Jaipur! The city of Rajputanas is now extending its name to metro city as the“Metro Rail project” is gearing up in Jaipur explicitly. After two years of up-downs and uncertainty, Jaipur’s Metro train project is finally ready to hit the tracks.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) are the joint nodal agency for this venture which would start work for building the stations and railway lines for the first phase of the project.
This project comes is concentrating on two routes. The First route of Jaipur metro rail will connect Mansarovar to Badi chaupar via CivilLines and Chandpole. The length of the route is 9.2km. The approximate number of passengers expected is approx.2 lac per day and the frequency of the metro which will run on this track is estimated to be every 6 minutes as per plan.
The second route will connect Durgapura to Ambabari via Ajmeri Gate and MI Road. The tracks will be elevated till Ajmeri Gate and then will go underground. The length of this route is 23km. The approximate passenger number of passengers expected approx. 4lac per day and the frequency of the metro which will run on this track is estimated to be every 5 minutes. As per the data the total no. of stations touched by metro is 29.
And the present situation is that Construction of the first part of the first line which is from Mansarovar to Chandpole started on November 13, 2010.
Jaipur will be first city in the country to have an elevated track for the Metro and the Bus Rapid Transport System. While the Metro would run on the elevated track, the two tracks below it would be reserved for the normal city traffic. The entire 9.2km-long Metro for the first phase will cost Rs.1,250 crore. So, Jaipurites be ready to be proud yourself!!