Metro rail to reach Indore, Bhopal within five years

Ten days after metro was inaugurated in Mumbai, Urban Administration and Development Minister of Madhya Pradesh Babulal Gaur said on Monday that Indore and Bhopal will have metro rail within five years time. The minister said that work on metro rail will be completed in five years from the time of beginning of works.

The metro will have a 32.16 km route in Indore and is expected to cost Rs 7500 crore while in Bhopal metro rail will have a 28.5 km route which is expected to cost Rs 6000 crore.

Gaur said that the state government has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with a joint venture firm comprising German firm LRTC (GmbH) and Mumbai based Rohit Associates Architects & Engineers Pvt Ltd for preparing detail project report (DPR), which will be prepared in eight months time.

The company will carry out survey for three modes of public transports – metro rail, mono rail and light rail transits system during the first three months. The state government will then choose one particular mode of transport. The company will prepare the detail project report for the selected mode of transport in next five months.

Notably, The total 11.4-km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Mumbai Metro line has 12 stations; Versova, DN Nagar, Azad Nagar, Andheri, WEH, Chakala, Airport Roard, Marol Naka, Saki Naka, Subhash Nagar, Asalpha and Ghatkopar.