Ahmedabad Metro Rail

Ahmedabad, 5 November 2023

Ahmedabad’s 21 km long corridor also runs metro trains above the river and below the city. While the North-South corridor is 18.87 km from Vasna APMC to Motera village.. There will be 15 metro stations on this route.

The first phase of the metro train is of 40 km, in which the metro train will run on two corridors, East and West and North and South. It is noteworthy that 32 stations have been included in this Phase-1. While the East-West Corridor covers an area of 21.16 km, this corridor includes from Thaltej village to Vastral Apparel Park, with 17 stations, this corridor is 18.87 km long.

The initial phase of Metro Phase 1 started in the year 2019. Ashram Road is an 8.5 km stretch over the railway line. Gandhigram is the first station in the country where metro and broad gauge are combined. The metro train runs 6.5 km underground from Shahpur Darwaza to Kankaria East.

Details of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-I

Total length – 40.03 km

Working Length – 6.50 Km

Opening length – 32.14 km

Remaining length- 1.39 km

Total stations – 32

Operating Station – 6

Stations which are being inaugurated- 23

Shesh Station-3

Total Depot – 02

Working Depot – 01

Depot inauguration – 01

Remaining Depot – 00

The work on the remaining 1.39 km and 3 stations mentioned above, for which land was acquired late, is in progress. Which is targeted to be completed in February/March 2023.

Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-I has two corridors.

East-West Corridor

Total length – 20.91 km

Working Length – 6.50 Km

Opening length – 13.30 km (with underground – 6.5 km)

Remaining length- 1.39 km

Total stations – 17

Operating Station – 06

Station being inaugurated – 09

Advanced – 06

underground – 03

Remaining Station – 02

Total Depot – 01 (Apparel Park Depot)

Working Depot – 01

Depot is being inaugurated- 00

North-South Corridor (elevated)

Total length – 19.12 km (18.84 km main road + 0.28 pocket line)

Length of work – 0.00 km

Opening length – 18.84 km

Remaining length – 0.00 km

Total Stations – 15 (Elevated)

Operating Station – 00

Stations which are being inaugurated- 14

Remaining stations – 01

Total Depot – 01 (Gyaspur Depot)

Working Depot – 00

Depot inauguration – 01

names of stations

East-West Corridor

1. Vastral Gram Station

2. Continuous cross road

3. Vastral

4. Rabari Colony

5. Amraiwadi

6. Apparel Park

7. Kankaria East

8. Kalupur Railway Station

9. Ghikanta

10. Shahpur

Old High Court (Exchange)

11. SP Stadium

12. Commerce Six Road

13. Gujarat University

14. Gurukul Road

15. Doordarshan Kendra

16. Thalatej

17. Thalatej Village

north-south corridor

1. Motera

2. Sabarmati

3. AEC

4. Sabarmati Railway Station

5. Ranip

6. Wadge

7. Vijaynagar

8. Osmanpura

9. Old High Court

10. Gandhigram

11. Paldi

12. credit

13. Rajivnagar

14. Jeevraj

15. APMC

stations running between them

East-West Corridor

1. Vastral Gram Station

2. Continuous cross road

3. Vastral

4. Rabari Colony

5. Amraiwadi

6. Apparel Park

Details of the 23 stations and 32.1 km being inaugurated include:

East-West Corridor (from Garment Park to Thalatej)

1. Kalupur Railway Station

2. Ghikanta

3. Shahpur

Old High Court (Exchange)

4. SP Stadium

5. Commerce Six Road

6. Gujarat University

7. Gurukul Road

8. Doordarshan Kendra

9. Thalatej

North-South Corridor (Gyaspur Depot to Motera)

1. Motera

2. Sabarmati

3. AEC

4. Ranip

5. Veg

6. Vijaynagar

7. Osmanpura

8. Old High Court

9. Gandhigram

10. Paldi

11. Shreyas

12. Rajivnagar

13. Jeevraj

14. APMC

Various stages of construction work:

Soil Testing/Verification
Display Design by DDC
Utility identification (water, cable, sewer lines, etc.)
utility transfer
pile foundation
pile cap
pear cap
Girders (Box Girders, I Girders and Steel Girders)
deck slab
third rail
station of

The elevated and underground stations consist of three levels.

At elevated stations the road level is below and the concourse level and platform level are above.

