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Nagpur Metro all set to roll soon

THE ASIAN AGE. | JOSEPH RAO
Published : Mar 4, 2019, 3:20 am IST
Updated : Mar 4, 2019, 3:20 am IST

It’s a question of a few days when the Nagpur Metro will start its commercial run on a section of its first phase.

The Rs 8,680-crore Nagpur Metro is the dream project of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union minister Nitin Gadkari.
 The Rs 8,680-crore Nagpur Metro is the dream project of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union minister Nitin Gadkari.

Nagpur: The Nagpur Metro will very soon start rolling on its elevated tracks, thus placing Maharashtra’s second capital in the prestigious club presently occupied by Mumbai and other metropolitan cities.

The Rs 8,680-crore Nagpur Metro is the dream project of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union minister Nitin Gadkari. The duo has left no stone unturned to make the project a reality from its conception to stages involving the detailed project report (DPR), allocating financial resources, infrastructure facilities and rolling stock and motivating a few hundred workers, supervisors and officers.

It’s a question of a few days when the Nagpur Metro will start its commercial run on a section of its first phase.

A final inspection from the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) was expected within a short time though the Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) of Indian Railways conducted a full-fledged trial run recently and found it fit. Since the entire stretch on North-South and East-West corridor is fully elevated, the authorities faced a little difficulty in terms of land acquisition and tunnelling, as was the case with the Mumbai Metro. Moreover, one salient feature of the Nagpur Metro is that a two-km stretch on North-South corridor on Nagpur-Wardha Road is a double-decker platform where road transport will operate on one level and Metro on the one above simultaneously, managing director Brajesh Dixit, said, here.

He said this double-decker route is probably one of its kind in Central India or in the country.

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