Bhopal Metro Flagged Off For Trial Run! From Building Cost To Route, Here’s All About It

by Shreya Rathod
Bhopal Metro Flagged Off For Trial Run! From Building Cost To Route, Here’s All About It

Bhopal Metro, also known as Bhoj Metro, is being constructed to offer an easier way to commute around the city. There are two phases—Orange Line and Blue Line—of the metro line. There are 6 corridors in total, totalling 104.87 kilometres (65.16 miles) in length. Lines 2 and 5 are being built over a total distance of 28 kilometres in the first phase of the Bhopal Metro project and it was flagged off for a trial run!

Bhopal Metro: Phase 1 Flagged Off For A Trial Run

At Subhash Nagar in the city on Tuesday, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, signalled the start of the Bhopal Metro train’s trial run. Prior to giving the metro train the all-clear during this event, CM Chouhan also offered prayers to the almighty. The Chief Minister rode the metro train as well. He evaluated the setup and amenities. On this occasion, a large number of public representatives, senior officials, and other notable city residents were also present.

Before flagging off the metro, the chief minister stated that this was a revolutionary step. In Bhopal, a fresh revolution in transit is beginning. What we stated we did. The metro is currently prepared for trial. The former administration cursed the state of Madhya Pradesh. Despite having problems, Madhya Pradesh now has a metro.

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The chief minister added that the metro would be expanded to Mandideep and Sehore in addition to being restricted to the metropolis. It would even be extended up to Vidisha if necessary.

Safe Travel, Automated Operation & More!

He further stated that he commends the entire team for their quick work on the city’s metro development. According to him, the metro signifies safe travel, automatic operation, and no fear of traffic accidents, and elderly and female passengers are also safe in it.

The public will arrive at their destination faster, making it convenient. It will provide comfortable travel and is well-equipped. Compared to alternative travel options, such as a four-wheeler, it will be less expensive. It will not only be inexpensive but also a lovely journey.

Another reason is that the metro symbolises equality; people who own cars, those who own two-wheelers, and others will all go in it. Everyone would get a chance to transport by the metro.

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The 31-kilometre-long Bhopal Metro is being constructed at ₹6940 crore.

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