GUWAHATI: In a recent development in the Guwahati Metro Rail project, the Assam State Cabinet finally approved the implementation of the metro -rail project.
“To ease the growing traffic congestion in Guwahati, the Cabinet has approved the implementation of the Metro Rail Project. The Detailed Project Report prepared by the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority has been submitted,” stated Chandra Mohan Patowary, Assam Transport Minister.
The DPR prepared by RITES envisaged a 203 km metro, to be completed in three phases. Phase 1 was planned to be in total 61.4 km long, divided into 4 lines-
Line 1 (22.6 km of elevated track from Dharapur to Narangi, 22 stations), Line 2 (10 km of underground track from Mahatma Gandhi Road in Barowari to Khanapara, 10 stations), Line 3 (19.4 km of elevated track from Jalukbari to Khanapara, 14 stations), Line 4 (9.4 km from Rupnath Brahma Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) to Paltan Bazaar, 8 stations)
The project is expected to reduce traffic congestion in the city by implementing a fast, comfortable, safe and affordable mass transportation system.