Vijayawada metro rail

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Vijayawada metro rail

Postby andhratalk » December 17th, 2014, 11:44 am

This thread is to track the progress and discuss about Vijayawada metro rail project.

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Re: Vijayawada metro rail

Postby andhratalk » December 17th, 2014, 11:58 am

Metro rail project plans gain momentum

The Central government is keen on implementing metro rail project in the State. Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Guntur, Tenali are being considered for the metro rail project, according to Union Urban Development Ministry Secretary Sudhir Krishna. Dr. Krishna and his team visited Vijayawada, Guntur and Tenali on Wednesday.

Dr. Krishna said the metro rail would be a circuit transport system which would connect Vijayawada, Guntur and Tenali cities. The project could be completed in 3 to 4 years covering a distance 20 to 25 km.

“The government, however, is asked to explore other means of mass transport like ‘mono rail’, Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) and tramways. The State government shall prepare a feasibility report. The Centre would extend financial support based on the project’s feasibility,” he said.

The idea was to provide mass transport system in the cities to ease the ever-growing traffic. The metro rail would stop at every 1-km. “In fact, the metro rail concept was incorporated in AP Reorganisation Act. So, we are studying the feasibility,” he said.

Vijayawada, Guntur, Tenali, Mangalagiri Urban Development Authority (VGTMUDA) made a presentation that the region would have a population of 1.11 crore by 2031. Formation of State capital and setting up of other institutions would generate a multi-fold demand for mass transit system.

Urban mobility was expected to be more than 15,000 per hour in priority corridors.

There was a need to develop separate metro corridors to ease traffic in the city and increase mobility. A corridor from Hanuman Junction to Kanchikacherla via Gannavaram, Vijayawada and Ibrahimpatnam could be developed.

A corridor from Pamarru to Vijayawada covering a distance of 40 km, another corridor between Vijayawada and Edlapadu via Guntur covering a distance of 68 km and a 100-km circular corridor connecting Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali need to be developed, UDA officials said.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/metro-rail-project-plans-gain-momentum/article6127705.ece
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Re: Vijayawada metro rail

Postby andhratalk » December 17th, 2014, 12:00 pm

Metro rail for Andhra within four years, Sreedharan appointed advisor

In a major boost to Visakhapatnam, and Krishna and Guntur districts, the AP Government on Monday set the ball rolling for construction of two metro rail projects by assigning the task of conducting feasibility study to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

Andhra Pradesh government said that two metro rail projects — Vizag Metro Rail and Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali-Mangalagiri Metro Rail (VGTM) – would be completed within three and a half years.

Chief Minister Naidu’s insistence on the VGTM metro also reinforces the TDP government’s decision that the state capital would be established along the Vijayawada-Guntur corridor, in spite of the Shivaramakrishnan Committee report suggesting other places.

The two projects are expected to boost overall development and bring in investments to Vizag city and to the VGTM region in Krishna and Guntur districts.

The state government has brought in DMRC as its main consultant and to conduct a feasibility study and advise the government on both metro rail projects from bidding to selection to construction. DMRC principal advisor E Sreedharan has been appointed as the advisor for the government of AP on the metro rail projects.

In a meeting with E Sreedharan, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu discussed how soon the two metro rail projects could be completed and set a tentative deadline of 3.5 years. The state government has also proposed a metro rail project for Tirupati. However, the Tirupati metro rail project would be taken up once the Visakhapatnam and VGTM projects are completed.

The Chief Minister has asked Sreedharan to prepare a feasibility report for a rail based mass rapid transit system in other cities too. I&PR and IT Minister P Raghunath Reddy said the VGTM will have four corridors covering nearly 50 kms in the first phase while the Vizag Metro will have three corridors covering approximately 40 kms in the first phase.

On August 1, the AP Cabinet gave its nod for the two metro projects. On August 14, two special purpose vehicles (SPVs) were set up through a Government Order to oversee the two projects. Each SPV will have a board of directors and a project director. The three corridors of Vizag Metro are according to suggestions made by Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation — NAD Junction to Maddelapalem (11 kms), NAD Junction to Gajuwaka (14 kms), and Railway Station to Gajuwaka (14 kms).

The VGTM will have Vijayawada-Mangalagiri, Mangalagiri-Guntur, Mangalagiri-Tenali and Guntur-Tenali corridors. The VGTM Urban Development Authority has jurisdiction over 7000 sq kms comprising municipal corporations of Vijayawada and Guntur, and municipalities of Mangalagiri, Tenali, Gudivada, Ponnur, Sattenpalli, Nuzvedu and Tadepalli in Krishna and Guntur districts.

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/metro-rail-for-andhra-within-four-years-sreedharan-appointed-advisor/

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Re: Vijayawada metro rail

Postby andhratalk » December 17th, 2014, 12:01 pm

Metro rail will be confined to Vijayawada: Sreedharan

VIJAYAWADA: Putting the metro train plans on fast track, AP state government advisor E Sreedharan on Saturday said works on the first phase of Vijayawada metro train project will be launched within 10 months.

He clarified that metro project will be taken up only within Vijayawada city and it will not be extended to Guntur or other neighbouring towns. "Metro train is purely an intra-city concept not inter-city. We never suggest linking of neighbouring cities with metro as it is very cost intensive project," said Sreedharan.

Speaking to media here after his maiden visit to the city for field inspection on Saturday, Sreedharan said chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu wanted to commission the project as early as possible. He said he has identified two routes running into 26 km for the first phase. Survey work will begin immediately. Topographical and other studies will be completed in four months. Tenders for civil works can be called for without waiting for Central clearances in case the state government wanted to push the project without much delay.


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