In the last few years rail, road, air connectivity has developed drastically. Cities like Agra and Patna now have the best metro rail channels like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Jaipur, and Bangalore. Some metro rail projects have become functioning while certain projects have been approved and will be functioning in the following years. Regional connectivity has seen a major hike because of such projects.
Take a glance at 5 expected metro rail projects:
1. Agra Metro Project:
The Union Cabinet supported the Agra Metro Rail Project having two passages earlier this year. The value of the project is clinched at Rs 8,379 crore and it is supposed to be completed in 5 years. The project will have two corridors which will cross through the heart of the city and will connect iconic tourist spots like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra, etc.
The project will also connect places like ISBT, Raja Ki Mandi Railway Station, Medical College, Agra Cant railway station, Collectorate, Sanjay Place, and other surrounding populated suburban areas. The extent of Sikandra to Taj East Gate passageway will be 14 Km. It will be partially elevated and somewhat underground and covers of 13 Stations (6-Elevated and 7-Underground). The extent of Agra Cantt to Kalindi Vihar corridor is 15.40 km and it covers 14 stations all elevated.
2. Kanpur Metro Rail Project:
Kanpur Metro Rail Project was signed in March this year. It will have two passageways and will connect primary public junctions and city crowd areas of Kanpur. The budgeted cost of this project is clinched at Rs 11,076 crore and it is supposed to finish in the subsequent five years. The length of ITT to Naubasta passageway is 23.785 Km, which is slightly elevated and somewhat underground and covers of 22 Stations (14-Elevated and 8-Underground).
The distance of Agriculture University to Barra-8 corridor is 8.60 Km covering about 4 Elevated & 4 Underground stations. IJT Kanpur to Naubasta corridor will cross through the heart of the city covering various leading educational institutions, railway and bus stations, including IIT Kanpur, CSJM University, GSYM Medical College, Jhakarkati bus station and Kanpur Central Railway Station, etc will also be linked.
3. Surat Metro Rail Project:
Surat Metro rail project will have two metro rail passageways with a consolidated length of 40.35 Km. The project will be finished in 5 years and the value of this project is expected to be Rs 12,020.32 crore. The corridor-1, Sarthana to Dream city line is 21.61 Km comprising of the underground corridor of 6.47 km and elevated corridor of 15.14 Km, which will connect 20 metro stations.
The 20 stations on corridor-1 will be connected via Sarthana, Nature park, Kapodra, Labheshwar chowk area, Central Warehouse, Surat Railway station, Maskati hospital, Gandhi Baug, Majura Gate, Roopali canal, Dream city. The corridor-2, Bhesan to Saroli line is 18.74 Km and is completely elevated corridor which will connect 18 Metro stations.
4. Patna Metro Rail Project:
Patna Metro Rail project will have two rail corridors. The first corridor will be from Danapur to Mithapur and the second from Patna railway station to Dak Bungalow Chowk to proposed ISBT. The cost of this project is estimated at Rs 13,365 crore and it will be completed in five years. Danapur Cantt to Mithapur corridor will pass through the heart of the city and will connect densely populated areas such as Raza Bazar, Secretariat, High Court, Law University Railway Station.
Patna Junction to ISBT corridor will connect Gandhi Maidan, PMCH, Patna University, Rajendra Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Transport Nagar, and ISBT. The length of Danapur to Mithapur corridor is 16.94 Km and the length of Patna Station to New ISBT corridor is 14.45 Km.
5. Delhi Metro Phase IV:
The Union Cabinet approved Delhi Metro’s Phase-4 project comprising of 3 – priority corridors. The total length of these 3 corridors is 61.679 km. Out of the total 61.679 km, 22.359 km will be built underground and 39.320 km will be constructed as an elevated section. These corridors will consist of 46 stations, of which 17 stations will be underground and the rest 29 stations will be constructed as elevated sections.
The total completion cost of three metro corridors will be Rs 24,948.65 crore. Aerocity-Tughlakabad corridor will have 15 Stations, R.K Ashram-Janakpuri West Corridor will have 25 Stations and Maujpur-Mukundpur Corridor will have 6 Stations. The 3 corridors consist of both underground (22.359 km) and elevated (39.320 km) sections.