The fate of Metro Rail Project’s north-south corridor from Sitapura to Ambabari now lies in the hands of chief minister Vasundhara Raje.
Brainstorming for this second phase of the corridor from airport to collectorate is on for the last one year but its alignment is yet to be finalised. An amended detailed project report (DPR) will be made only after the state government gives its nod to the new alignment.
According to sources, the DMRC had finalised the Metro route’s alignment for north-south corridor some five months ago. As per the projected route, the Metro was to run underground near the airport and on an elevated corridor near Jawahar Circle. However, the JMRC did not give its consent to this route. For the last one-and-a-half years, an amended DPR of Jaipur Metro scheduled to run underground from airport to Tonk Road via Jawahar Circle is being made.
The DMRC had prepared three alignments prior to this but none of these was finalised by the Gehlot-led government and this is why an amended DPR could not be made. Now the DMRC will prepare an amended DPR on the new alignment.
The state government had prepared a DPR of existing east-west corridor (Mansarovar to Chandpol) in 2009 and the work had started in 2010.
However, the government could not start work on north-south corridor.
The tender process for this corridor is also pending for the last two years.