Jaipur has always been a fastly developing city in Rajasthan since its foundation. The Pink city Jaipur has seen a lot of evolutions and always welcome the surprises in its lap. Recently the extension of Jaipur metro is one of the biggest gift it has received from the Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The whole new phase 1-B of Jaipur metro has been inaugurated by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on 23 September 2020. It will be covering some important parts of the city as this Metro train will run in the walled city of Jaipur under Metro Phase 1-B covering the distance of 2.12 km from Chandpole to Badi Chaupar.
Benefits to citizens-
Because of the extension in metro line, the citizens of Jaipur are going to get so many following benefits-
– Travel facility in metro from Chandpole to Badi Chaupad.
– All time fully air conditioned compartments for citizens’ comfort and ease of travelling.
– Smart card entry and exit facility so that people don’t have to stand in long queues or get late for important event/work while taking metro.
– Easy access to nearby places like- Chhoti Chaupar, Isarlat, Hawa Mahal, Govind devji temple, Johri Bazaar, Ramganj market. The city area of Jaipur is famous for it’s visitors from all across the world. This phase of metro is also going to increase tourism in Jaipur.
– The view of Heritage of Rajasthan will be shown to the visitors in metro stations by paintings and artworks.
– Metro will save people’s hard earned money as the fare is quite low in comparison to taxis and other transport vehicles.
– Jaipurites will get rid of the rapidly increasing traffic jams in the city as many people at once can travel in metro.
– The metro is going to save people’s time as it is a faster way to commute. Also, the trains will be running at close time intervals so that people don’t have to wait more for the next train. People can cover the distance of 12 KM (From Mansarovar to Badi Chaupar) in just 26 minutes.
– All the operations of the metro will be done considering the social distancing and other safety protocols on first priority. Safety of the citizens will not be compromised.
The total cost of the project is Rs. 1126 crore. The current Gehlot government is not thinking about the profit and loss of the state as the prime objective of the government is to provide ease of travelling to its citizens. It’s really great that in the challenging times of the corona pandemic, the Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is still striving for providing the best to its worthy citizens. In his mentorship, Rajasthan will surely achieve great heights in upcoming time.