Good news for Indore residents! As per the latest development, the Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MPMRCL) has recently confirmed that phase-1 of the Indore Metro will start its commencement from February 2023.
The work on 31.55 km long phase-1 stretch is on full swing and if all goes well it will get completed by 2023.
Elaborating more on the current development, Sanjay Dubey, Managing Director, MPMRCL said, “The State Government has set 2024 as the deadline for the completion of phase-1. However, as per our calculations, we will be able to finish the work by 2023 and are hopeful to start the operation.”
He further said that recently the metro authority officials have conducted a field inspection on the proposed route so as to recognize various obstacles in between phase-1 of the corridor and the possible solutions to it. To avoid any kind of inconvenience to the daily commuters traveling from one region to another, the authority has also decided to develop a 6 km-long underground stretch between the airport and Rajwada via Bada Ganapati Square.
The metro authority is also working on other plans so as to avoid any type of hindrances to the commuters. Construction of an overbridge at Bengali Square is also on the cards. The work on this overbridge will kick start soon by the PWD department.
Consists of 10 corridors, the proposed Indore metro will cover a distance of 124 km in the city. It will run on the road, bridges and underground. Recently, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has also given their in-principle nod to fund the Metro project.