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India: Ahmedabad Metro Line 2 Begins Construction

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Ahmedabad Metro Line 2 Begins Construction

The foundation stone of the Ahmedabad Metro Line 2 was laid by Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on 17 January 2016. The 17.2km, 15 station line will run from Motera Stadium in the north and APMC in the south, with a depot at Gyaspur and will take four years to complete.

IL&FS Engineering Services won the Rs374billion civil works contract to construct the southern segment, including four stations, with work to be finished within 30 months.

Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) recently issued the call for tenders to deliver 32 three-car trainsets as part of Phase 1 of the Metro. Bids will open on 18 April 2016, with financing from a Rs5968billion JICA loan.

MEGA, formed by India and Pakistan especially for the Metro project is already undertaking Phase 1, which involves an intersection of two 1,435mm gauge lines at Old High Court station, and costs a total of Rs110billion

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel said:

Today, we are starting the work for the second phase of metro project. Around six months back, we started work for the first phase of the project from Vastral area and it is going on in full swing at present. Our government is determined to finish these projects in time.

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