Ahmedabad-Dholera SIR monorail receives green signal

After a significant deferral, the Gujarat government has given the green sign to the state’s first monorail project — among Ahmedabad and Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR).

The state government has endorsed the draft project report (DPR) for the Rs 6,000 crore Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) project among Ahmedabad and Dholera, an arranged keen mechanical town.

The Gujarat government has made sure about the endorsement for monetary and specialized help for the undertaking under the Government of India’s DMIC (Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor) project. The task is required to be finished in 24 to three years after the work starts.

“Route, alignment, stations’ plan, and other technical and financial proposals have got the approval from both the Centre and the state government,” a source said.

“The DPR for MRTS has been prepared by the Government of India’s M/s Rites Limited.”

Sources added that after the endorsement from the Center and the state government, the MRTS project has been remembered for the JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) moving arrangement for the DMIC project.

“The land acquisition for the MRTS project is over along with that for the Ahmedabad-Dholera Expressway project of the National Highways Authority of India,” the source said. “The monorail will be an elevated structure parallel to the expressway. According to the approved plan, seven stations are proposed, of which six are elevated and one at Dholera is proposed at grade (on land).”

The source added: “The project work is expected to start along with the expressway project in consultation with the Centre in two to three months. The project could take 24 to 36 months.”

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