Trials for Indore Metro scheduled in September 2023
The undergoing Indore Metro train project has caught pace, the first trial run for which have been scheduled for September 2023, reportedly. Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MPMRCL) made this announcement in a meeting, wherein changes in the plan of implementation of the project were also announced.
The Metro Network will strengthen the transport system of the city
The metro network will cover an area of 124 kilometres and will provide a boost to the transportation system of the city. The project was announced back in the year 2013 and the construction started back in August 2021. As per the previous plan, a total of 29 stations were planned on the route with 6 stations to be built underground.
What are the changes in the plan of implementation?
Recently, MPMRCL announced that 4 out of 6 proposed underground stations will be built above the ground in light of certain technical difficulties on the route. The only two stations which will be built underground on the corridor will include the Airport and the BSF stations.
Reportedly, the trial run will be held on a 5.9 km long high-priority corridor of the city lying between Gandhi Nagar and Super Corridor. Although the trial run of the metro train has been scheduled for the next year, the authorities have stated that the completion of the project will require additional time.