NAGPUR (Metro Rail News News): The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha-Metro) commenced commercial operations on the first section of Nagpur Metro Aqua Line between Lokmannya Nagar Metro Station and Sitabuldi Interchange today.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Minister of States for Housing & Urban Affairs, Civil Aviation, Commerce & Industry Shri Hardeep Singh Puri flagged off the first train on the 11-km section between Lokmannya Nagar-Sitabuldi Interchange through a video link at 11.00 am on January 28, 2020.
While Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari flagged off the service on the section, in the presence of state ministers Eknath Shinde, Anil Deshmukh, Nitin Raut, Sunil Kedar, Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis, Nagpur Mayor Sandip Joshi, MPs Vikas Mahatme and Krupal Tumane, Secretary of Ministry of Urban Development D.S. Mishra along with top officials of MAHA-METRO and government presence at Subhash Nagar Metro Station in Nagpur today.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that the Phase-I of Nagpur Metro is completed in record time. He appealed the citizens of Nagpur and state to take responsibility to maintain the cleanliness in Metro so that it can attract the tourists and passengers not only from India but from worldwide.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said the proposed Broad-Gauge Metro network will connect the satellite towns like Wardha, Bhandara, Gondia, Chandrapur near Nagpur city. The Broad-Gauge Metro Rail which will be consisting of metro coaches with a speeding capacity of 120 kilometres per hour will be spread across Indian Railways. He also hoped to manufacture the rolling stock of this Broad-Gauge Metro at Sindi Dry port in Wardha district in order to reduce the manufacturing cost of rolling stock.
“Nagpur is among the five fastest-growing cities in the country and he also assured that entire 38-kilometre stretch of Nagpur Metro Network will be completed till December this year” Said Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
The newly inaugurated Nagpur Metro Aqua line passing over the Ambazari lake in the city will connect the east and west parts of the city. This Metro line will facilitate the commuters coming from Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation’s Hingana area and adjoining areas of the outskirts of the city.
Known as the Aqua Line, a total of 24.50 kms of the metro with six stations has become operational in Nagpur and it is deriving 65 per cent of its power consumption from Solar Energy. Nagpur Metro network is now operational up to 24.5 kilometres. , while another five stations are likely to be operational by April, said an official.
The stations on the Aqua Line are Lokmanya Nagar, Bansi Nagar, Vasudev Nagar, Rachana Ring Road, Subhash Nagar, Ambazari Lake View, LAD Square, Shankar Nagar, Institute of Engineers and Jhansi Rani Square with service every 20-30 minutes for 12 hours daily from 8 a.m.
The 24.50 kms are about two-thirds of the total network of Phase I of Nagpur Metro Rail Project, and the remainder of the project is slated for completion by end-2020.
Last year in March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the 13.50 kms section known as Orange Line, running north-south in the city, being implemented by the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MAHA-METRO).
Nagpur Metro Fare Chart
Now enjoy Maha Metro Aqua Line and cut your travel cost in half. Commuters can travel from Sitabuldi to Lokmanya Nagar (one-way) at a fare of ₹20 & to any other stations in between – Jhansi Rani, Institute of Engineers, Subhash Nagar and Vasudev Nagar at ₹10