NAGPUR,(Metro Rail News): The viaduct work on Reach-2 of Nagpur Metro under Phase-1 from Sitabuldi to Automotive Square is progressing at rapid pace and so far 91% of the viaduct work is completed on this route.
According to the press release of Maha Metro (Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited), all the 1,682 piles, 221 pile caps, 221 piers, and 221 pier caps are complete. The 33 pier arms at flyover level and metro level are also complete. All the 2,320 segments have been casted. 206 out of 222 metro spans have been erected.
The work of railway span foundation and substructure is in progress. The end piers have been casted. Painting and other balance station works are in full swing. Overall progress of the viaduct is 91%.
Reach-2 is an important stretch of Nagpur Metro. People living in North Nagpur will be able to use the metro when it becomes operational. The important localities catered to by this Reach are – Kamptee Road, Gaddigodam, Kabdi Square, Indora, etc. It will provide connectivity to Zero Mile and Kasturchand Park and feeder services will enable commuters to reach government offices in Civil Lines.
Maha Metro is creating huge commercial space at Zero Mile Free Freedom Park and Kasturchand Park stations. People will be able to reach the commercial establishments in these stations using the metro.
The Union Cabinet is expected to sanction Phase-2 of Nagpur Metro in the coming days. Under Phase-2, the Metro will be extended from Automotive Square to Kanhan (via Kamptee). Once this is complete, lakhs of people commuting to Nagpur from Kamptee and Kanhan will be able to do so in comfort using the metro.
According to sources, the proposed Phase-2 of Nagpur Metro is expected to cost around INR 6717 Crores.
Reach 2 from Sitabuldi to Automotive Square is expected to become operational by December this year. Reach 4 from Sitabuldi to Prajapati Nagar is also expected to become operational by the end of this year. This will mark the completion of Phase-1 of Nagpur Metro.