Chongqing rail transit projects win approval

he Short Term Plan for Chongqing Urban Rail Transit Construction (2012-2013) was approved by the National Development and Reform Commission days ago. A total of 8 projects were approved, with the whole length of 215.04 kilometers and investment of about 109.7 billion yuan, according to Chongqing Rail Transit Group on February 22, 2013.

The Short Term Plan is to construct 9 lines of 410.24 kilometers long in total.

And the 8 projects are as follows: the 1st phase of Line 4, the 1st phase of Line 5, the 1st and the 2nd phase of the branch of Line 6, the 1st and 2nd phases of Line 9, Line 10, and the Loop Line, which are accumulatively 215.04 kilometers long.

The 410.24-kilometer rail transit network in Chongqing, composed with 9 lines (indicating Line 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 and the Loop Line), is to be completed by the year of 2020, when the rail transit will amount for 47% of the public transit.

Chen Siyan