Rail of 2 thousand cr of Ahmedabad Metro and annual income of 24 lakhs

Gandhinagar, 27 September 2022

In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ran the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Phase-1 train on 4 March 2019 at 5 pm to vote. No one is ready to board this train in 3 years from 2019 till today. The cost of 6.5 kilometers of rail has been 2 thousand crores but the income has 2 lakhs in a month. Annually Rs.24 lakhs.

During the year 2020-21, Gujarat Metro’s annual earnings are 4.42 lakh, only 130 passengers sit in metro trains daily. This was 6.5 times less than Metro’s earnings in the first year of operation. Revenue should have increased but has decreased. In 2021-22, only 130 people travelled daily in the Ahmedabad Metro. The average passenger per day during 2019-20 was 800-900.

Passenger fare in 2019-20 is Rs. 28.7 lakh, it has come down to 4.42 lakh in 2021. It is expected to grow rapidly after the first phase.

This is despite the fact that seven of the 32 trains imported from South Korea are running on a 6.5 km track between Vastral village and Gardner Park. Trains running empty for three years

GMRC officials say that 83 percent work of Ahmedabad Metro Phase-1 has been completed. GMRC has already started development on Ahmedabad Metro Phase-II, which will connect Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.

  1. AHMEDABAD METRO takes 12 mins 53 sec to travel distance from Vastral Village to Apparel Park. It takes about 12 minutes 22 seconds to travel on the opposite route.

Modi also took a train journey by flagging off the Metro at Vastral village station. After stopping the train for two days, the train was opened for the general public from March 6. It also introduced free metro travel for 10 days.

On 7 March 2019, the Metro had to stop after the AC was switched off at 2.55 pm. People suffocated. After 10 days again the train had to be stopped due to technical fault.

In this way, within 10 days of the start of the metro, the metro train got damaged twice.

In 2019, the ticket was Rs 10 per passenger. Only 100 passengers used to sit in this train daily. Which should actually carry 10 thousand passengers per day. The 6.5 km metro was launched in March 2019, after which no other route could be launched till 2022. The huge delay was intentional. Because after 2019 there was no election. Now that the 2022 Gujarat assembly elections are approaching, Modi is once again going to launch the line on 30 September 2022.

A failed project from the start

The Metrolink Express Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (mega) metro train has been a failure ever since it was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The first phase has 32 stations and two depots.

After 14 years, the metro train was launched for the general public on 6 March 2018. There was corruption in several phases in the operation of the Ahmedabad metro train which started in 2004. Due to corruption, so far only 6.5 km of the route has been prepared instead of 40 km. In which people have lost crores.

Plan went back a year

In March 2019, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the six-kilometre route of the Ahmedabad Metro Rail, the work between APMC and Shreyas Crossing was delayed. This work was to be completed in April 2019. Now it cannot be completed even till 2022.

The Metrolink Express Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) project is a prime testament to the incompetence of the BJP governments.

The 7 kilometer metro rail from Vastral to April Park in Ahmedabad started on March 4, 2019, and has earned barely Rs 28 lakh from the ticket. 2.89 lakh passengers arrived in 330 days. An average of 675 passengers per day. In which 2 lakh passengers traveled with tickets. The rest traveled for free.

Free Travel Days From 6 March 2019 to 14 March 2019, 75,917 people traveled during the free travel-like journey.

Rs 300-350 crore has been spent for one kilometer of work up to 20 km up to Thaltej. Not even 1% return on investment. Ahmedabad Metro is running in loss. A large number of passengers are not ready to board it.

The speed is 20 to 30 kilometers per hour. Runs at a lower speed than a motorcycle. Actually, the speed should have been 80 to 90 kmph.

1017 passengers can travel simultaneously in three coaches of Metrorail.

A trial run was done in February 2019. Six stations of the East-West Corridor of Ahmedabad Metro Route have become operational with effect from 6th March 2019.

Passengers not met by metro

The fare for 6.5 km from Vastral to Apparel Park may be Rs 10, but no one sits.

The fare was fixed from Rs 5 to 2.5 kms and Rs 10 to 6.5 kms. Six to seven rounds are made daily.

Earlier the timing of the train was from 9 am to 6.30 pm. But the timing was changed due to non-availability of passengers. This was done from 11 am to 4.50 pm. A coach was running 6 coaches with a capacity of 300 passengers.

Metro Passengers in 2019

4th March to 14th March 75917 free raved passengers

38169 passengers from March 15 to March 31

April 35 thousand

may 50108

June 36709

July 32068

Passengers do not get frequency on time. A 50-minute train was barely available. So the passengers were not avatars. People prefer to go by shuttle rickshaw instead of train.

The 21.16 km long Corridor 1 (East-West) will connect Thaltej village with Vastral village with 18 stations. Corridor 2 (North-South) will be 18.87 km long and will connect Motera to Gyaspur with 16 stations. Connected to the depot. Both the corridors are being constructed under Phase 1 of the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project. Phase 2. Left excavation work has also started on 28.254 km of the corridor.

Estimated Fares

From 30 September 2022, the fare for the first 2.5 km on the Ahmedabad Metro route will be Rs 5 and after that up to 7.5 km the fare will be Rs 10.

Tickets for the first 6.5 km from Vastral Village Metro Station to Apparel Park Metro Station cost Rs 10.

The Ahmedabad Metro fare for the 21 km stretch from Vastral village to Thaltej will be Rs 25.

Metro fare for 1st to 3rd metro station is Rs 5 and smart card fare is Rs 4.5. After 3 stations, the metro fare increases to Rs 10 and the smart card fare to Rs 9.



Ahmedabad Contact Information

If you have any query or feedback for Ahmedabad Metro you can reach at following address and contact number: –

Office Address: Registered Office: Block No.1, 1st Floor, Karmayogi Bhawan, Behind Nirman Bhawan, Sector 10/A, Gandhinagar: 382010

Main Business Office: 803 8th Floor, GNFC Info Tower, Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad – 380054, Gujarat.

Contact No.: 79-23248572, 79-26800000, E-mail: info@gujaratmetrorail.com