DMRC Begins Soil Testing for Surat Metro’s DPR

A couple months after the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation was appointed to prepare Surat Metro’s Detailed Project Report, a specialized contractor appointed by the DMRC for geotechnical investigation was spotted conducting soil tests at different locations around the city! Earlier in February, the Gujarat government had allocated Rs 2 crore in the 2016-17 budget for preparing the DPR of the city’s metro project of which the first draft is expected to ready by the end of the year. Following that, the DMRC invited bids in May for geotechnical investigation work.

Site 1: Ghod Dod Road


Photo Copyright: Pinkesh Patel

Site 2: underneath Parle Point flyover


Photo Copyright: Mohit Shrivastava


Photo Copyright: Mohit Shrivastava

The city has an existing 31 km Bus Rapid Transit System comprising of 2 corridors and as many as 10 new corridors are planned to be built in the future, so it’ll be interesting to see how the DMRC plans the metro routes and whether a part of the existing BRT system route will be repurposed or not. Stay tuned for more!

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3 Responses to "DMRC Begins Soil Testing for Surat Metro’s DPR"

  1. Kunal says:

    a correction regarding BRTS
    actually 70KM of BRTS route is operational & till the end of the year 165KM would become operational!

    • TMRG says:

      I haven’t followed the BRTS’ development closely, so thanks for pointing that out. Which routes are operational? Udhna Darwaja to Unn (10 km) and ONGC to Sarthana (21 km) opened in 2015 and Jahangirpura to Pal (8 km) was supposed to open this year. Which other corridors are operational?

      • Kunal says:

        ONGC to SVNIT (6.5) has also become operational. also Pal one’s has extended upto Kosad EWS (21). & latest one is Anuvrat Dwar – Daksheshwar Mahadev (8) totalling upto 70kms.

        Soon to be operational
        Magob – Gajera Circle (via Hirabaug) (11)

        Under Construction
        Surat Railway Station – Kamrej 15.5 km
        Sahara Darwaja – Kadodara 15 km
        Puna-Bhestan Via Dindoli 7.2 km
        Amroli – Kapodara 4.8 km
        Udhna Cross roads to Saniya Kande 9 km
        ONGC Colony – Dumas Beach via Airport 7.6 km


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