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Jaipur Metro to start commercial operations likely from August

LiveMint logoLiveMint 13-05-2014 PTI

Jaipur: Jaipur Metro would most likely start its commercial operations in the pink city by the end of August this year, official sources said on Tuesday.

The trial run of Jaipur Metro will most probably begin in July on its first-phase route from Mansarovar to Chandpole, 10km, and the commercial operations for commuters by the end of August, Jaipur Metro Rail Corp. Ltd (JMRC) chief managing director N.C. Goyal said.

Railway’s Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) on Monday set a top speed of 80km per hour for the pink city’s metro train, Goyal said. After receiving JMRC’s completion report on the first phase and plan for trial run and commercial operation, the commissioner of metro railway safety (CMRS) will soon issue clearance in view of Metro’s speed certificate, he said, adding it might take 15 to 30 days for CMRS’s approval.

JMRC has spent so far `1,800 crore on the first phase, Goyal said. Former chief minister Ashok Gehlot had flagged off the trial run of Metro on a stretch of 5km between Mansarovar and Shyam Nagar on 18 September last year. In around eight months, JMRC has completed the civil, mechanical and electrical works on 10km route from Mansarovar to Chandpole.

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