Work on Ahmedabad circular railway speeds up
By Binu Alex
The Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority has started speeding up the proposed circular railway project in Ahmedabad. Surendra Patel, AUDA Chairman, said the traffic problem in the city will be solved once the railway comes into force.
The railway ministry has approved the Rs 400 crore project. The report says the project will be carried out in two phases. The first phase will cost around Rs 145 crore, and will improve railway traffic in the congested Vatva-Ahmedabad-Sabarmati-Khodiyar section.
From the total amount, Rs 82 crore will be spent on civil engineering, Rs 30 crore on electricals, Rs 26.5 crore on signalling, Rs 6 crore on mechanical and Rs 1 crore on other departments. The first phase is expected to be be completed within four years.
The second phase is expected to cost Rs 250 crore, and it will improve railway traffic in the Sabarmati-Naroda section.
(21 Feb 2005)