CTMTC – Chandigarh Metro Rail Project Phase I – India - Project Profile

CTMTC – Chandigarh Metro Rail Project Phase I – India - Project Profile


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Chandigarh Tricity Multi-Modal Transport Corporation (CTMTC) is planning to undertake the first phase of Chandigarh Metro Project in India.

The project involves the construction of a 37.57km metro rail line of which 23.468km will be elevated and 14.105km underground, furthermore, 7.8km will be developed in Mohali (Punjab) and 6.41km in Panchkula (Haryana).

The first phase includes the development of two corridors as follows:

Corridor I:
The North-South Corridor (Red Line): It includes the construction of 15.57km line covering Khuda Lahora to IT Park via Punjab University, PGI, Government College, General Hospital, Sector 17- Interchange, Sector 8, Sector 7, Sector 26, Grain Market, Transport Nagar, Chandigarh Railway Station, and Manimajra.

Corridor II:
The East-West Corridor (Blue Line): It includes the construction of 22km line covering Secretariat Sector 1 Chandigarh to Bus terminal Sector 104 S.A.S Nagar, Mohali, via Rock Garden, Sector 9, Sector 17 interchange, Sector 17 ISBT, Sector 22-Aroma Hotel Sector 34, Bus Terminal Sector 43, Sector 52, Mohali Sector 62, Sector 60, Sector 72, Sector 71, Sector 75, Sector 76, Sector 77, Sector 78, Sector 87, Sector 97, Sector 106, and Sector 105.

The first phase also includes the construction of 30 metro stations, Sector 17 metro station is an intersection point for two lines, pedestrian ways, the installation of 16 metro rails comprising 10 metro trains will run on the East-West corridor and 6 metro trains on the North-South corridor, security features, elevators and the construction of other related infrastructure.

In January 2008, MoUD directed the Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh administrations to undertake the detailed project report (DPR) works.

The cost of the project will be shared by the central government, Chandigarh Administration, Punjab and Haryana state governments. The government of Haryana will be a partner with Chandigarh administration in the project, while the Punjab government will just bear the cost of the project falling in its area.

The 56% of funding out of the total cost of the project is planned to be taken from Japan and the loan amount will be equally divided into four stakeholders of the project. The trains are also planned to be imported from Japan.

In June 2009, Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES) was appointed as the survey consultant for the project.

In July 2012, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) submitted the DPR to MoUD after the completion of the geotechnical survey by the DMRC team.

In June 2013, MoUD initiated the process of formulation of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) named CTMTC for the implementation of the project.

In June 2015, Chandigarh, Haryana, and Punjab signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the formation of an SPV, the Greater Chandigarh Transport Corporation (GCTC).

In October 2015, DMRC has submitted the revised detailed project report to the Chandigarh Union Territory.

In November 2015, MoUD sent back the revised DPR of the project to the UT administration, to take the approval from Punjab and Haryana governments before submitting it to the Union government and to change the name of the project.

In January 2016, Punjab and Haryana governments approved the development of the project.

CTMTC is in the process of seeking central government approvals.


The project involves the construction of a 37.57km metro rail line in Chandigarh, India.

The US$1,800 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of a 15.57km North-South Corridor

2. Construction of a 22km East-West Corridor

3. Construction of 30 metro stations

4. Construction of an intersection point at Sector 17 metro station

5. Construction of pedestrian ways

6. Installation of elevators

7. Installation security features

8. Installation of 16 metro trains

9. Construction of other related infrastructure

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