Metro rail plays a major role in the public transport system of many major Indian cities. Metro rail is a rail service between a central business district and the suburbs, a conurbation or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis.
Metro trains that handle commuter traffic are all electric multiple units (EMUs). They usually have nine or twelve coaches, sometimes even fifteen to handle rush hour traffic. One unit of an EMU train consists of one power car and two general coaches. Thus a nine coach EMU is made up of three units having one power car at each end and one at the middle. The rakes in the metro rails run on 25kv AC.
"Ranchi will get rid of traffic problems through facile public transport management system. Metro rail is a good and effective alternative for the capital. Smooth traffic management is the Government's priority which can be made possible by promoting comfortable public transport system" : Chief Minister -Raghubar Das.
Consultant has been appointed for the ambitious project of Ranchi Metro. As per the DPR, the initial phase three corridors will be made to improve transportation in Ranchi. The Ranchi Metro on its 16.2 kilometres long tracks will operate through Smart City, MG Marg, Kutchery Chowk and a depot after the CRPF Camp station. The 16.2 km route will have 17 stations. Rs 4,120 crore will be spent in the first phase.
In the second phase, the Metro route will be extended from Piska More to Namkum and Kantatoli Chowk to Mesra. In the beginning, the frequency of the train will be six minutes which later, will be brought down to 2.30 minutes, claims the DPR.
Phase - 1
Route - From Smart City in Greater Ranchi to Kutchery Chock.
Length - 16.2 km
No. of stations - 17
Estimated cost - 41.50 billion
Time - 3 years
Financers - 60% (World Bank), 20% (Central Government ) and 20% (State government).
Boggies - 3
Max. load in pick hour - 20,000
Height from ground - 6-7 meters
Pillar - Single
Power supply - new power grid to be constructed near Hatia, 66 acres of land has been pointed for that
Phase - 2
From ITI Bus Stand to Booty More via Ratu road. Fine details will be available soon.