Metro Moves!
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Metro Moves!

India has seen nothing short of a metro revolution in the last decade, with the number of cities with a metro-rail system increasing from five in 2014 to 20 in 2023. Today, India’s operational metro route length is nearing 900 km, the world’s fourth longest, behind only China, South Korea and the US. Projects to expand this network by about 700 km are underway and there’s a lot more to come. By 2047, the Government plans to increase the operational route to 5,000 km in 100 cities.

What’s behind such fast-paced expansion, and how can India ensure that the new rollouts are sustainable?

The expansion model

The fact that all the operational metro-rail systems across India’s major Tier 1 cities have been established within the past two decades (with the exception of the Kolkata Metro), yet are already functioning at full capacity, especially during peak hours, indirectly justifies the substantial investments made by the Government in these projects, opines Karun Sareen, Partner, Major Projects Advisory, KPMG in India. “It is inconceivable today to contemplate urban mobility in those cities without the presence of their metro systems. Consequently, all these cities are either undertaking or have announced plans for the expansion of their existing metro lines.”

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India has seen nothing short of a metro revolution in the last decade, with the number of cities with a metro-rail system increasing from five in 2014 to 20 in 2023. Today, India’s operational metro route length is nearing 900 km, the world’s fourth longest, behind only China, South Korea and the US. Projects to expand this network by about 700 km are underway and there’s a lot more to come. By 2047, the Government plans to increase the operational route to 5,000 km in 100 cities.What’s behind such fast-paced expansion, and how can India ensure that the new rollouts are sustainable?The expansion modelThe fact that all the operational metro-rail systems across India’s major Tier 1 cities have been established within the past two decades (with the exception of the Kolkata Metro), yet are already functioning at full capacity, especially during peak hours, indirectly justifies the substantial investments made by the Government in these projects, opines Karun Sareen, Partner, Major Projects Advisory, KPMG in India. “It is inconceivable today to contemplate urban mobility in those cities without the presence of their metro systems. Consequently, all these cities are either undertaking or have announced plans for the expansion of their existing metro lines.”To read the full story, CLICK HERE.

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