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French based public finance institution Agence Française de Développement (AFD) is interested in offering financial assistance of Rs 2,000 crore for Surat Metro Rail project. The agency is keen to fund for the construction of four metro rail stations of Surat Metro. A Rs.12,114 crore metro project which is being implemented by the Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) in the City.
The central government has given its nods for Surat Metro rail project in March this year. This metro project project will be financed in line with other metro projects mainly through equity from the Centre and state government on 50-50 basis and soft loan from bilateral and multilateral agencies.
According to the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA), around 69.36 lakh people of Surat Municipal Corporation, out growth area and urban agglomeration are expected to be benefitted by this project directly and indirectly.
This project will consist with two metro corridors. The length of the first corridor from Sarthana to Dream City line will be 21.61 km of which 6.47 km would be underground and the rest elevated. This corridor will have 20 metro stations namely Sarthana, Nature park, Kapodra, Labheshwar chowk area, Central Warehouse, Surat Railway station, Maskati hospital, Gandhi Baug, Majura Gate, Roopali Canal and Dream City.
The length of second metro corridor from Bhesan to Saroli line will be 18.74 km would be completely elevated with 18 stations namely Bhesan, Ugat Vaarigruh, Palanpur road, LP Savani School, Adajan Gam, Aquarium, Majuragate, Kamela Darwaza, Magob and Saroli.
At present, there are nearly 25 lakh two-wheelers in the city. The congestion in Walled City areas is also likely to ease considerably with the 6.47 km underground route from Kapodara to Maskati Hospital.
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