITES in 2010. However, owing to cost and viability issues, the Ahmedabad Metro project was postponed.
Ahmedabad Metro is divided into 2 phases – Phase 1 and Phase 2 – that connects all four directions of the city.
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Ahmedabad Metro map
Ahmedabad Metro Phase 1
In 2014, the centre approved around Rs 10,773 crores for phase-1 of Ahmedabad Metro, for which construction started in March 2015.
Phase-1 of the Ahmedabad Metro is around 40.03 kms, of which 33.53 kms is elevated and the remaining 6.5 kms is underground. Phase 1 of Ahmedabad Metro is planned to have 32 stations with two corridors.
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Ahmedabad Metro North-South Corridor
The North-South Corridor of Phase-1 of Ahmedabad Metro is 18.87 kms. This corridor will be completely elevated and have 15 stations.
Known as the Red Line, this Ahmedabad Metro route will provide connectivity from Motera Stadium to APMC, Vasna. Ahmedabad Metro will pass through stations, including Sabarmati, AEC, Sabarmati Railway station, Ranip, Vadaj, Vijaynagar, Usmanpura, Old High court, Gandhigram, Paldi, Shreyas, Rajivnagar and Jivraj.
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Ahmedabad Metro East-West Corridor
The East-West Corridor of Phase-1 of Ahmedabad Metro is 21.16 kms long. This corridor will be a mix of underground and elevated stations and will have 17 stations.
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Known as the Blue Line, the East-West Corridor of Ahmedabad Metro will provide connectivity from Vastral Gaam to Thaltej Gaam. Of this, four stations spanning 6.5 kms are underground and 13 will be elevated.
The stations in this route of Ahmedabad Metro include Nirant Cross Road, Vastral, Rabari Colony, Amraiwadi, Apparel Park, Kankaria East, Kalupur Railway Station, Ghee Kanta, Shahpur, Old High Court, Stadium, Commerce Six Road, Gujarat University, Gurukul Road, Doordarshan Kendra and Thaltej. The Old High Court station will be an interchange station for both, the East-West Corridor and the North-South Corridor of Ahmedabad Metro.
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Ahmedabad Metro: Phase-1 operational line
A section of Phase-1 of East-West Corridor of the Ahmedabad Metro that is 6.5 kms long and has six stations, was inaugurated by prime minister Narendra Modi, on March 4, 2019.
Source: GMRC website
The stations that are operational are Apparel Park, Amraiwadi, Rabari Colony, Vastral, Nirant Cross Road and Vastral Gam.
Ahmedabad Metro: Trial run of Phase-1 remaining lines
The remaining section of phase-1 of the Ahmedabad Metro is expected to be operational from August 2022. To start with, 32 pairs of trains with three coaches will run and the coaches will be increased to six, once demand rises.
Trails are being conducted for the same and the Ahmedabad Metro is awaiting the CRMS nod.
Recently, GMRC posted a video and had tweeted “Gujarat Metro has started running trials on the east-west corridor from Thaltej to Old High Court. These trials include running of trains and their interface testing with all other systems such as traction, signaling and platform screen doors.”
Gujarat Metro has started running trials on the East-West corridor from Thaltej to Old High Court. These trials include running of trains and their interface testing with all other systems such as traction, signaling and platform screen doors pic.twitter.com/kz3QKDgyEz
— Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) Ltd. (@MetroGujarat) May 3, 2022
Source: GMRC Twitter
Ahmedabad Metro: Estimated cost of completion
The estimated cost of completion, including central taxes and the land cost, is Rs 6,681 crores for the East-West Corridor. The estimated cost of completion, including central taxes and the land cost, is Rs 3,994 crores for the North-South Corridor. With an interest during construction of Rs 98 crores, the total cost of construction is around Rs 10,773 crores.
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Ahmedabad Metro: Timings
The first Ahmedabad Metro service starts at 10 am and the last metro service is at 6 pm. The runtime of Ahmedabad Metro between Apparel Park and Vastral Gam is 12 minutes and 53 seconds. The runtime of Ahmedabad Metro between Vastral Gam and Apparel Park is 12 minutes and 22 seconds. The time between two consecutive Ahmedabad Metro train services is 20 minutes.
Ahmedabad Metro: Fare
The fare for the Ahmedabad Metro operational section varies between Rs 5 and Rs 10. You can use the fare calculator on https://www.gujaratmetrorail.com/passenger-information/route-fares/ to find the fare between two metro stations. Choose the ‘from’ station and ‘to’ station from the drop down box and click on show fare to see your Ahmedabad Metro fare.
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Ahmedabad Metro: Phase 2
In 2019, the government gave its nod to Phase 2 of Ahmedabad Metro. Phase 2 will be 28.25 kms, with the North-South Corridor being 22.8 kms and the GNLU-GIFT City corridor being 5.416 kms. Reports suggest that Phase-2 will be operational by August 2024.
Ahmedabad Metro: Timeline
January 2021: Foundation stone for Phase-2 laid by prime minister Narendra Modi.
March 2019: A section of Phase -1, spanning 6.5 kms, with six stations, inaugurated and made operational for the general public.
March 2015: Construction of Phase-1 of the Ahmedabad Metro starts.
February 2010: Special purpose vehicle, GMRC-Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation, formed.
Ahmedabad Metro: GMRC contact information
You can contact GMRC at:
Block No.1, First Floor, Karmayogi Bhavan, Sector 10/A,
Is the Ahmedabad Metro operational?
Yes, a part of Phase -1 that covers 6.5 kms and has six stations, is operational. Trials are underway for the remaining part of Phase-1, which is expected to be operational by August 2022.
What is the Blue Line of Ahmedabad Metro?
The East-West Corridor of Ahmedabad metro is also known as the Blue Line.
What is the Red Line of Ahmedabad Metro?
The North-South Corridor of Ahmedabad Metro is also known as the Red Line.
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