Ahmedabad Suburban Railway

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Ahmedabad Suburban Railway
Overview
Native nameઅમદાવાદ ઉપનગરીય રેલવે
OwnerGujarat Infrastructure Development Board
Indian Railways
LocaleAhmedabad
Transit typeSuburban rail
Number of lines2 (planned)
Number of stations41 (planned)[citation needed]
Daily ridership4,55,000 (Estimated)
HeadquartersAhmedabad
Websitewww.gidb.org/rrs
Operation
Operator(s)Western Railways
Train length3 coaches
Headway10 minutes
Technical
System length52.96 km
Track gaugeBroad gauge

Ahmedabad Suburban Railway is a planned regional rail system in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

History[edit]

The suburban railway was proposed to let people live in satellite towns and commute easily making less pressure on urban infrastructure. The project was conceptualised by the Delhi Metro Board around 2003. The Detailed Project Review was submitted to the Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB) by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation in October 2005. GIDB sent it to RITES for verification. The project had received approval in 2009 but was not implemented.[1]

During Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2015, MOU was signed with Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd for a suburban railway system in Ahmedabad. Later it was announced in 2016 Union Rail Budget.[1]

Corridors[edit]

The project will use the existing Right of Way of Indian Railways, passing through Ahmedabad by upgrading and integrating existing facilities. Two corridors are planned for Ahmedabad Suburban Railway.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Avasthi, Yogesh (26 February 2016). "Rail min breathes life into old suburban train project". Ahmedabad Mirror. Retrieved 27 September 2017.

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