Underground stations have street level at the top and concourse level and platform level below that.

road/road level

There are entry/exits, parking, drop off zones, footpaths etc. at street level.

Entry/exit is usually on both sides of the road, to allow pedestrians to enter easily and to reduce conflicts with vehicle traffic.

Stairs, lifts and escalators are provided for the convenience of passengers at entry/exit.

Ramps have been constructed near the lifts at street level which have been designed to accommodate persons with disabilities.

Each station has been designed with appropriate ramps, lifts/lifts, tactile (warning and directional) etc. as per relevant norms for safe and comfortable travel of disabled passengers.

concourse level

Paid and unpaid areas are separated near the station.

Passengers buy tickets from the unpaid area and enter the paid area, from where they can go to the platform and board the train.

Ticket office, system room, station control room, toilets etc. have been constructed on the concourse.

platform level

high plate

Forms are designed to accommodate weather, lighting and ventilation. Platform Screen Doors, Directional Door

Facilities like SMS, Emergency Telephone, Public Address System (PAS), Passenger Information Display System (PIDS) etc.; have been provided on the platform for the safety of passengers.


Two types of track structures have been provided for the corridor under the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project network. Normal ballast track (except inside workshops, inspection lines and washing plant lines) is laid in depots, while ballastless track is laid inside viaducts and tunnels. The entire track is made seamless with LWR/CWR.

Gauge – Standard Gauge (1435 mm)

Operating speed of train – up to 80 kmph

Average speed of train – 35 km per hour

Major construction works:

Cantilever Construction (CLC):

The CLC has been constructed by balanced cantilever bridge method at Thaltej cross road junction. Its total length is 165 meters. It has 2 spans of 45 meters and one span of 75 meters.

River bridge construction:

A 263 meter long river bridge has been built on the Sabarmati River. It has a total of 6 spans and the length of each span is 43.8 meters (approximately). The construction was done using pile foundation method.

Underground Tunnel:

4 underground metro stations have been constructed and connected using top down approach and balance through Twin TBM Bore Tunnel, NATM Twin Tunnel, Twin Box Pushing Tunnel, Cut and Cover Box Ramp, Open Ramp and Cut and Cover in the underground section. .
Length of section Twin Board Tunnel – 4098 m,
Twin NATM Tunnels – 1073 m,
Twin Box Pushing – 331 metres,
Total 17 cross passages using NATM

Open Web Girder:

An open web girder 73 meters long and 12 meters wide has been constructed on the Ahmedabad-Delhi railway line. The total weight of the girder is 850 metric tons. The girder is launched at a speed of 250 mm per minute using two winch machines near Chimanbhai Bridge.

different parts of the system

Automatic Fare Collection (AFC)
Platform Screen Door (PSD)
train (rolling stock)
traction/power supply
Fire Fighting
HVAC (Heat, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
E&M (Electrical & Mechanical)
180 kva dg set
2 x 20 KVA UPS Battery
Traction/Power Supply System:
The source of energy to run the metro system is electricity. It is used to run trains, station services, workshops, depots and infrastructure. Ahmedabad Metro Phase-1 receives electrical power at 132 KV voltage level from the respective GSS (Grid Substation) of the Electricity Supply Authority at four RSS (Receiving Substations).

The 132 KV power supply at RSS is stepped up to 33 KV using oil cooled power transformers and then through 33 KV cables through viaducts/tunnels to the auxiliary and traction substations, 750 V DC traction supply and auxiliary services. For is distributed in 415 V AC.

The 750 V DC system uses a third rail system to provide power to the train.

The third rail is made in 15 meter lengths, which are joined together by special splice joints.

DG sets and UPS batteries have been arranged at each station.

Signaling System:
Cab signaling system with Continuous Automatic Train Control (CATC) system based on Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) system.

Train Control System:
Automatic Train Protection System (ATP)
Automatic Train Operation (ATO) System
Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) System
Axle Counter System (Secondary Detection)
Telecommunication System:
fiber optic transmission system
Tetra Radio System
telephone exchange system
Public Address System (PAS)
Passenger Information Display System (PIDS)
Closed Circuit Television System (CCTV)
Integrated system with access control and intruder detection system (ACID).
Central Digital Recording System (CDRS)
An IP PBX telephone system with approximately 30 phone connections per station.
Terrestrial trunk radio (TETRA) with one radio in each train and 300 hand-portable radios.
Proper Storage System:
automatic entry/exit doors
TOM (Ticket Office Machine)
TVM (Ticket Vending Machine)
RCM (Recharge Card Machine)
Platform Screen Door:
Fully automatic half height (1.7 m) platform screen gates are provided at elevated stations and full height platform screen gates (2.1 m) are installed at underground stations.

