CM Kamal Nath lays foundation of Rs7,500 crore Indore Metro rail project
While the elevated section is expected to be completed by 2022-end, the underground stretch is scheduled to be operational by July 2023
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath performed groundbreaking ceremony for Indore Metro Rail project at MR-10 Road on 14 September 2019. Nath said the project’s construction, operation and maintenance will create many job opportunities, and that the project was the need of the hour.
He said big institutions were like magnets that attracted the masses and once people started migrating to the extended areas for employment, metro rail would be able to offer a viable transport option.
The project will be developed at a cost of Rs 7,500.80 crore. Under the project, a 31.55 km long corridor is proposed to be built in the city. He announced that Rau and parts of Ujjain, Dewas and Dhar districts will be included later in the project, whose current cost has been estimated at Rs 7,500 crore.
The Metro rail corridor will pass through Nainod, Bhanwarsala intersection, Radisson intersection and Bengali Chauraha. Most of the Metro section will be elevated while a portion of it will be underground. Majority of the metro route will be elevated, while some portion will remain underground. In all, 29 stations are to be built on this route. The metro rail project will be completed by August 2023 in a phased manner. The blueprint of the Metro Rail project in Indore was prepared during the tenure of the previous BJP Government of the state.
While the elevated section is expected to be completed by 2022-end, the underground stretch is scheduled to be operational by July 2023.