Nagpur Metro Rail
Nagpur metro rail is a rapid transit system for the city of Nagpur Maharashtra India. Nagpur is the third largest city and the winter capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra It is the 13th largest city in India by population, Nagpur is projected to be the fifth fastest growing city in the world from 2019 to 2035 with an average growth of 8.41%. It has been proposed as one of the Smart Cities in Maharashtra and is one of the top ten cities in India in Smart city project execution.
Prime minister Narendra Modi inaugurated operations on Nagpur Metro on 8 March 2019 via video conferencing along with Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, and Union Cabinet Minister Nitin Gadkari.
Nagpur Metro becomes the 13th Metro system in India to be operational. It is also being touted as the greenest metro rail.
Nagpur Maharashtra metro rail corporation limited (NMRC), now known as Maharashtra metro rail corporation limited (Maha-Metro). Maha-metro is a special purpose vehicle (SPV), a 50:50 jointly owned company of the government of India and the government of Maharashtra. the existing Nagpur metro rail corporation limited (NMRCL) which would be reconstituted into Maharashtra metro rail corporation limited (maha-metro) for implementation of all metro projects including the Nagpur metro rail project in the state of Maharashtra outside the Mumbai metropolitan region for the smooth implementation, execution, and operations.
The project will be covered under the legal framework of the metro railways (construction of works) act, 1978; the metro railways (operation and maintenance) act, 2002; and the railways act, 1989, as amended from time to time.
Still, in its initial stages, the system currently has 11 stations across a route length of 13.5 km. Nagpur metro is being built in two phases, with each phase containing a solitary line. The system has three-coach trains, running at an average speed of 33 km/h and a top speed of 90 km/h. Nagpur metro uses standard gauge (1435 mm) tracks and 25 kv alternating current supplied by overhead wires.
Nagpur Metro Route
Nagpur Metro Rail Project will consist of a 38.215 Km metro corridor, 38 stations, and 2 Depots. The entire stretch will be divided into 2 alignments or corridors as follows:
|No. of Stations
|1 (Orange Line)
|North – South Corridor
|2 (Aqua Line)
Nagpur Metro Rail Route Map
Nagpur Metro Stations
Line 1: Orange Line (North-South Corridor)
This corridor originates from Automotive Square on Kamptee Road; moves along Kamptee Road and reaches the intersection point of Amravati Road and Wardha Road, then after crossing fly over moves towards Munje Square, moves towards Dhantoli and along Nala moves towards Empire/Dr. Munje Marg leads towards Congress Nagar T-Point, then on Rahate Colony Road and then falls on Wardha Road, leads towards NEERI, then moves along Wardha Road and then west of Railway Track in the MIHAN area. And passes through a 14m wide stretch of land between the railway boundary line and the road near the proposed Container Depot.
|Alignment 1 North-South Corridor
|Gaddi Godam Square
|Zero Mile Freedom Park
Line 2: Aqua Line (East-West Corridor)
This corridor originates from Prajapati Nagar and runs westwards, through Vaishnodevi Square, Ambedkar Square, Telephone Exchange, Chittar Oli Square, Agarsen Square, Doser Vaisya Square, Nagpur Railway Station, Sitaburdi, Jhansi Rani Square, Institute of Engineers, Shankar Nagar Square, Lad Square, Dharmpeth College, Subhash Nagar, Rachna (Ring road Junction), Vasudev Nagar, Bansi Nagar to Lokmanya Nagar. The entire corridor is elevated.
|Alignment 2 East-West Corridor
|Jhansi Rani Square
|Vaishno Devi Chowk
|Institution of Engineers
|Shankar Nagar Square
|Chitar Oli Chowk
|Dosar Vaisya Chowk
|Rachana Ring Road
|Nagpur Railway Station