Visakhapatnam Metro

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Visakhapatnam Metro Rail
Overview
LocaleVisakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of lines3 (planned)
Number of stations42 (planned)
Websitewww.vizagmetro.org
Operation
Operation will startunknown
Operator(s)Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation (AMRC)
Technical
System length42 km (planned)
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)

Vizag Metro is a planned rapid transit system in the Indian city of Visakhapatanam, Andhra Pradesh. 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.[1]

History[edit]

A metro rail project has also been planned by GVMC to arrest chaotic traffic condition on the streets. After the proposal was submitted by the GVMC in February 2014, the Urban Transport Department gave in-principle approval for going ahead with feasibility studies and DPR. On 25 June Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has called for global tenders for a Detail Project Report to be prepared for a 25 km stretch based on traffic density. GVMC received bids from RITES, SYSTRA group, SREI infrastructure finance Limited, Hyderabad based Aarvee Associates; Delhi-based LEA Associates South Asia Private Limited and US-based AECOM Consultants for preparing the detailed project report. But later the project went under the scrutiny of a seven-member committee set up by the state government and the tender process had to be scrapped.[2]

Post Andhra Pradesh bifurcation[edit]

The Visakhapatnam Metro Rail system is proposed in AP reorganization act.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vizag on track for Metro rail project". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  2. ^ "DMRC prepares report on Vizag Metro rail". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 8 September 2015.