With an aim to ease traffic congestion on busy Ajmer Road in Jaipur, India's first three-deck elevated track, costing around Rs 200 crore, will be constructed with a metro line on top, officials said.
"A total 2.95 km elevated track, which will include a four-lane 1.6 km double-decker road (connecting Sodala to Civil lines), will be constructed from Gopalpura Badi to Sushilpura on Ajmer Road," they said.
The ground level would be used for light vehicular traffic and Bus Rapid Transit System, while the first level will be for heavy vehicles. On deck three, a metro track will be laid.
The project will be Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, which has signed an agreement with Jaipur Development Authority on Saturday.
Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Chairman G S Sandhu said this will be India's first such structure, which is expected to complete by 2013 with an estimated cost of Rs 200 crore.
He said the project was proposed under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission and since a metro-line was also planned on the Ajmer Road stretch, the government decided to construct the structure.