Surat Metro – Information, Route Maps, Fares, Tenders & Updates

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Surat Metro with 2 lines and 37 stations is an under construction mass rapid transit system (MRTS) being built to serve Surat, the second largest city in Gujarat, by the Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC).

Surat Metro Phase 1 project’s DPR (Detailed Project Report) with a network length of 40.35 km was approved by the Gujarat state government in January 2017 and by the Central Government’s cabinet in March 2019. The DPR’s PDF can be viewed here.

Surat Metro’s first section is expected to be completed and opened in August 2024 beyond its August 2023 deadline. Phase 1 is expected to be completed in 2027.

Surat Metro Phase 1 project has a finalized route length of 41.93 km. The project will be financed mainly through equity from Government of India and Government of Gujarat on 50:50 basis, and through loans from AFD (€250 million) and KfW (undisclosed) with whom GMRC has been in talks with since 2018.

Pre-construction work on Surat Metro’s Phase 1 started in Q1 2021.

System Specifications

  • Top Speed: 80 kmph
  • Average Speed: 34 kmph
  • Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435 mm
  • Electrification: 750 V DC Third Rail
  • Signalling: Communications-based Train Control (CBTC)

Key Figures

Operational: 0 km | Under Construction: 41.93 km | Approved: 0 km 

  • Estimated Cost: Rs. 12,020.32 crore
  • Estimated Daily Ridership: 2.20 lakh/day (2027)

Surat Metro Phase 1 Route Information

Line-1: Sarthana – Dream City

  • Length: 22.77 km
  • Type: Elevated (15.75 km) & Underground (7.02 km)
  • Depot: Dream City (system’s operations control centre OCC to also be built here)
  • Number of Stations: 20
  • Station Names: Sarthana, Nature Park, Varaccha Chopati Garden, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Kalakunj, Kapodra, Labheshwar Chowk, Central Warehouse, Surat Railway Station, Maskati Hospital, Chowk Bazar, Gandhi Baug, Kadarsha Ni Nal, Majura Gate (interchange), Rupali Canal, Althan Tenament, Althan Gam, VIP Road, Woman ITI, Bhimrad, Convention Center, Dream City

Line-2: Bhesan – Saroli

  • Length: 19.26 km
  • Type: Elevated
  • Depot: Bhesan
  • Number of Stations: 18
  • Station Names: Bhesan, Botanical Garden, Ugat Vaarigruh, Palanpur Road, LP Savani School, Performing Art Centre, Adajan Gam, Aquarium, Badri Narayan Temple, Athwa Chopati, Majura Gate (interchange), Udhna Dawaja, Kamela Darwaja, Anjana Farm, Model Town, Magob, Bharat Cancer Hospital, Saroli

Surat Metro Phase 1 Route Map

Official line colors have not yet been announced. Location of stations and alignment shown in map below are tentative. The embedded map can be zoomed into!

An official PDF route map of Surat Metro’s Phase 1 will be added here when available.

Surat Metro Fares (Ticket Prices)

Surat Metro’s fare structure, prices and rules have not been announced yet. That will be finalized closer to the start of commercial operations. GMRC plans to use the latest technologies for its automatic fare collection (AFC) system to allow QR codes and Near Field Communication (NFC) phones to utilize the system.

Surat Metro Tenders

Latest Surat Metro tender notices can be viewed on GMRC’s website. News on these notices, their bidders, awarded tenders and contracts are covered in further detail here on news & construction page.

Surat Metro Contractors

GEC: Phase 1 General Engineering ConsultantSYSTRA – AECOM – Egis Rail JV
DDC: Detailed Design Consultancy (DDC) for Phase 1’s elevated viaduct, stations, transition spans & depot at Bhesan. Line-1: Sarthana to UG Ramp and Line-2: Bhesan to SaroliDIMMTS – Tec-Cuatro – NPEC Consultancy JV
DDC: Development of Multi Modal IntegrationRITES – RINA Consulting
DDC: Tunnel Ventilation System (TVS) and Environment Control System (ECS) for underground tunnels and stationsRINA Consulting
DDC: Detailed Design Consultancy (DDC) for Power Supply & Distribution System, 750 V DC Third Rail Traction Electrification and SCADA SystemArdanuy Ingeniería S.A. – RITES JV
EIA/SIA: Independent Environmental and Social ConsultantLEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd.
Consultant for PPP AFC System by Open Loop EMV and RUPAY based ticketingErnst & Young LLP
Package DC01: Civil construction of Dream City Depot, Operations Control Centre (OCC) and Metro BhavanITD Cementation India
Package DC02: Civil construction of Bhesan Depot & WorkshopRail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL)
Package CS1: Construction from Kadarsha Ni Nal to Dream City (11.6 km viaduct & 10 stations)Sadbhav Engineering – SP Singla Construction JV and subcontracted to Patel Infra
Package CS2 / UG-1: Construction from Kapodra Ramp to Surat Railway Station (3.46 km underground section – tunnels with 3 stations)Gulermak – Sam India Builtwell JV
Package CS3 / UG-2: Construction from Surat Railway Station to Chowk Bazar Ramp (3.56 km underground section – tunnels with 3 stations)J Kumar Infraprojects
Package CS4: Construction from Kapodra North Ramp to Sarthana (4.15 km viaduct and 4 stations)Ranjit Buildcon
Package CS5: Construction from Bhesan to Majura Gate Station including viaduct ramp to Bhesan Depot (10.559 km viaduct and 11 stations)Ranjit Buildcon – Dilip Buildcon (RBL – DBL JV) is lowest bidder
Package CS6: Construction from Majura Gate Station to Saroli (8.702 km viaduct & 7 stations)Dilip Buildcon Ltd (DBL)
Rolling Stock: 72 CoachesTitagarh Rail Systems
Electrification System: 750 V DC Third RailSiemens
Telecommunications SystemHFCL Ltd.
Track-work: Ballastless and ballasted track for Line-1RVNL – ISC JV
Track-work: Ballastless and ballasted track for Line-2Rahee Infratech
Tracks: Head-Hardened RailsJindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL)
Automatic Fare Collection (AFC): NCMC EMV based systemPaycraft Solutions Pvt. Ltd. – Airtel Payments Bank JV

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