Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Phase-I of Ahmedabad Metro project at the Ahmedabad Education Society in Gujarat.

The Prime Minister also flagged off the Ahmedabad Metro rail project. Phase-I of Ahmedabad Metro project comprises about 32 km of East-West corridor from Apparel Park to Thaltej and the North-South corridor between Motera to Gyaspur.

The Thaltej-Vastral route in the East-West corridor has 17 stations. This corridor also has a 6.6 km underground section with four stations. The 19 km North-South corridor that connects Gyaspur to Motera Stadium has 15 stations.

The entire Phase-1 project is built at a cost of more than Rs 12,900 crore. Ahmedabad Metro is a state-of-the-art infrastructure project involving underground tunnels, viaducts & bridges, elevated and underground station buildings, ballastless rail tracks and driverless train operation compliant rolling stock, etc.

The Metro train set is equipped with an energy-efficient propulsion system which can save about 30-35 percent of energy consumption.

Multi-Modal connectivity is being provided with the Indian Railways, and Bus system (BRTS, GSRTC and City Bus service). This includes connectivity with BRTS at Ranip, Vadaj, AEC station, etc and with Indian Railways at Gandhidham, Kalupur and Sabarmati station.

At Kalupur, the Metro line will be connected to the High-Speed Rail system connecting Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

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