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Surat Metro

Surat is the fastest growing city in India and at the 36th place in the list of world largest cities. Surat is the leading diamond business hub across the world and the largest textile business hub in India.   Along with that, it is also recognized as one of the cleanest city in India.

Keeping with the aim of making Surat a world class city in the next three year the municipal corporation of Surat (SMC) has proposed Metro rail project in Surat. SMC (Surat Municipal Corporation) and SUDA (Surat Urban Development Authority) work jointly to complete the metro construction project before 2018. Surat metro is constructed on the route where BRTC buses are not available. The route that being looked at are Suart-Navsari, Sayan-Sachin, Suart-Kamrej and along the route of the bank Tapi river to Ambika Niketan. The estimated cost of making the 100 km of metro track in the Surat City is approx. 17,500 crore. 

Surat Metro

Proposal of Surat Metro Rail Project

Surat metro proposal is submitted by Bhimji Patel, the chairman of the standing committee of the Surat Municipal Corporation in August, 2012. He proposed four segments of metro routes from Surat city. These four segments are Sachin to Sayan parallel to the railway line, 40 km of Dumas to NH8 via canal, Kamraj to Dumas along the bank of river tapi and on outer ring road in Surat.  The Bhemji Patel intercity metro plan was approved by the Chief Minister of Gujarat Mr. Narendra Modi in August, 2012. According to SMC the Surat metro rail or monorail project come in reality in the city by 2018.
The Surat metro project is based in Delhi and Mumbai metro design. A team of civil engineers is hired to carefully study the Delhi and Mumbai metro rail concept and problems in order to implement the project in a right manner, finding the best income route as well.

Objective of Surat Metro Project

Following were the objectives of the proposed Surat Metro Project:

  • Offering excellent and rapid mass transit system.
  • Providing great connectivity all across the Surat metropolitan area.
  • Reduce the traffic jam problem.
  • Providing Surat an eco-friendly, safe and fast transportation system.
  • Developing Surat as a world class city
  • Minimum land accession
  • Quick implementation.

Advantages of Surat Metro Rail Project

Following are the advantages of Surat Metro Rail Project:

  • It covers 100km of the entire Surat city.
  • It coves four segments of the state.
  • It is four-line metro project.
  • Use of the most advance technology.
  • Completely elevated tracks.
  • Minimum land acquirement.

Parameter of Surat Metro Rail Project

  • GPS based rail tracking system.
  • Most advanced CBTC technology.
  • It is a rapid transit system
  • The four routes metro project covers 100 km of the entire city.
  • GPS based rail tracking system.
  • Automatic fair collection machine
  • Automatic metro card recharge machine
  • Adequate parking facilities.
  • Air conditioned coaches.
  • Training timing and station indicators.
  • Innovative CBTC signalling technology.
  • Elevators at every station.
And more…..

Developing Surat as a world class city in term of infrastructure and transportation services is the main goal of the Surat Municipal Corporation.

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