Train details (rolling stock).

32 train sets,
96 train coach
Length – 22.6 meters
Width – 2.90 m
Height – 3.98 meters
There are 3 coaches in each train. Each station has been designed for 6-coach trains keeping in mind the future requirement. The train is made of stainless steel.

Other facilities provided to the passengers inside the train:

Passenger Emergency Alarm – 12 Nos.

Passenger Information System – 18 Nos.
Dynamic Route Map Display – 6 Nos.
Destination Indicator – 8 Nos.
Digital Route Map – 12 Nos.
External Speaker – 12 Nos.
Separate space for disabled wheelchairs
cctv cameras
OCC (Operation Control Center)

The entire management of the metro is done by an OCC. It is monitored through SCADA system.
All are monitored through CCTV cameras from a central security monitoring system.
passenger safety

Stations conform to internationally accepted standards

National fire

Designed to meet evacuation and fire protection standards as per Fire Protection Association (NFPA-130).
The space inside the station and stairs/escalators have been designed as per relevant provision of the code for safe evacuation of passengers in case of emergency.
Emergency fire escape stairs and dedicated fireman’s stairs are provided in underground stations as per accepted standards.
Passenger screen gates are provided at all elevated stations and passenger screen doors at all underground stations to avoid any accidents on the tracks.
Emergency walkways along with bridges and tunnels are provided to evacuate passengers in case of fire.
As recommended by NFPA-130, cross paths are provided between two tunnels to allow passengers to move from one tunnel to the other.
Each metro coach is equipped with surveillance cameras and talk back.
Surveillance cameras have also been provided at metro stations.
Fire detection and suppression provision system has been planned.
DG sets and UPS have been provided at stations to arrange backup power supply. Pump rooms and water tanks are provided for their specified functions.
Special toilets, special crew facilities have been provided for women. All stations will be monitored with CCTV cameras and SRPF and private security personnel will be deployed.

Special facilities for disabled:

There will also be special ramp and wheelchair facilities for the disabled. Additionally, as per the National Building Code (NBC) guidelines, tactile walkways, low height ticket counters, Braille call buttons and handrails in lifts and restrooms have been provided.

Metro is integrated with various transport modes like Bullet Train, Railways, GSRTC, BRTS. Kalupur and Gandhigram stations are connected by rail, Kalupur and AEC stations are connected by bullet trains and BRTS buses are provided from Ranip, AEC, Sabarmati, Wadge stations.

Entrance/Exit, Lift and Escalator

Following are the details of entry/exit, lifts and escalators of 23 stations being inaugurated in Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-I.

Detailed number of sequence entries/exits
1 total 129
2 task 21
3 openings*85
4 Plan for the future 15
Detailed number of sequence lifts
total 1 142
2 tasks 24
3 are being inaugurated*86
4 Planning for the future 20
Detailed number of sequence escalators
total 1 179
2 tasks 25
3 are being inaugurated *116
4 Planning for the future 20
*This includes connections to Bullet Train, Railways etc. ,

Licensing System and Approval Process:

Licenses and certificates for lifts.
License and certificate for escalator.
RDSO approval for rolling stock (trains).
Indian Railways approval for rolling stock (trains).
Technical clearance for all systems from RDSO.
Approval of tunnel ventilation system design.
Wireless Operating License from Department of Telecommunications (DOT).
Certificate from ISA (Independent Safety Assessor) for the safety of signaling system.
Certificate from ISA (Independent Safety Assessor) for the safety of platform screen door systems.
Fire evacuation by AMC fire department for each station.
Recruitment and training of station controllers and train operators – more than 250 in number.
Approval to start the metro by the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS).
fare card

Ticket fare for different stations in both the corridors will be between Rs 5 to Rs 25.
fare sequence length
1 First 2.5 km Rs. 5
2 2.5 km to 7.5 km Rs. 10
3 7.5 km to 12.5 km Rs. 15
4 12.5 km to 17.5 km Rs. 20
5 17.5 km to 22.5 km Rs. 25

(google translate from Guajarati)