अहमदाबाद Ahmedabad (ADI): The Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Metro will have direct connectivity to both the Sabarmati and Kalupur railway stations. The Metro will have common stops at six places including Anjali Crossroads and near Gujarat University.
Officials in MEGA said that the common station for North-South and West-East corridor will have a common stop near Popular House on Ashram road, while the common stops for Bus rapid transit and Metro will be at APMC market Vasna, Anjali, Gandhigram, Vadaj, on the North-South corridor and in the on West-East the common stops will be at Kalupur Railway station, Rabari Colony and near Gujarat University. At Ranip, the metro will also have connectivity with GSRTC the bus stop coming up near Ranip and also the BRT bus station.
Interestingly, the Metro will cross CG Road only at Stadium crossroads. The Metro which will begin from Thaltej, will reach Stadium crossroads and go ahead and to reach Popular House cross the railway track and then crossing Ashram Road.
Officials said that also there have been changes in the North-South corridor and that will now begin from APMC Vasna from where it will move till Paldi and run parallel to the Ahmedabad-Botad railway track, then connect to the Sabarmati railway station.
In all there will be 32 station of in the 35.2km metro network in the city. In the first phase, the metro will not connect to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport. Officials said that Metro stations have been planned keeping in view adequate area for parking and stations. Citing an example, he said that the Gheekanta station would probably come up in the area of the old collectorate.
Officials said that barring the Gita Mandir bus depot and the airport, most major establishments of the city including Gujarat University, both railway stations, Kankaria Lake have been covered by the Metro, as has the new State Transport Bus depot and Motera stadium.