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JAIPUR METRO PROJECT

With the rapid industrialization and commercial development of Jaipur, teamed with a growing population, the transport infrastructure of the city was found to be stressed. As a result, the government mulled over establishment of Jaipur Metro on the lines of Delhi Metro which had proved to be a great success. For this the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was asked to do a feasibility study for Jaipur Metro. Once found feasible, a company under the name Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (JMRC) was incorporated on 1 January 2010. Detailed Project Report of the project was prepared by the DMRC. In April 2011, Jaipur Metro Rail Corp appointed Mott MacDonald to advice on the tendering for the first 2 lines totaling 35km and costing Rs 100 billion.

The Jaipur Metro is a rapid transit system under construction in the city of Jaipur. Construction of the first part of the first line, comprising 9.2 km from Mansarovar to Chandpole Bazaar, started on November 13, 2010.

Jaipur metro is to be formed in two phases.

1st phase is under construction. The First route of Jaipur Metro rail will connect Mansarovar to Badi Chaupar via Civil Lines and Chandpole. In Phase 1, the metro would run from Mansarovar to Chandpole. The construction has already begun and is expected to be completed by 1 January 2013.The implementation of Stage 1 of the project has the length of about 9.25 km including the civil works, permanent way, depot and traction and power supply, etc. is being managed by DMRC.

2nd phase- The Second route of Jaipur Metro rail (North-South Corridor) will connect Sitapura Industrial Area in south to Ambabari in North via Ajmeri Gate and MI Road. The tracks will be elevated till Ajmeri Gate and then will go underground.

The East-West corridor of the Metro in Phase 1 is expected to cost Rs 1250 crore. The state government would be directly funding Rs 600 crore while the rest would be borne by other wings of state urban development and housing departments. The Phase 2 is expected to cost Rs 7000 crore for which government is mulling over PPP mode.

In December 2011 BEML was awarded a Rs 3.18 billion contract to supply 10 four-car trains for Phase 1. The Jaipur Metro plans to lengthen the trains later to 6 coaches as the traffic increases. BEML expects a follow-on order worth Rs600 million.

45% of work for first phase has been completed as of January 2012. Track from Mansarovar to Vivek Vihar station is almost complete till Gurjar Ki Thadi Traffic Junction. Till January Construction of Civil Lines Elevated Road and underground station at Chandpole is 50% complete. Trial runs which were supposed to be commenced from December 2012 will now commence in February-March 2013 due to the delay caused in land acquisition at various sites.

This project has 29 stations and number of lines are 2. Mr. Nihal Chand Goel is the chief executive of this project. The headquarters of this project is at Khanji Bhavan, C-Scheme and its official website is http://www.jaipurmetrorail.in/.

Jaipur Metro Rail is proposed to be setup on Public Private Partnership (DBFOT) model. The project is going to have two corridors, one running from East to West and the other running from North to South. The total length is around 35 Km.

Jaipur Metro Rail is proposed to be setup on Public Private Partnership (DBFOT) model. The project is going to have two corridors, one running from East to West and the other running from North to South. The total length is around 35 Km.

Construction of North South Corridor, remaining part of East West Corridor, Signaling and Telecommunication and Control infrastructure, Rolling Stock, Commercial Operation and Maintenance of both the corridors will be the responsibility of the PPP Concessionaire.

Currently, JMRC is in the process of selecting the PPP Concessionaire for the Jaipur Metro Rail Project, for which RFQ has been issued.

Track gauge that is used in this is 1,435mm i.e. 4 feet 8 ½ in standard gauge.

This project of Jaipur metro was introduced to promote public transport. Jaipur has good public transport facility in the form of bus service apart from private travelling, these city buses operates and covers whole city, which makes travelling easy and convenient. Other than bus service tourists also prefer to travel within the city and nearby places through auto rickshaw, cycle rickshaw and taxis but government have come up with a transit rail project under the name of Jaipur Metro as it is expected to provide faster communication and make the journey less cumbersome.

Traffic in Jaipur has become a very serious problem due to ever increasing number of vehicles on road. We definitely need a very good public transport which alone can solve the traffic problem. There are various public transport options available – normal bus, BRT, Tram, LRT, Monorail, Metro Whatever transport system or combination of systems we choose, it must be need based, efficient, affordable, people friendly and fit into the fabric of the city.

14. Social benefits of metro are reduction in accidents and pollution from vehicles, Reduced road stress, Better accessibility to facilities in the influence area, Economic stimulation in the micro region of the infrastructure, Increased business opportunities, Overall increased mobility.

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