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Bhopal Metro

 

Bhopal Metro

Bhopal Metro
Overview
Native name भोपाल मेट्रो
Owner Bhopal Municipal Corporation
Locale Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Transit type Light metro
Number of lines 19 (planned)
Number of stations 89 (planned)
Daily ridership 220,000
Operation
Began operation <-- 2020 -->
Operation will start 2020
Technical
System length 85 km (53 mi) (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 5 corridors covering a distance of 85 kilometres (53 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 which is designed by Rohit Associates Architects & Engineers Pvt Ltd headed by Architect Rohit Gupta.[4] This system consists of a Network of 80 km and with lines overlapping and branching.In May 2013 Rohit Associates was 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 consultant Rohit Associates, 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. The project will be completed by 2021 with first phase in 2019.[5]

References

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  5. ^ http://epaper.bhaskar.com/detail/?id=683659&boxid=1211377343&ch=mpcg&map=map¤tTab=tabs-1&pagedate=12/01/2014&editioncode=120&pageno=2&view=image
  • Bhopal, Indore to have Metro Rail soon
  • 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¤tTab=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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