NAGPUR (Metro Rail News): According to a news report, Central Minister for Road Transport & Highways inaugurated Nagpur’s 3.14 km double-decker flyover on Wardha Road to carry vehicles on the first level and Nagpur Metro’s Orange Line on the second level.
The design of this structure on Wardha Road – spanning between Sonegaon Police Station and Ajni Square was finalized in September 2015 after which the NMRCL revealed a model to the public.
This is the first of three double-decker viaducts planned in Nagpur Metro’s Phase 1 project. The other two are under construction at Gaddigodam (4.375 km) on Kamptee Road also for the Orange Line and at Prajapati Nagar on Bhandara Road for the Aqua Line.
To facilitate its construction, NCC and Matte Associates in November 2016 demolished a 15-year-old flyover at Chatrapati Chowk in an operation that lasted 8 days. The first segment was launched in September 2017 and the first cantilever wing, to carry vehicular lanes, in March 2018.
The first 13 km long section of this project was made operational on March 8, 2019, and the station at Ajni Chowk just opened up on October 22. The three, extremely high, stations located within this section are located at Ujwal Nagar, Jayaprakash Nagar and Chhatrapati Square.