A New Metro Line Will Soon Connect Dehradun, Rishikesh & Haridwar Easing Travel

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
A New Metro Line Will Soon Connect Dehradun, Rishikesh & Haridwar Easing Travel

The Uttarakhand Metro Rail Corporation (UKMRC) is establishing the Dehradun–Haridwar–Rishikesh Metro Corridor to provide hassle-free transportation facilities to the people. Construction will soon begin on the future metro rail project in Uttarakhand. Metro services in Dehradun are expected to start operating in three years, which will greatly benefit the people. The elevated metro is expected to be constructed in two phases.

Improving Connectivity And Easing Travel

Through the initiative, Rishikesh and Haridwar will have better connectivity and higher foot traffic. The Metro Corridor Dehradun-Haridwar-Rishikesh will be able to carry approximately one lakh commuters daily once it is operational. Traffic on the roads will be significantly reduced owing to this. Using primary and secondary traffic data, Uttarakhand Metro Rail, Urban Infrastructure and Building Construction Corporation Limited prepared a detailed project report for Metro Neo, an innovative transport system. The estimated cost of the whole project will be ₹40,150 crores. 

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Two Phases, Route Details

Line 1: Haridwar to Rishikesh 

The metro line is proposed to start near Jatwara Bridge in Jwalapur and will terminate at Chandrabhaga bridge in Rishikesh. The metro will run parallel to the Haridwar-Rishikesh highway. The number of stations is 10 here. 

Line 2: Dehradun (ISBT) to Nepali Farm

After Nepali Farm, following the National Highway-7, the line will connect with Dehradun city’s Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) via the Vidhan Sabha. 

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