Indore (Madhya Pradesh): With only 400 days left for the Indore Metro Project to get completed according to its deadline, the work on the Metro stations has also been started by the Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited, in parallel with the work of segment launching. Work on the Vijay Nagar Metro station has also begun.
The Metro station will be elevated and built in the centre of the square so that passengers reach the Metro station in 4 minutes. At the same time, there will be a Metro entry gate near the BRTS stop at the station. Passengers coming by bus will directly reach the Metro station via the corridor. There will also be an escalator facility.
Officials said that only 400 days are now left following which the two companies working on the priority corridor of 17.5 km have been instructed to speed up work. Around 10 segment launchers along with multiple ground support systems have been installed in the development work of the Metro tracks.
METRO RAIL PHASE 1
Deadline (Phase-1): September 2023
Line-3: Palasia – Railway Station – Rajwara- Airport – Bhawarsala – MR10 – Palasia (Ring Line)
Length: 33.53 km
Type: Elevated & Underground
Under Construction: 17.5 km between Gandhi Nagar – Mumtaj Bag Colony
Approved: 17.5 km
Proposed: 57.18 km
Depot: Super Corridor
Number of Stations: 29
Number of Trains: 25 with three cars each
Estimated Daily Ridership: 2.5 lakh/day (2027) (approx.)
Top Speed: 80 kmph
Average Speed: 34 kmph
Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1,435 mm
Electrification: 750 V DC Third Rail
Signalling: Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC)
Operational: 0 km
Estimated Cost: Rs.7500.8 crore