Trials Begin Through Ahmedabad Metro’s Tunnels & Sabarmati Bridge
Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) on Friday launched train testing on a 10.2 km section between Apparel Park and Gujarat University stations on Ahmedabad Metro Phase 1’s 20.737 km east-west Blue Line.
With electrification work still ongoing, GMRC’s team operated a Zephir battery-operated railcar mover to pull one of its Hyundai Rotem trains through the line’s 6.83 km Shahpur – Kankaria East underground tunnels (built by L&T and Afcons Infra) and out of the West Ramp to the 298.20m Sabarmati River Bridge (built by TPL – CCECC).
GMRC’s primary goal was to check for Schedule of Dimensions (SOD) clearances and observe the train’s interaction with the civil structure to ensure there are no physical obstructions along the way.
Operations on the Blue Line’s 6 km Vastral – Apparel Park section had started on March 6, 2019. This is the first time a train has traveled west of Apprarel Park, underneath the old city, over the Sabarmati and across to West Ahmedabad.
Along the way, the train passed through 8 stations at Kankaria East, Kalupur Railway Station, Gheekanta, Shahpur, Old High Court Interchange, Stadium, Commerce Six Roads and Gujarat University.
Video by a local YouTuber shot at Sabarmati Riverfront:
There’s immense pressure on GMRC to begin operations on the entire 39.26 km Phase 1 project by India’s 75th Independence Day, so we’ll likely see trains starting to run on the rest of the network in / around that time with station finishing works being conducted well into 2023.
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I think electrification work is pending inside tunnel and bridge, because as I see it is completed from old high court to Doordarshan
Yup. GMRC today has started testing between Thaltej – Old High Court.
When will metro run through gandhinagar?
When will metro rhn through gandhinagar?
Not before 2026. Bidding is underway for its construction (Package C3).
Very excited to see in future
Is there a Crossover at Gujarat University? As I saw that Thaltej Metro Stn doesn’t have it so i wonder how trains will change tracks after passing Underground section
Not sure about GU. West of the underground section, there’s a crossover at Old High Court interchange.
I think there is a crossover between Doordarshan and thaltej
When will metro start till kalupur
Aiming in / around Aug 15.
I have high hopes GMRC will operationalise the entire 39.26 km phase 1 by August 15,especially when most of of the construction work is completed.
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Your map of Ahmedabad metro phase 1 has huge mistake.
The position of Ghee Kanta metro station is very far away. And hence the path also becomes faulty.
Please do update it.
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