Metro rail project: Ahmedabad’s Thaltej observes bandh(Video)

Ahmedabad, 24 September 2014

Ahmedabad’s Thalej area based shop owners today observed bandh against the proposed route of Metro rail project which would require widening of the main road which passes through Thaltej village. Thaltej residents said proposed widening of the road will result into demolition of majority of shops and some housing units of Thaltej village.


Metro rail North-South corridor(APMC market to Motera stadium) and East-West corridor(Thaltej village to Vastral) are part of Metro rail project phase-1. The detail project report of the project will be tabled in the Standing Committee meeting of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation(AMC) on 25 September.

Phase-1 route length is 35.956 km, of which 29.621 will be over the ground while 6.355 km route will be underground. 28 stations will be over the land and 4 stations will be underground.

North-South corridor will begin at Motera stadium. It will pass through Sabarmati police station, power house, RTO over-bridge, Ranip 132 ring road, Ranip cross road, Vadaj AMTS bus-stand, Usmanpura, Ashram road, New Gandhigram, Madalpur, Paldi, Anjli, Vasna and end at APMC.

East-West corridor will begin at Thaltej village and pass through Doordarshan kendr, Gurukul road, Gujarat University, Commerce six roads, Stadium, Ashram road, Shahpur, Ghikanta, Kalupur railway station, Kankaria east(Gomtipur), Apparel park, Amraiwadi, Rabari colony, Vastral, Nirat char rasta and Vastral village, which will be the last station.

The project above is expected to complete in year 2018.

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