In a recent update on Nagpur Metro, Mahametro has decided to extend the Metro by 3 km and construct two new stations in Mihan. This will help new units and educational institutes in Mihan to connect to the city easily.
It is also said that another station will come up at Cotton Market.
"Beyond this lies the Mihan depot. Now, the track will go alongside the depot up to almost the Outer Ring Road. We will construct Ecopark and Metro City stations there. Metro City will become the terminal station. The distance between Khapri and Ecopark stations is 2.2km while Metro City is 0.6km from Ecopark," said Brijesh Dixit Mahametro managing director informing about the terminal station on the south side was Khapri.
The president length of the metro is 38.2 km which will increase up to 41.2km due to an extension.
“In the original project, there were 36 stations. Now, the number has increased to 40. One new station — Airport South — was approved earlier and is nearing completion. Cotton Market, Ecopark, and Metro City were approved in a board meeting held recently," Dixit informed about the new stations.
Research Development and Standards Organization (RDSO), Lucknow, a Ministry of Railways undertaking, which tests new railway projects had accepted Nagpur Metro's oscillation self-trial results for at grade.
"RDSO will issue a certificate in a week. This will be sent to Railway Board. After the board approves it, we will invite commissioner of Metro rail safety (CMRS) for inspection. All this is expected to take some time and the commercial operation of the at-grade section will begin in January next year," TOI further quoted Dixit.
During the self-trial, 95% of the track was found okay, "We had to carry out corrective measures in just two to three places. All the parameters were within limits," he said.
Mahametro, in association with Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), is planning to repair the footpaths within 500 meters of metro stations to promote the use of bicycles by metro riders.
Dixit says, "Guangzhou (China) has successfully used a combination of Metro and bicycles. We will introduce smart dockless public bike sharing scheme wherein neither the Metro nor the riders will have to provide the bikes".
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Information source: Times Of India