Metro depots at Gyaspur, Apparel Park



AHMEDABAD: The Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar metro rail will have its first set of depots at two major locations in the city. One of these will be built at Gyaspur, which will cater to the needs of north-south corridor and the second at Apparel Park for the east-west corridor.

8According to the Metrorail Express Gandhinagar-Ahmedabad (MEGA) officials, the locations of the two depots have been finalized.

“The depots are being developed with heavy repair facilities, stabling and light inspection facilities and will have test tracks. MEGA is now in the process of appointing a general engineering consultant for the construction works,” said an official.

MEGA has retained the third rail technology for powering the metro rail instead of overhead power lines. The track will be of the standard gauge. According to the detailed project report prepared by MEGA, the phase-1 is scheduled to be commissioned in October 2018, which includes two distinct routes. More info