Ahmedabad & Gandhinagar Metro
Metrolink Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) is the proposed mass-transit rail system for the cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, India.
The DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd) has already done its techno-feasibility study and submitted its report. Gujarat government has recently re-approached Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for a modified detailed project report (DRP) for a metro rail project in Ahmedabad.
The state government has set up a Rs 200 crore company for the execution of the project. The company is named the Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA). The formation of MEGA is expected to give a major boost to both the metro rail project and the regional rail project which aims to connect the peripheral areas of Ahmedabad with the dedicated rail link.
Interesting feature of this Metro compared to other metro railways in India is this will be based on Broad gauge. Comparative analysis on the long-term cost and other benefits was conducted through an international consultant. France-based metro rail consultants M/s Egis Rail suggested the Broad gauge offers lot of benefit over the Standard gauge and Broad gauge has been selected for this Metro Project.