NAGPUR (Metro Rail News): Track laying work is progressing at rapid pace for Reach-4 (Sitabuldi Interchange-Prajapati Nagar) of Nagpur Metro. So far 80% work of track laying is completed on Reach-4 which includes both up and down lines of the 12.49 km track that has been laid so far.
The total length of the Metro track to be laid on Reach IV is 16.05 km and the remaining work is expected to be completed soon. A total of nine metro stations are proposed on this route of 8.30 km between Sitabuldi Interchange to Prajapati Nagar Metro Station.
As reported in May, 90% of Viaduct and Station construction work is also completed on this section and other works such as OHE, Signalling etc. is also progressing at rapid pace and is expected to be complete by December this year. Recently, Maha Metro Managing Director Brijesh Dixit also directed the officials to ensure quick completion of work on both Reach-4 and Reach-2.
2 out of 4 Reaches of the Nagpur Metro Rail Project have already been operational and the remaining 2 Reaches as mentioned above are expected to become operational by the end of this year. As the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) gives the green signal, metro trains will start operating on these sections.
On the other hand, work on the Kamptee Road Double-Decker flyover is also nearing completion with 82% work of the viaduct is already completed. This is the second double-decker flyover for the city of Nagpur with the first built on Wardha Road by Maha Metro.
The Kamptee Road flyover starts at LIC Square and ends at Automotive Square. Nagpur Metro’s viaduct of Reach 2 (Sitabuldi Interchange to Automotive Square) is being constructed above the flyover. The height of the flyover is about 11 m from ground level while the Metro viaduct is at a height of 25 m.
The total length of flyover is 5.3 km and its total cost is INR 573.16 Crores. Both these flyovers are funded by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). The flyover will immensely benefit commuters travelling towards Kamptee due to reduced traffic congestion.