The Jaipur Metro Rail is a rapid transit system that is currently under construction in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The Jaipur Metro Rail is said to be the country's fifth metro rail system after the much successful metro rail projects in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata.
The Jaipur Metro is put up in two phases. Phase I includes the Pink Line and Phase II includes the Orange Line. At present, Phase I is operational, while Phase II is under construction. The implementation of the project is being managed by the Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Limited.
The Pink line is the first route of the Jaipur Metro Rail. It connects Mansarovar to Badi Chaupar. The total length of the route is 12.067 km and has 11 metro stations (8 elevated and 3 underground). However, it is divided into Phase I-A and Phase I-B. Stations from Mansarovar to Chandpole are under Phase I-A and consists of nine stations, while Phase I-B has two stations, Choti Chaupar and Badi Chaupar. Currently only the Phase I-A route is operational.
The total length of Phase I-A is 9.718 km and the total length of Phase I-B is 2.349 km. The Phase I-B is scheduled to be completed in 2018.
Route of Jaipur Metro Pink Line
Mansarovar - New Aatish Market - Vivek Vihar - Shyam Nagar - Ram Nagar - Civil Lines - Railway Station - Sindhi Camp - Chand Pole - Choti Chaupar - Badi Chaupar
The Orange Line is the second proposed route of the Jaipur Metro Rail. It will connect Sitapura Industrial Area to Ambabari. The total length of the route is around 23 km and it will have 20 metro stations (15 elevated and 5 underground). This line is scheduled to be completed by 2021.
Route of Jaipur Metro Orange Line
Sitapura Industrial Area - Pratap Nagar - Haldi Ghati Gate - Sanganer - Laxmi Nagar - Durgapura - Mahaveer Nagar - Gopalpura - Dev Nagar - Tonk Phatak - Gandhi Nagar Mode - Sawai Mansingh Stadium - Narayan Singh Circle - SMS Hospital - Ajmeri Gate - Government Hostel - Sindhi Camp - Subhash Nagar - Pani Pech - Ambabari
Jaipur Metro Coaches
Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML), an Indian company, was given a Rs. 3.18-billion contract to provide 10 four-coach trains for Phase 1A of the Jaipur Metro Rail. Jaipur Metro later on plans on adding more coaches as the traffic will increase. BEML also expects a follow-on order that is worth Rs.600 million.
Timings and Fares
The operations for the metro begin at 6.45 a.m. and the last train departs at 9 p.m. The metro will take 131 trips every day. The frequency of the train is 10 minutes in peak hours and 15 minutes in off-peak hours. The fare for this approximately 9km stretch is in four slabs - Rs. 5, Rs. 10, Rs. 15 and Rs. 20; however, it will vary from peak hour to non-peak hour in accordance with the number of stations travelled.
Last Updated on : March 2, 2017