M/s RITES has proposed a multi-modal mass rapid transport system covering the cities of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali with 144.2 kms of BRTS and 64.3 kms of Metro to be implemented in two phases. Out of the total length of 64.38 kms of the metro, 44.8 kms. fell in the Chandigarh area, 6.5 kms in Haryana (Panchkula) and 13 kms in Punjab (Mohali). Subsequently it was decided to implement 25 kms. of the metro in the first phase. Out of the two corridors proposed one of 19 km connected the Sarangpur to Sector 15 Panchkula via Chandigarh Railway Station and the second connected the Capitol Complex to Sector 75 Mohali spanning 14 kms.On the request of the Punjab and Haryana Government, it was decided to extend the east- west corridor upto Mullanpur (Punjab) at the western end and upto Sector 20 in Panchkula (Haryana) on the eastern end.