Metro fares to range from Rs 14 to Rs 41

The deadline for Ludhiana Metro has been fixed for 2018-19 and fares have also been fixed, according to a detailed project report (DPR) prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

When the metro is completed, the journey from Aggar Nagar to the railway station will cost only Rs 25 as compared to a minimum Rs 70-100 charged by a special autorickshaw. Travelling from Punjab Agricultural University to Railway station will too cost only Rs 21.

As per the DPR, a minimum fare of Rs 14 will be applicable on travelling 0-2 kms while the maximum will be Rs 41 for more than 27 km.

The total length of the two metro corridors proposed in the city is around 29 km with east-west corridor from Ayali-chowk to BBMB power house of 15.7 km and north-south corridor from Gill Chowk to Rahon Road Octroi of 13.62 km. "Final DPR has been submitted to the Central government. We are soon expecting the details and feedback from the Centre," said MC Commissioner R K Verma.

As per the DPR, stations are as follows:

East-west corridor

Ayali Chowk, Rajguru Nagar, Agar Nagar, BRS Nagar, PAU, Arti Chowk, Bharat Nagar Chowk, Gurunanak Stadium, Gurdwara Shri Dukhnivaran Sahib, Shingar Theatre, Shivaji Nagar, Samrala Chowk, Vardman Chowk, Jamalpur, BBMB Power House

North-South corridor

Gill village, GNDEC college, Shimlapuri, ATI chowk, Kartar Singh Market, Gill Chowk, Bus stand, Gurunanak Stadium, Railway Station, Daresi Ground, Gurunanak Nagar, Basti Jodhewal, Rahon Octroi post.

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