The project is planned to be completed in two phases, meeting at an interchange at Nepali Farm. It is expected to cost around Rupee 401.5bn ($US 5.2bn) in total, or roughly Rupee 5.5bn per kilometre.
The first stage of construction will be between Haridwar and Rishikesh, incorporating 10 stations along a 32km line. The second will extend from Nepali Farm to Dehradun and will have another 10 stations along its 41km in length. UMTA set to cooperate with Delhi Metro on the project, and work on the first stage is expected to be completed by 2024, according to Uttarakhand cabinet minister Mr Madan Kaushik.
The metro is intended to address congestion along the route, with stations planned every 1.5km, and is expected to have an average operational speed of 35km/h. It is intended as part of the state’s Comprehensive Mobility Plan, which will integrate the inter-city metro with planned transit systems in each of the three cities, which will incorporate cable cars and Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) systems.