140km 80km metro and 60km tram visakhapatnam metro is a planned rapid transit system in the indian city of visakhapatanam andhra pradesh. The light metro rail corridors have been proposed to be laid over 79 91 km while the modern tram corridors have been proposed to be laid over 60 km in the vmrda area making up for a total proposed distance of about 140 km.
The project is proposed initially to cater to a passenger capacity of 5 6 lakhs daily in the year 2024 and to gradually increase the carrying capacity more than 20 lakhs per day by the year 2054.
Tram train in vizag. According to the revised plan the stretch of the visakhapatnam metro rail project will extend from 42 55 km to 80 km and the project will be developed in two phases by the year 2024. Earlier the first phase of the metro rail in visakhapatnam was scheduled to be taken up in three corridors for a length of 46 4 km. Officials were asked to prepare dpr.
So it is expected that the tram trains will soon come to visakhapatnam. The 150 km long route is to be built in all three phases for the metro and tram. Chief minister of andhra pradesh jagan reddy has vowed to develop vizag to put it on par with hyderabad.
The government is planning to bring in the tram system apart from the metro rail. The newly launched office is expected to speed up the development of the much awaited metro rail project in visakhapatnam. The government has come up with a new plan extending the.
In the recent budget a sum of rs 3 7 crore was allocated for the metro rail project. Officials estimate that the 79 91km long light metro will cost around rs 16 000 crore with cost per kilometre pegged at rs 200 crore and the tram network will cost around rs 100 crore per kilometre. The system is proposed to reduce traffic congestion as well as providing a modern and efficient public transport system in the city which became the largest city and the main hub for economic activity of andhra pradesh after the state s bifurcation.
The government is planning to extend the metro rail stretch from 42 55 km to 80 km. Visakhapatnam metro rail news. In all these light metro and tram corridors will be developed for a length of 140 kilometres.
The metro rail system in visakhapatnam is planned for implementation in the most sustainable manner from the social economic and environmental perspectives. Tram system will be utilised in areas where traffic is. The government of andhra pradesh has come with a revised plan for the development of the metro rail and tram project for visakhapatnam city.
Ahead of the decision to shift secretariat to visakhapatnam decks have been cleared for the revised visakhapatnam metro rail project. Umamaheswara rao the times of india visakhapatnam. The decks have been cleared for the revised visakhapatnam metro rail project ahead of the decision to shift secretariat to visakhapatnam.