NAGPUR (Metro Rail News): Devendra Fadnavis, the deputy chief minister, announced on October 23rd that the BJP-Shiv Sena government plans to test a “Metro Neo” system in Nagpur that is identical to the one that has been proposed in Nashik.
It is intended to be piloted in Phase II of the Nagpur Metro Rail Project.
Fadnavis made it clear that Metro Neo coaches will only be introduced in very limited quantities and that the majority of metro rail coaches in the second phase would be comparable to those in the first phase.
The Maharashtra government was instructed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that ‘Metro Neo’ parts were ‘Made in India’ which will significantly lower overall project costs.
Nagpur Metro Rail Project Phase-II consists of the following 4 extensions of two corridors of Phase-I, totaling 43.8 km
MIHAN – MIDC ESR – 18.6 km
Kanhan River – Automotive Square – 13.0 km
Prajapati Nagar – Kapsi – 5.5 km
Lokmanya Nagar – Hingna – 6.7 km
Phase II will connect the satellite cities of Nagpur and will highly benefit a population of over 10 lakh residing in these areas. It is scheduled to be completed in 2026.
The Nagpur Metro project will have a total length of 82 kilometers when it will be operational.