NAGPUR (Metro Rail News): Nagpur Metro has constructed the longest double-decker viaduct (metro), measuring 3,140 metres, on the Wardha Road in Nagpur, setting a new Guinness World Record in the process.
Three metro stations on the 3.14 km double-decker viaduct on Wardha Road are Chhatrapati Nagar, Jai Prakash Nagar, and Ujjwal Nagar. To meet the functional requirements of the metro, these stations need unique planning that is station-specific and considers site-specific restrictions and requirements for double-decker viaducts. As a result, these stations’ engineering thought processes, ideas, design, and implementation are complicated.
Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, applauded the effort of Nagpur Metro and tweeted, “Another feather in the cap ! Heartiest Congratulations to Team NHAI and Maha Metro on achieving the Guinness Book of World Record in Nagpur by constructing thelongest Double Decker Viaduct (3.14 KM) with Highway Flyover & Metro Rail Supported on single column.”
“The project has already bagged records from Asia Book and India Book. Now receiving this eminent award is indeed a proud moment for us. I heartily thank & salute the incredible Engineers, Officers & Workers who persevered round the clock to make this happen,” Nitin Gadkari said in another tweet.
Another feather in the cap !
Heartiest Congratulations to Team NHAI and Maha Metro on achieving the Guinness Book of World Record in Nagpur by constructing longest Double Decker Viaduct (3.14 KM) with Highway Flyover & Metro Rail Supported on single column. #GatiShakti @GWR pic.twitter.com/G2D26c7EKn
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) December 4, 2022
“The double-decker viaduct of 3.14 km on the Wardha Road in Nagpur, Maharashtra was commissioned by Metro Rail traffic on 5 March 2019 and for Highway traffic on 13 November 2020, is the Longest Double Decker Viaduct on any Metro Rail system,” according to a statement by the Guinness World Records, London.