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Jaipur Metro: An Affordable And Trustworthy System of Public Transport

Any modern day mass transport system should be fuel efficient. The Metro gives great significance to preservation of environment. Ten trees are planted for every tree which has to be chopped down for construction work. All forthcoming projects for mass transportation have to make sure that they utilize non-polluting fuel for operation and ensure to include other associated characteristics like desirable forestation.

Public transportation plays a significant role in decreasing congestion, protecting the environment, and taking large number of people to their destinations.

The Jaipur Metro Rail is a rapid transit system which is presently under construction in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Jaipur Metro Rail is country's fifth metro rail system after successful metro rail projects in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bengaluru.

The Jaipur Metro project is designed with two corridors i.e. East-West Corridor and the other is North-South Corridor. East-West Corridor is from Mansarovar to Badi Chaupar with the complete length of 12.067 km. North-South Corridor is from Ambabari to Sitapura with the total length of 23.099 km. Construction on East-West Corridor began on 13 November 2010 and its procedure from Mansarovar to Chand Pole began on 3 June 2015.

Jaipur Metro is constructed in 2 stages. Stage I comprises Green Line and Stage II comprises Orange Line. Presently, Stage I is working; whereas Stage II is under construction. Implementation of project is being directed by Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Limited.

Green Line

Green line is the initial route of Jaipur Metro Rail. It joins Mansarovar to Badi Chaupar. Total length of route is 12.067 km and contains 11 metro stations out of which 8 are elevated and 3 stations are underground. Though, the line is only functioning from Mansarovar to Chand Pole.

In Phase IA, metro was built from Mansarovar to Chand Pole. Total length of this part is 9.718 km and it includes 9 metro stations. In Phase IB, metro will be built from Chand Pole to Badi Chaupar. Total length of this part is 2.349 km and it will contain two metro stations.

Orange Line

Orange Line is the second planned route of Jaipur Metro Rail. It will join Sitapura Industrial Area to Ambabari. Total length of route is approx 23 km and it will contain 20 metro stations, that include 15 elevated and 5 underground stations.

Jaipur Metro Coaches

An Indian company Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) was provided a Rs. 3.18-billion contract to give 10 four-coach trains for Phase 1A of Jaipur Metro Rail. Jaipur Metro afterwards plans on adding up more coaches as traffic will rise. BEML also wait for a follow-on order which is worth Rs.600 million.

Timings and Charges

Operations for metro start at 6.45 a.m. and last train depart at 9 p.m. Metro will get 131 trips every day. Frequency of train is 10 minutes in busy hours and 15 minutes in off-peak hours. Fare for this about 9-km stretch is in 4 slabs - Rs. 5, Rs. 10, Rs. 15 and Rs. 20; though, it will differ from peak hour to non-peak hour according to number of stations travelled.

 


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