The construction work of three of Nagpur Metro’s stations is in its top form. The three stations are- Khapri, New Airport and Airport South. The primary structure of the three stations has been completed and now the works on the interior are in progress.
On Wednesday, Brijesh Dixit, the managing director of Mahametro, along with the media persons took a detour of the three stations. He announced another visit to be held on the 5th of December where the station, in its fully readied form, would be exhibited.
The structure of the Khapri station is inspired by the Bandra station of Mumbai. Khapri station too would have the Victorian style architecture replete with the red-terracotta tiles, white-coloured steel trusses and a clock tower. The interiors would be adorned with paintings and sculptures displaying the culture of Nagpur, Vidarbha, Maharashtra and India.
The station spread over the area of 15,000 square feet will be inclusive of shops and restaurants.
"In order to connect Khapri with Wardha Road, Mahametro is building a subway under the main railway line. Permission has been sought from Central Railway for this purpose. The station will have parking space for 30 cars and 100 two-wheelers. The Metro station will be integrated with Khapri railway station," says Mahesh Kumar, the director (project) of Mahametro, while speaking to the media.
The New Airport station being the next station will be fashioned in the Indo-Saracenic style combined with Buddhist architecture. The station would have a stupa-like dome of 13.4-metre diameter. A statue of Buddha of eight-foot height will be placed under the dome.
"This station will also be connected to Wardha Road by a short road," Kumar added.
Kumar revealed that Mahametro is in possession of a wide stretch of land along the Wardha Road which would be made into a parking lot.
Banking on Nagpur’s greenery is the third station, Airport South. The station’s top floor would accommodate a hall which would be let out for convention, weddings etc. Plenty of glass walls and a roof of steel sheet is how the station is being modelled. Interestingly, the station was not the detailed project (DPR) plan. It was the Mahametro which chose to construct it because it was along the Wardha Road.
Information source: timesofindia