Nagpur, Metro Rail News: The Dreams come true of orange city people to commute in Nagpur Metro!
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off The 13-km Sitabuldi-Khapri section of Nagpur Metro phase 1 on March 7, 2019, at 5 pm through video-conferencing from New Delhi. Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis will then inaugurate the first train from Sitabuldi station.
With the inauguration, Nagpur will officially become the second city in Maharashtra and the tenth city in India to have Metro rail. Maha Metro was functional since April 2018, the commercial operations still hadn’t kicked off. In the meanwhile, joyrides were conducted from Khapri to Airport South station to give the riders a brief experience.
Nagpur has set a record of being the fastest Metro to make the at-grade section operational. The 5.5 kilometres stretch was functional within just 30 months of the beginning of the construction work. It is the Lucknow Metro that holds the record of fastest Metro to begin commercial operations as it took merely 36 months to flag off. Nagpur Metro comes second in line with 41 months as the duration to achieve this feat
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Nagpur Metro Fare
A journey between Sitabuldi Interchange and Khapri Metro Station – which covers a distance of 13 km – would cost a passenger just Rs 20 instead of regular fare of Rs 34. Similarly, short distance journey spanning up to 3 metro stations would be extremely cheap as the passenger would have to pay just Rs 10. The comparative fare for the similar distance as decided is Rs 23.
|Khapri to Airport Metro Station||10|
|Airport to Sitabuldi Interchange||10|
|Khapri to Sitabuldi Interchange||20|
| Lokmanya ||10|
Nagpur Metro Time Table
Maha Metro MD Mr. Brijesh Dixit Tuesday informed that the route, comprising five stations from Khapri to Sitabuldi section are Khapri, New Airport, Airport South, Airport, Jaiprakash Nagar and Sitabuldi – will be operational initially for passengers on March 8.
“The ride on the metro on its first day of operation i.e. Friday will be free for commuters”, said Mr. Dixit.
The work on Nagpur Metro Project started in June, 2015, consists of two corridors with a total length of 38 kilometres. The two corridors will have 38 stations, two depots and a fleet of 69 metro cars, including a special “
“It will be the greenest metro in the country with 65 per cent of its electricity consumption from solar energy,” he informed.
Dixit said that Nagpur Metro had earned Rs. 132.51 crore from stamp duty and Rs. 6.87 crore from Transfer of Development rights even before the start of passenger operations.