|Transit type||Rapid Transit|
|Number of lines||2|
|Number of stations||30|
|Daily ridership||300,000 (estimated)|
|Operator(s)||Chandigarh Metro Rail Corporation (CMRC)|
|Number of vehicles||16|
|Train length||4 coaches|
|System length||37.573 km|
On 9 July 2015, in the presence of Kaptan Singh Solanki, who is the Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh as well as the Governor of Haryana, the MoU was signed by the Additional Chief Secretary, Haryana Town and Country Planning Department, P Raghavendra Rao, the Secretary, Town and Planning, Punjab, A Venu Prasad, and the UT Adviser, Vijay Kumar Dev. As part of the MoU, the three parties also named the special purpose vehicle (SPV) to execute the project as the Greater Chandigarh Transport Corporation (GCTC) for the development of comprehensive integrated multi-modal urban and sub-urban commuter system for the region. The initial equity of the GCTC shall be Rs 100 crore, which will be contributed equally — 25 per cent each — by the Union Ministry of Urban Development, the UT Administration, Haryana and Punjab.
In the first phase, a 37.573 km metro rail network would be built of which 23.468 km would be elevated and 14.105 km underground Corridor. It would run from north to south. It would start near Capitol Complex and would go up to Mohali. Corridor II, also known as East West Corridor, would start from Sector 21, Panchkula and reach up to Mullanpur.
The proposed routes for the various corridors of the metro network are as follows:
- Corridor 1: Khuda Lahora to IT Park via Punjab University, PGI, Government College, General Hospital, Sector 17- Interchange, Sector 8, Sector 7, Sector 26, Grain Market, Transport Nagar, Chandigarh Railway Station, Manimajra, covering a distance of approximately 16.00 km.
- Corridor II: Sectt. Sector 1 Chandigarh to Bus terminal Sector 104 S.A.S Nagar, Mohali, via Rock Garden, Sector 9, Sector 17 interchange, Sector 17 ISBT, Sector 22-Aroma Hotel Sector 34, Bus Terminal Sector 43, Sector 52, Mohali Sector 62, Sector 60, Sector 72, Sector 71, Sector 75, Sector 76, Sector 77, Sector 78, Sector 87, Sector 97, Sector 106, Sector 105 covering a distance of 22 km.
- Corridor III : Timber Market Chowk Sector 26 to Sector 38 and Dadu Majra along Purv Marg and Vikas Marg covering a distance of approximately 14.6 km.
- Corridor – IV: Housing Board Chowk to Sector 21 Panchkula, via Panchkula Sector 17,16,15,14, & 21 covering a distance of 5 km.
The project is expected to cost ₹113.75 billion (US$1.6 billion), out of which ₹89.95 billion (US$1.3 billion) will be borne by Chandigarh Administration, ₹16.8 billion (US$240 million) will be borne by Punjab Govt. and the remaining ₹7 billion (US$100 million) by Haryana Govt. The expected cost of the metro elevated section is ₹1.4 billion (US$20 million) per Km and that of the metro underground section is ₹3.5 billion (US$51 million) per Km. The metro will be completed in two phases. The estimated cost of Phase-I is ₹89.95 billion (US$1.3 billion) and that of Phase-II is ₹23.8 billion (US$340 million).
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