Travel: At least 100 cities in India to have their own Metro networks by 2047, said official!


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Highlights:

  • By 2047, there should be own metro network in at least 100 cities.
  • On the 100th year of Independence Day.
  • The metro network should be of 5000 kilometer.

Now in the various state and the cities, the work of the metro has started and in progess. Projects already functional or in the pipeline in several cities across the country. It is a assumptions that by 2047 at least 100 cities will have their own such networks- the 100th year of independence — Durga Shanker Mishra, secretary, Union housing and urban affairs ministry, has said.

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In 2047, when the country marks the 100th year of its independence, we will have Metro trains running in at least 100 cities. The total length of the Metro network in the country currently stands at 500 kilometers. By 2047, its length will have increased 10 folds to 5000 kilometers,” Mishra said.

“Before the pandemic, up to 8.5 million people were travelling on Metro trains each day. At present, their number is at around 3-3.5 million,” he further said.

At present, India’s Metro network is the fifth-largest globally, with trains operating in cities such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Jaipur, Gurugram, Noida, Lucknow etc. Projects are lined up in various other cities as well. Kolkata Metro, launched in 1984, is the oldest while Delhi Metro, which commenced operations in 2002, is the second-oldest, as well as the largest and busiest.

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