22 Jun 2024

MP News: Metro Train Operation to Begin Between Indore and Ujjain, Says CM Mohan Yadav

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav announced that the state government is taking significant steps to address the evolving traffic needs of state's big cities. A key initiative is the decision to operate a metro train between Indore and Ujjain, enhancing transportation for devotees attending Simhastha 2028. The feasibility survey for this metro project has already been completed.

Dr. Yadav highlighted that the upcoming Vande Metro service from Indore Airport to Mahakal Temple will be a notable asset for both locals and tourists, including international visitors.

In a review meeting, it was reported that the 16.74-kilometer metro line from AIIMS to Karond intersection in Bhopal will be constructed in three phases. The first phase spans seven kilometers and will feature eight elevated stations.

Regarding the Indore Metro, progress is being made on a 31.32-kilometer line, which will include 28 stations.

Vande Metro, ropeway, electric-bus and cable-car services will be used

During a review session held at Samatva Bhawan on Saturday, CM Dr. Mohan Yadav emphasized that to facilitate easy transportation in major cities like Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, and Ujjain, a combination of metro, Vande Metro, ropeway, electric bus, and cable car services will be implemented. He said necessary decisions will be taken for transportation routes including Ujjain to Omkareshwar, Bhopal to Indore, and Jabalpur to Gwalior.

Vande Metro Circle Train to be Introduced

CM Dr. Yadav stated that, following recent discussions with Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, there is an agreement to implement the Vande Metro in various Madhya Pradesh cities, replacing the old metro system. The Vande Metro Circle Train will be a significant upgrade for residents.

To address increasing traffic congestion, the introduction of circle trains is planned for integrated metro operations. Dr. Yadav discussed with the Railway Minister the benefits of the faster Vande Metro, modern technology usage, and its potential impact on industrial areas like Pithampur-Dewas. Additionally, the CM called for surveys and studies on the utilization of narrow-gauge and other rail lines that are currently unused, to potentially incorporate them into the state’s transport infrastructure.

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