The 24-kilometre route of Jaipur Metro's Phase II will be completely elevated to keep the metro as cost-effective as possible
Of late, we haven't been hearing too much about Jaipur metro's Phase II. Following the mild success of Phase IA of Jaipur metro, Phase II is fast becoming a reality. Now, it has been revealed that the 24-kilometre route will be completely elevated to keep the metro as cost-effective as possible.
The Jaipur Metro is slowly but steadily gaining appeal. With the completion of Phase II, we can expect it to be more effective and beneficial. Phase II of Jaipur metro is set to connect areas between Ambabari to Sitapur, among other areas, which will certainly be benefit the residents of the area.
What's the update?
Since the cost for digging underground tunnels, placing tracks and other infrastructure is on the higher side, the authorities in charge of Jaipur metro are planning to cut down a few expenses. The goal is to minimise the cost from a whopping ₹13,500 crores.
In case you were wondering just how steep the difference is, it takes over ₹550 crores to construct a kilometre of an underground metro, but about ₹300 crores less to make an elevated one, bringing the cost to around ₹200 crores.
Additionally, the elevated train tracks will also cut down on land acquisition costs. The JMRC will have to pay just about ₹800 crores, as opposed to the earlier ₹2,000 crores, for the elevated tracks. Reports suggest, the elevation of will ensure that the final cost of the metro phase II will be cut down by at least 40%!
This is a move that many cities are making. The elevated tracks take less time to construct and rather economical as well, which means that they can take cities on a fast track to development.
Jaipur metro might just take the city's tourism sector to the next level. The metro will be connecting distant areas hence the residents can also expect to have a time-saving and cost-effecting means of transportation with the phase of Jaipur metro.