Apr 03 2009

Chandigarh Metro Rail

Whenever I see the underground Metro Station at Connaught Place (New Delhi), I am immediately reminded of the underground Metro Station that we had visualised for Sector 17 in 2004 when my party had initiated the proposal for establishment of Metro Rail in ChandigarhOne of the major concerns of our city today is its growing traffic. What used to take ten minutes till some time back, now takes more than half an hour. There is rapid increase in the number of people travelling as well as the number of vehicles on the roads of Chandigarh.One big reason for this is the non-existence of an effective public transport system which can take a major part of the traffic load on its own shoulders. Majority of the residents of the tricity, therefore, have no choice but to use their own vehicles to travel within Chandigarh. Due to this, our parking facilities also remain congested, adding to the problem.

If elected, one of my immediate priorities would be the establishment of Chandigarh Metro Rail, connecting Chandigarh from corner to corner. The project would also cover Panchkula, Mohali and other surrounding areas of Punjab, Haryana & Himachal.

Its benefits would be many.

Metro would reduce the road traffic drastically, by giving an economical and sensible alternative to all of us. It would also provide an option for direct travel between Panchkula and Mohali without having to cross through Chandigarh.

Chandigarh Metro would also change the perspective of MNCs towards Chandigarh and they shall open their view to a better and far more attractive Chandigarh.

Chandigarh, being a planned city, is most suited for this project as its construction can be done without disturbing its basic structure. It would also take much lesser time to construct as compared to other cities.

As seen across Delhi & Kolkata, this phenomenal concept of technology has not only made commutation easy but has also drastically improved the quality of life for the common man.

This is exactly what we propose to do for the common man in Chandigarh.

I await your suggestions.

Warm Regards.

Satya Pal Jain


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  1. Anonymous

    Thats a sensible idea…

  2. Jitin Talwar

    Good idea….i am happy that someone is thinking and talking about the metro.

  3. Anonymous

    Sir I would like to appreciate your concerns for our city. As you very rightly said chandigarh’s infrastructure has room to accommodate metro rail service especially underground.
    I have been facing a lot of problems in commuting especially through 35-22 road. Its mostly packed. I think it will make easier for working people to travel and chandigarh more pollution free.

    – Richa

  4. jitin

    Metro ( if it becomes areality) will generate more jobs for the city and the region….

  5. rajinder

    its great sir, bcoz chandigarh need this it will help to reduce traffic nd also will generate employement
    sir i will really pray for ur victory so that this project or idea could be executed in real.

    Rajinder Kapoor

  6. Veeru

    Sir Regards ji!!!!!!
    Issues raised by you are really for the common man and i am very hopeful about yours victory, all the best!!!!!
    Virbahadur Verma

  7. Anonymous

    मेरे विचार में मेट्रो रेल के निर्माण के साथ साथ आप सरकारी तंत्र में फेल रहे भ्रस्टाचार को मिटाने के लिए भी काम करेंगे ! आज आईएस जैसे अधिकारी भी घुस लेते देखे गए है जिन पर हमारे नेताओ का भी आशीष रहता है !

  8. Gurvir singh

    This idea is very great for chandigarh for the common man.. bUT what i was thinking people of chandigarh they mostly blieve in showoff.. so the rich people or the chandigarh young youth never going to use metro. Because of attitude problem they cant use metro.. it anly will be for working people or a middle class people. Because this is a Rs 15,000 crore project which is very big amount, administration should have a look of this aspect which is public attitude. Or they shoul think about other alternatives because if it fails its gonna be a very big loss for you..They shoul conduct a survey for every type of people that what they think about that. Otherwise this gonna be a very good idea…

    Gurvir singh

  9. Anonymous

    when thw work start of metro in chandigarh.

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