Friday, September 16, 2011

7. Transport

Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport
Indore City Bus[edit] Air
Indore is served by the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport. Indore airport is about 8 km from the city and currently handles only domestic traffic. The new terminals are presently under construction, as the airport is expanding. The airport has been operating services by Indian Airlines, Jet Airways Konnect, Jet Lite, Kingfisher Red, IndiGo. Indore has a direct connectivity to major cities of India like Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Pune, Raipur and Srinagar, .[22]

A. Rail
The City Railway Division comes under Ratlam Division of the Western Railways. Indore Junction BG is the main and terminal station on the broad gauge line connecting it to the rest of the country. In the Railway budget of 2009 Indore main railway station was listed for upgrade along with other 300 stations across India. Indore is one of the several places in India with both meter gauge and broad gauge railways operational. Regular train services connect Indore to most parts of the country. Electrification of the Indore - Dewas - Ujjain is currently underway.
Indore lies on the Ratlam and Akola metre gauge railway line, the longest remaining functional meter gauge line in India. This section is scheduled for conversion to standard broad gauge under Indian Railways' projected Unigauge system.

B. Road
Indore is connected to other parts of India through national and state highways. The major national highways passing through the city are:
National Highway No. 3 (NH3 - Agra Bombay)
National Highway No. 59 (NH 59 - Indore Ahmedabad)
National Highway No. 59A (Indore - Betul - Nagpur connecting NH 69 )
The Mumbai- Indore section of the National Highway No. 3 and the Ahmedabad - Indore section of the National Highway No. 59 are undergoing multi laning under the NHDP program. Other important regional highways are:
State Highway No. 27 (Indore to Burhanpur)
State Highway No. 34 (Indore to Jhansi)
C. Local Transport

Metro Taxi in IndoreIndore has a public transport system. Atal Indore City Transport Services Ltd, a PPP scheme operates buses and radio taxis in the city. The buses - designated as City Bus today operate on 36 Routes, with around 170 bus stop stations. The buses are color coded according to their route. Some of these buses are also equipped with services like GPS and IVR (around 300) which are used to track the position of the bus with information displayed on LED displays installed on the bus stops. Local transport also includes Auto rickshaw, Van and Local City Ride Buses called Nagar Seva. Many cab services have recently started serving the city, like Metro taxi, City cabs. The major bus terminals are Sarwate bus terminal, Gangwal bus terminal, Navlakha bus stand .

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