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Jaipur's Metro Train to be inaugurated tomorrow

 A significant step in making Jaipur a smart city 
Jaipur,  The Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje, will inaugurate Jaipur Metro Rail Project (Phase 1A) on Wednesday.  The Minister Urban Development & Housing, Shri Rajpal Singh Shekhawat will preside over the opening ceremony to be held here at Mansarovar Metro Station.
The State Government has added a golden chapter towards  the development of Metropolitan culture by starting of Jaipur Metro, which would play an important role in bringing Jaipur in the category of world class  smart cities.
Jaipur Metro Rail will also include Jaipur in the metro rail network club of india  after Delhi NCR, GurgaonBangalore,Mumbaiand and Kolkata.
          After the inauguration, Jaipur Metro will commence its regular operations on the same day 2 PM onwards from all its 9 Metro stations.
Jaipur Metro Rail- Background  
According to Chairman & Managing Director of Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Shri Nihal Chand Goel, Jaipur Metro Rail Project has been planned keeping in view the urban transport demands of the city for the next many decades. Planned to provide an affordable and reliable system of public transport, the project intends to spur economic development of the city while preserving its rich heritage and culture. Thus, the launch of Jaipur Metro is a significant step in making Jaipur a smart city.
          The city of Jaipur had a population of 31 lakh in 2011, which is projected to grow to 81 lakh in 2031.  Based on the traffic and transportation studies by M/s. Wilbur Smith and the DPR prepared by DMRC, Jaipur Metro Rail Project is planned to come up in phases, as indicated below:-
Phase
Length (kms)
Cost (Rs. in crores)
Phase I (1A + 1B)
12.07
  3,149
Phase II
23.80
10,394
Created as SPV for implementing the project, Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation is a wholly owned company of the State Government. Currently the Central Government and the State Government are in the process of discussing and finalizing mutually agreed terms of converting this SPV into a JV of GoI and GoR.  Meanwhile, entire funding of the project has been done by the State Government and its agencies.
Project Details
For effective execution of the project in its initial stages, the total work of Phase-1 was divided into two parts: Phase-1A and Phase-1B. 
Work of Phase-IA from Mansarovar to Chandpole covering a length of 9.63 kms, including the technical and management consultancy, was awarded to DMRC on deposit terms.   This is the Metro line that is getting flagged off on 3rd June, 2015, and has been named as ‘Pink Line’, as it takes you to the Pink City.
The salient features of Jaipur Metro Rail Project (Phase-1A) are as under:
Description
Details
Route
Mansarovar to Chandpole
Elevated Route Length (in Kms.)
9.13
Under Ground Length (in Kms.)
0.50
Total Route Length (in Kms.)
9.63
Elevated  Stations
8
Under Ground Station
1
Total Stations
9
Estimated Capital Cost (Rs. in crores)
2023
Foundation Stone
24.02.2011
Inaugural Run
03.06.2015

Unique Features of Jaipur Metro
Getting completed in about 4 years and a quarter, Jaipur Metro Rail Project is one of the fastest project implementations in Metro sector.
With an innovative and participative land acquisition mechanism set up for Jaipur Metro, the land acquisition has been very smooth and most expeditious.  The Empowered Settlement Committee set up for the purpose worked out mutually agreed rehabilitation package for each and every project affected person.
Because of speedy land acquisition and project implementation, there have been no cost over runs.
The project is fully funded by the State Government and its agencies, namely, Jaipur Development Authority, Rajasthan Housing Board and Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation Ltd.
In terms of planning, Jaipur Metro is set to become a good example of multi-modal integration, as it is also connecting the Railway Station and the Inter-State Bus Terminal; and Metro feeder services are also being launched by JMRC.
Civil structure of Jaipur Metro has many innovative and path breaking features, including a double-decked elevated corridor common for Metro & BRTS. Also, all the Metro stations are supported by a single row of piers to make the overall structure lighter and more open. 
As an effort to reduce energy consumption, the procured rolling stock uses regenerative braking system which in turn will lead to 30% energy saving.
A rain water harvesting system has been built into the design, whereby entire length of the viaduct will act as catchment for the rain water harvesting structures created under alternate spans to recharge the ground water level.
Provision has been made for free drinking water at all the Metro Stations.
Upto 30% of Jaipur Metro's operation and maintenance staff, including train operators and station controllers, are women.
Fare Structure
An innovative fare structure, with differential fares for peak and off-peak hours, has been introduced.  Fares have been fixed in multiples of Rs. 5 and a flat discount of Rs. 5 has been offered for off-peak hours.

No. of Stations travelled
Standard Fare for Peak Hours
(in Rs.)
Standard Fare for
Off-peak Hours
(in Rs.)
0 to 2 stations
10
5
3 to 5 stations
15
10
6 to 8 stations
20
15

As an introductory offer, for the first six months, off-peak fares will be charged throughout the whole business day.
Automatic Fare Collection system has been installed to collect and manage the fare revenue.
Upto 15% discount has been offered on Smart Cards to encourage their usage. These can be recharged using the website of Jaipur Metro or the Ticket Vending Machines installed at all Metro stations.
Two types of Tourist Cards, One-day Tour Card and Three-day Tour Card, have been introduced, which can be used for unlimited number of trips during the day(s) of their validity.  For details refer to Annexure-1.
Time Table
As per the Time Table issued by JMRC for first three months, trains will operate from Mansarovar to Chandpole and from Chandpole to Mansarovar at a frequency of 10 to 15 minutes from 6.45 AM to 9.00 PM every day:
SN
Feature
Direction
On all days
except Sunday
On Sunday
1
First passenger Train
Mansarovar to Chandpole
06:45
2
Last passenger Train
21:00
3
First passenger Train
Chandpole to Mansarovar
07:00
4
Last passenger Train
21:00
5
No. of Passenger trains per day
Mansarovar to Chandpole
66
58
6
No. of Passenger trains per day
Chandpole to Mansarovar
65
57
7
Total Passenger Trains per day
131
115
8
Headway
Mansarovar to Chandpole
08:30 to 10:30
17:00 to 19:00
Every 10 minutes
Every 15 minutes
06:45 to 08:30
10:30 to 17:00
19:00 to 21:00
Every 15 minutes
Chandpole to Mansarovar
09:00 to 11:00
17:30 to 19:30
Every 10 minutes
Every 15 minutes
07:00 to 09:00
11:00 to 17:30
19:30 to 21:00
Every 15 minutes
9
Maximum Speed
Both directions
60 kmph
10
Run time (incl. dwell time)
Both directions
23 minutes
11
Punctuality criteria (if reaching late at terminal)
Mansarovar