Bhopal Metro

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Bhopal Metro
Overview
Native name भोपाल मेट्रो
Owner Bhopal Municipal Corporation
Locale Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Transit type Light metro
Number of lines 3 (planned)
Number of stations 86 (planned)
Daily ridership 220,000
Technical
System length 123.62 mi (198.95 km) (planned)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary

The Bhopal Metro is a rapid transit light metro system proposed for the city of Bhopal, India.[1] The total system consists of 3 corridors covering a distance of 35 kilometres (22 mi).[2] This project will cost 80 billion (US$1.2 billion) approximately.[3] There will be three types of run – on road, on bridges, and underground in some locations.[3]

Plan

Three corridors have been proposed by DMRC.

  • M.P.Nagar to Mandideep
  • Suruchi Nagar to BHEL (9km, 9 stations)
  • Bairagarh to Mandideep

The planned Metro in Bhopal is a light metro system.[4] This system consists of a Network of 123.62 km and with lines overlapping and branching. In May 2013. Ar. Rohit Gupta (Rohit Associates Cities & Rails Pvt.Ltd) consultants were appointed to prepare a detailed project report for the MRTS including the selection of the system for the city. Based on the multicriteria analysis and recommendations of consultants, the Government of Madhya Pradesh approved the inception report prepared by the consultant on 30 June 2014. As of 2 December 2014 Geotechnical surveys and formation of the company is being carried on for the implementation of the project.[citation needed] The project will be completed by 2021 with first phase in 2019. DPR approved by State Cabinet.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Proposed survey for Bhopal metro rail a right step: E Sreedharan – India – DNA". Dnaindia.com. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
  2. ^ "DMRC surveys Bhopal for metro rail service". Hindustan Times. 20 April 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
  3. ^ "Bhopal, Indore to have Metro Rail soon". Thaindian.com. Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
  4. ^ "BJP promises light metro in Bhopal and Indore". dnaindia.com. Retrieved 2014-11-28. 
  5. ^ http://epaper.bhaskar.com/detail/?id=683659&boxid=1211377343&ch=mpcg&map=map&currentTab=tabs-1&pagedate=12/01/2014&editioncode=120&pageno=2&view=image
  • Bhopal, Indore to have Metro Rail soon
  • https://web.archive.org/web/20141205145927/http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/indore/indore-bhopal-metro-systems-may-be-automated-driverless/article1-1276722.aspx
  • http://epaper.bhaskar.com/detail/?id=683659&boxid=1211377343&ch=mpcg&map=map&currentTab=tabs-1&pagedate=2014/12/01&editioncode=120&pageno=2&view=image
  • http://www.bhaskar.com/news-srh/MP-IND-indias-first-driverless-light-metro-run-in-indore-4780504-PHO.html

External links

  • Website dedicated to planned Bhopal Metro
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