Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) has started the construction work for Phase-1 of the Surat Metro rail project. Tenders of over ₹3,002 crore for various civil works, including those for the underground section, have been awarded. Work has been initiated on the 21.59 km corridor between Sarthana and Dream city as it is longer than the two corridors in the project. Work has also been started on the elevated corridor between Dream city to Majura Gate and within the underground section between Apodaca and Chowk Bazaar.
The first tender for building the 11.6 KMs elevated section from Dream City to Chowk Bazar has been awarded to a venture between Sadbhav Engineering Ltd. and SP Singla Constructions Pvt Ltd. The underground section on the same corridor between Dream City and Sarthana has been allotted in two packages. JK Infra Projects have been awarded the contract to construct the underground section between Chowk Bazar to Surat Railway Station at ₹943 crore. A joint venture between Gulermark and Sam India Built well has been awarded ₹929 crores contract to build the underground section between Kapodara to Central Warehouse. The fourth tender of ₹350 crore has been awarded to ITD Cementation India for constructing the Dream City Depot. The scope of work will also include constructing the Operations Control Centre and metro Bhavan headquarters at Dream city.