Jaipur Metro finalises DPR for Phase 2
The Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) has finalised the detailed project report (DPR) for the 23.5 km phase 2 of the Jaipur Metro Rail project planned between Ambabari and India Gate at an estimated cost of Rs 4,546 crore.
After successfully implementing the first phase of the metro project, JMRC is trying to initiate works for the second phase. The authorities have revised the draft of the DPR for the second phase. As a part of this latest scheme, India Gate and Ambabari shall be connected by metro tracks, supposed to be laid along a stretch of 23.5 km.
According to media sources, plans indicate that the phase 2 corridor will have 21 raised metro stations, including Shatabdi Nagar, Pratap Nagar, Sitabari, Sitapur Industrial Area, Sanganer, C Scheme, Bapu Nagar, Rambagh, Sirampura, Bani Park, Chandpole, Ambabari and Airport among other locations.
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To strengthen the project's financial viability, JMRC has altered the MI Road route after it was decided that the new corridor shall have elevated stations. Given the presence of historical buildings at MI Road and Ajmeri gate, it is not feasible to construct raised stations at these spots. Hence, the route has been shifted to Ashok Marg, in which trains shall pass through Tonk Road on their way to Maharani's college and SMS hospital. The underground tunnel route would have a higher cost.
With the B2 Bypass station being the closest to the airport, the project officers have also planned that a linking transport service shall be made functional between Sanganer station and the airport. The second phase comes with the possibility of revamping the local travel system in the city.
JMRC had invited aid from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to review its DPR. The DMRC has been asked to curtail the cost of the proposed project.