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Jaipur Metro between Chandpole and Chhoti Chaupar soon; Trial run successful

The internal trial of Jaipur Metro from Chandpole to Chhothi Chaupar was successful. The metro ran at a speed of 10km/hr and the distance between these stations was covered in 10 minutes.

| Updated:
September 29, 2018 1:18 pm
Jaipur metro tunnel badi chaupar chandpol

Jaipur Metro tunnel between Chandpole and Badi Chaupar. Image credit: Post Staff.

Jaipur: The trial runs for underground Jaipur Metro between Chandpole and Chhothi Chaupar have received a green signal. People will soon be able to travel between these stations in Jaipur Metro. Chief minister Vasundhara Raje will formally inaugurate the route before the model code of conduct comes into force.

The traffic in the Walled City had been suffering for the past five years due to the excavation work between these two stations. Traffic had been diverted at several places. The work will be completed and Jaipur Metro will run underground soon.

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After the inauguration of the Jaipur Metro route between Chandpole and Chothi Chaupar, the construction of underground track from Badi Chaupar to Chothi Chaupar will start.

According to Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) officials, the trial and verification for both the stations will take up to six months.

Jaipur Metro will soon run from Chandpole to Chothi Chaupar and then Chothi Chaupar to Badi Chaupar. Metro trains are currently running from Mansarovar to Chandpole.

According to JMRC’s Executive Director of Operations G S Bhanwariya, the internal trial from Chandpole to Chothi Chaupar was successful. The metro ran at a speed of 10km/hr and the distance between these stations was covered in 10 minutes.

The internal trial will be conducted again after the signals will be installed at the route from Chandpole to Chothi Chaupar. It can take up to three months more for the passengers to travel in this route, added GS Bhanwariya.

The excavation work for the 2.4-km second stage of Jaipur Metro started in 2016. Advanced technology was employed with an eye on preserving the city’s rich heritage. Excavation at the two Chaupars (city squares) — Badi Chaupar and Chothi Chaupar — which fall on the proposed phase 1B route was done in scientifically and archaeologically appropriate manner.

First published: September 29, 2018
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