The metro service in the pink city was flagged off by Chief Minister of Rajasthan Mrs. Vasundhra Raje today on Wednesday 3rd. June 3, 2015 at 11.00 A.M. from Mansarovar metro station.
The pink city has now joined the league of India cities which includes Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata, having metro connectivity.
The first train for the day will leave the Mansarovar station on 6:45 A.M. and Chandpole station at 7.00 A.M. every day. The operation of the train for the day will terminate at 21:00 hrs i.e. 9 P.M. in the evening. The train will operate at the frequency of 10-15 minutes and the total trains per day from Mansarovar to Chandpole will be 66 and 65 trains will operate from the opposite end.
The train run on Sundays will be reduced to 58 and 57 respectively owing to anticipation for low traffic.
The entire route is 9.63 km long out of which just 0.50 Kmsis underground and the rest iselevated track with a unique feature ofdouble-decker segment whereinmetro track will run on top tier which gives a panoramic view of rapidly growing modern Jaipur, while BRTS corridor and vehicular traffic will run onfirst tier. It will halt at 9 stations during its run. Fare for the 9-km metro stretch will be in three slabs of Rs 5, Rs 10 and Rs 15.
The tourist cards for unlimited trips are priced at Rs. 50 for one day and Rs. 150 for 3 days. It is speedier and comfortable in comparison to Delhi Metro, a public address system akin to air service, compact CCTV security, and information about the destination station on LCD, automatic operating system are few of the salient features this train possesses.
Apart from this Work on the 2.3-km underground stretch is currently in full swing. Once completed, the metro will reach Badi Chaupar, right outside the popular Hawa Mahal in the walled city.
Metro has transformed Jaipur from a heritage city, studded with archtectural marvels into a world class smarter city.