I recently traveled in Ahmedabad’s latest transportation form, the new Ahmedabad metro. Here is my trip report of my journey from Thaltej to Vastral Gam.
Before starting things off, let us get a brief overview of the new metro. On October 2, 2022, our prime minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the East – West corridor of the metro line starting from Thaltej to Vastral Gam. After achieving this great feat, again on October 6, 2022, the North – South corridor of the metro line was started from APMC to Motera. The fares are minimal, starting from ₨ 5 to Rs 25.
I arrived at Thaltej station about three in the afternoon to begin my adventure. Despite the crowd, I was able to obtain the train trip token. I paid about Rs 25 for it. To my amazement, there were no long lineups when we entered the security checkpoint, so we quickly passed and we had checked in, the train arrived after 15 minutes.
The train had three coaches in it. It was fully electric by one loco pilot was operating the metro. When the light turned green, the doors closed. In the beginning, it was slow but later on, it picked up speed and we saw beautiful sights of the Sabarmati river.
Then, we went underground and saw all the stations.
In the end, we arrived at Vastral Gam and to my surprise, it was beautiful. I deboarded the train and ate some snacks and enjoyed the train ride from Vastral Gam to Thaltej.
To sum it up, it was a joyful and mesmerizing journey and we should also try it at least once in our lifetime.
Name :- Savit Kumar
School – D.A.V International School, Ahmedabad