Guwahati Metro

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Guwahati Metro
Owner Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA)
Locale Guwahati, Assam, India
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 4 Phase 1(planned)
Number of stations 54
Headquarters Guwahati
Train length 3 coaches
System length 61.4 kilometres (38.2 mi) (planned)

The Guwahati Metro is a rapid transit proposed for the city of Guwahati, Assam, India. The total system consists of 4 corridors covering a distance of 61.42 km.[1] in phase one of the Guwahati Metro.


On 11 January 2013, Former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi held discussions with officials of Guwahati Development Department (GDD) and Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), in which after detailed deliberations it was agreed by the Chief Minister that there is a need of urgently taking up the study of introducing metro rail and a bus rapid transit system (BRTS) in the city to arrest the chaotic traffic condition on the streets.[2] An assamese daily "Dainik Agradoot"published an article on 19 June 2012 regarding the probable Metro Rail of Guwahati.

Feasibility study[edit]

The survey of the proposed project will include preliminary exercises such as a study of the number of commuters in different areas of the city at different times of the day and a calculation of the estimated cost of the project.[3] The survey will conduct a track type feasibility study at different places. Three types are considered 1. Underground Track, 2. Overground track, 3. Elevated track .The Khanapara – Jalukbari route will have Overground & Elevated tracks because this route is not congested. The other two routes will be a combination of Underground and Elevated tracks.The contract to make feasibility report & to prepare Detailed Project Report is awarded to M/S Rites Ltd by the GMDA in the month of June 2014.However it is suggested that elevated tracks will be most viable in Guwahati because they are rather cheaper and can boost tourism potentiality.


Four corridors have been planned by GMDA under the first phase of Guwahati Metro [4]

Line First operational Last extension Stations Length
Terminals Rolling stock Track gauge
Line 1 22 26.6 Dharapur Narangi 1435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge
Line 2 10 10 M G Road Khanapara 1435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge
Line 3 14 19.4 Jalukbari Khanapara 1435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge
Line 4 8 9.4 ISBT Paltan Bazar 1435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge
TOTAL 54 61.4

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