Recently, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh laid foundation stone of ambitious second part of the first phase of Jaipur Metro's underground Metro Rail line from Chandpole to Bari-Chaupar.
Part 'B' of the first phase of the metro rail project to cover Chandpole to Choti Chaupar and Bari Chaupar.
In this context, the Union Ministry of Urban Development has approved in principle Metro project for second largest city of the state -- Jodhpur. There are also plans to connect National Capital Region (NCR) with Alwar with a high speed train.
Under the first phase of Jaipur Metro 'East-West Corridor " has taken up under which 9.718 km metro line work from Chandpole to Mansarovar is moving toward completion.
In the part 'B'of first phase 2.349 kilometer underground metro rail will be built up. In first phase there are 8 elevated stations including Mansarovar, New Atish Market, Vivek Vihar, Shyam Nagar, Ram Nagar, Civil Lines, Railway Station and Sindhi Camp and three underground stations Chandpole, Choti Choupar and Bari choupar will be covered. Phase II of Jaipur Metro has been named 'North-South Corridor'.
The route will prolong 23.099 km and go Sitapur to Ambabadi. The second phase is estimated to cost Rs 6583 crore.
The cost of the first phase of the project is Rs 3140 crore. A total 40 coaches for 10 trains Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML), Bangalore has been assigned, on which Rs 500 crore is being spent. Each compartment has a cost of Rs 12.5 crore.
Thus, according Rs 50 crore for a train of 10 carriages cost Rs. 500 crore. The important fact is that the train is designed and built entirely in India. Earlier all trains were built in coloration of foreign companies. The first train of four coaches arrived pink city in May 2013 and the second on July 5 in this year.
In Jaipur Metro coach's disc brake technique has been used, thereby travelers do not feel shocks when stopping travel. In addition, each compartment has fitted 46 kw heating ventilation and air conditioning systems.
The cooling effect of heat and intense heating during the winter season will provide comfort to the passengers. Safety and security in Jaipur Metro coaches have to use sophisticated and advanced technology.
In any emergency in each compartment 'Passenger Emergency Alarm Handel' can be used. And to assist passengers in the metro effective lighting system have been also provided.
--ANI (Posted on 23-09-2013)