Posted on 15 Mar 2023
Manish Singh, managing director of the Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation, stated on Sunday that the test run at the Priority Corridor of the Indore Metro Railway would begin in August-September 2023. "The Metro Rail project is a primary concern for Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Our goal is to have a trial run at the Super-Priority Corridor of 5.9 km by next August-September," Singh stated on his travel to Indore, specifically to examine the Metro Railway's Gandhi Nagar depot and fix issues experienced by the development firm during the depot's construction.
While assessing the building work, Singh requested that the task on the depot be prioritized so that the Super-Priority Corridor could be completed by September 2023. During the tour, Singh also witnessed the work at the Gandhi Nagar depot. He was informed of the difficulties Metro Rail Corporation local officials encountered while executing the project. Singh directed that the issues be resolved through mutual collaboration so that the work could be completed more quickly.
Collector Ilaya Raja T, who was additionally present during the assessment, stated, "The administration would perform all forms of cooperation, and every feasible attempt will be undertaken to accomplish the Metro project at a rapid pace."
Metro Rail Corporation is completing the work quickly. At a meeting held on Saturday, it was determined that the project would continue even if the Pravasi Bharatiya Sammelan and the Global Investors' Conference 2023 were hosted in the city in January.
"Work has begun to temporarily halt traffic on a 200-meter stretch near the projected Gandhi Nagar station on the Super-Corridor. "A reroute is being prepared at this location so that traffic is not hindered and the Metro construction work may continue smoothly," officials stated. Singh questioned how the modified diversion path could be made appealing to convey the vision of Indore city in a beautiful shape from the Metro construction site.
While speaking with Metro Rail Corporation executives, Singh directed that the technical details be fulfilled by establishing relationships with the Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) and other research institutes. Singh directed that quality and security be prioritized in Metro construction projects and urged authorities not to sacrifice them under any circumstances.
Establishing the site inspection from the suggested Metro station near Gandhi Nagar, Singh highlighted the significance of making sure of orderly traffic and managing diversions on the Metro construction corridors during the two major occasions proposed for the city at the start of next year—the Global Investors' Summit, 2003, and Pravasi Bhartiya Sammelan.
During the site visit, collector Ilaya Raja T, municipal commissioner Pratibha Pal, Ajay Sharma, director of the Metro Depot Project, KC Chauhan, general manager Anil Joshi, deputy general manager, officers of the general consultant, and officials of the Metro construction contractors were present.