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India approves Delhi Metro Phase IV, Surat Metro, and MUTP-3A; Maharashtra approves Thane Metro [free access]

March 9, 2019

The Government of India has given in-principle approval for Delhi Metro Phase IV as well as approved plans to develop a metro system in Surat and to develop Mumbai Urban Transport Project 3A (MUTP-3A), and the state government of Maharashtra has approved Thane Metro.

 

Delhi Metro Phase IV will comprise three corridors which will collectively span 61.66 km and cover 46 stations (29 elevated and 17 underground). The corridors are Janakpuri West–RK Ashram (28.92 km), Mukundpur–Maujpur (12.54 km), and Aerocity–Tughlakabad (20.2 km).The project cost of INR249.49 billion will be equally funded by the Government of India and the state government of Delhi.

 

Surat Metro will comprise two corridors which will collectively span 40.35 km (33.88 km elevated and 6.47 km underground) and cover 38 stations. The project cost of INR120.20 billion will be funded by the Government of India, the state government of Gujarat, and multilateral agencies. The project will be executed by Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) within a period of five years.

 

The Mumbai Urban Transport Project 3A (MUTP-3A) comprises redevelopment of 19 stations, procurement of 191 air-conditioned (AC) rakes, deployment of the communication-based train control (CBTC) system on four existing lines, development of a yard to segregate long-distance and suburban rail traffic, and development of new suburban rail lines. MUTP-3A will be implemented at an estimated investment of INR336.90 billion within a period of five years.

 

Furthermore, the Government of Maharashtra has approved plans to develop a metro line in Thane. The line will span 29 km (26.8 km elevated and 2.2 km underground) and cover 22 stations. The project will be executed by Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MAHA-METRO) at an estimated investment of INR130.95 billion within a period of four years. The line will have an estimated daily ridership of 576,000 passengers and will offer interchange facilities with Mumbai Metro Line 5.

 

(1 INR [Indian Rupee] = 0.01 USD)