If all goes to plan, Indore will very soon have its own tramway, running along the length of 19 kilometers, starting from the Airport and covering the distance between Super Corridor and Bypass. On Monday, a meeting took place between an expert from France and the local administration, where officials from TATA Company were also present.
According to details available, all the parties agreed on the basics of the project and now respective companies involved have been asked to submit a detailed work report so that the process of getting the approval from the state government can be started.
The project will be developed in Indore as part of clean city project in France, where one city from the country ties up with another in a different part of the world. Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace region in northeastern France had earlier selected Pune from India for the tramway project.
But on a visit to the latter, French officials realized that they wanted a city whose development was at par with Strasbourg. Hence, the idea of Pune was shelved and Indore chosen.
The French expert Phillips is believed to be extremely impressed with the facilities.
Quick facts about the tramway
To be built from Airport covering Super Corridor to reach Bypass.
Will be 19 kilometers long.
Cost at Rs 15 – 20 crore per kilometer.
Capacity of 300 commuters at a time.
Full speed of 80 km/ hr.
Will run at a usual 35 – 40 km/ hr.