Road to Rail: Energy-Efficient Metro System for Growing City

Road to Rail: Energy-Efficient Metro System for the World’s Fastest-Growing City

  • KfW providing around EUR 440 million to assist Indian city of Surat with environmentally and climate-friendly urban development
  • Improvements in economic development and the population’s living standards
  • Easy access to the metro: expanding pedestrian and cycle paths around stations
Metro SystemsRoad to Rail: Energy-Efficient Metro System for the World’s Fastest-Growing City

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On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), KfW has today signed an agreement with the Indian Ministry of Finance for a EUR 240 million reduced-interest loan and a promotional loan amounting to EUR 202 million to help build a metro system in the Indian city of Surat. The new mass rapid transit system is intended to reduce road utilisation, greenhouse gas emissions, and particulate and nitrogen oxide pollution. There will also be measures to ensure access to the metro for large sections of the population as well as making the city more walkable, bike-friendly and liveable.

Two lines are to be built, spanning a total length of more than 40 kilometres (25 miles), along with 38 stations and two depots. In addition, the agreement will fund the procurement of up to 24 trains with a total of 72 carriages. To provide easier access to the metro, pedestrian and cycle paths will be extended approximately 500 metres around the metro stations. Funding is also being provided for the signalling system, platform doors, lifts and escalators in the stations as well as soundproofing along the tracks.

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