Dilip Buildcon’s joint venture with RBL has received the letter of acceptance from Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation for the Surat Metro Rail project involving ₹1,061-crore investments. The project is a 40.35-km long metro rail stretch comprising two corridors.
The length of the first corridor — Sarthana to Dream City line — will be 21.61 km, of which 6.47 km would be underground and the rest elevated with 20 metro stations — Sarthana, Nature Park, Kapodra, Labheshwar Chowk Area, Central Warehouse, Surat Railway Station, Maskati Hospital, Gandhi Baug, Majura Gate, Roopali Canal and Dream City and the completion cost of the project is ₹12,020 crore.
The Bhesan to Saroli metro corridor, with a proposed length of 18.74 km, would be completely elevated, with 18 stations — Bhesan, Ugat Vaarigruh, Palanpur Road, LP Savani School, Adajan Gam, Aquarium, Majuragate, Kamela Darwaza, Magob and Saroli.
The Dream City and Bhesan depots will fulfil the maintenance requirements of the Surat Metro Rail project, which will be financed mainly through equity from the Centre and state government on a 50-50 basis and loans from bilateral and multilateral agencies.