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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. 

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.

Following is a list of stations on this route for East-West Corridor

Stations Name
1 Thaltej Gam Under Construction None Elevated
2 Thaltej Under Construction None Elevated
3 Doordarshan Kendra Under Construction None Elevated
4 Gurukul Road Under Construction None Elevated
5 Gujarat University Under Construction None Elevated
6 Commerce Six Road Under Construction None Elevated
7 Stadium (Ahmedabad) Under Construction None Elevated
8 Old High Court Under Construction North-South Corridor Elevated
9 Shahpur Under Construction None Underground
10 Gheekanta Under Construction None Underground
11 Kalupur Railway Station Under Construction None Underground
12 Kankaria East Under Construction None Underground
13 Apparel Park March 4, 2019 None Elevated
14 Amraiwadi March 4, 2019 None Elevated
15 Rabari Colony March 4, 2019 None Elevated
16 Vastral March 4, 2019 None Elevated
17 Nirant Cross Road March 4, 2019 None Elevated
18 Vastral Gam March 4, 2019 None Elevated

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.
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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