Nagpur: Making commuting easy for public, the authorities in Nagpur have chalked out a plan to connect the Foot Over Bridges (FOBs) of Ajni and Nagpur Railway Stations with Nagpur metro stations. This is a significant move as it will extend more facilities to commuters. With FOBs connected to metro stations, riders will be able to move freely and reach the railway and metro stations without any hurdle or transport.
This will also save time of passengers who have to get down from railway to reach metro or vice-versa. Taking steps in setting up the FOBs connectivity, Rail India Technical & Economic Service (RITES) had given Detail Project Report (DPR) of proposed second phase of ‘Majhi Metro’ project in Nagpur. The aim is to boost public transport facilities in rural part of Nagpur district.
As per details Phase II will be covering rural areas of Nagpur district and will be act as an addition to the ongoing first phase work. RITES have worked as expert consultant for designing and drafting of the DPR. The report has been submitted to the authorities after studying all facets concerning the second phase. The proposed Phase will be covering a stretch of 48.3 km length with 35 stations planned.
The work on Maha Metro – Nagpur is going well and is as per the schedule. The first phase of work is meeting all its timelines and authorities expect to roll out the operation soon. In Phase I there are 40 Nagpur Metro stations that will cover a stretch of 41.7 Km and has four corridors.
Once Phase I and II are completed, Nagpur city will have a Nagpur Metro network spread across 89 Km with 73 stations. With this development commuters will be able to travel easily from one part of Nagpur to another within short period of time. Common public will have access to comfortable and swift transport.
Taking connectivity to another step, the Ajni and Nagpur Railway Stations will be connected with metro stations via FOBs. This will make commuting easy and faster for commuters in Nagpur and those coming from outside.