|Locale||Nagpur, Maharashtra, India|
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||2|
|Number of stations||36|
|Daily ridership||363,000 (projected)|
|Headquarters||Near Dikshabhumi, Nagpur|
|Operation will start||2018 (estimated)|
|Operator(s)||Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited(NMRCL)|
|Train length||3 coaches initially|
|System length||38.2 km (23.7 mi)|
Nagpur Metro (Marathi: नागपूर मेट्रो) is a proposed rapid transit system for the city of Nagpur, India. It is estimated to cost 86.80 billion (US$1.4 billion). In February 2014, the Government of Maharashtra gave approval for the Metro Project, while Government of India's Ministry of Urban Development has given "In Principle" approval for the Project. On 20 August 2014, Union Cabinet gave approval for the development of project, and PM Narendra Modi laid foundation stone on 21 August on his visit to city.
On 22 February 2012, the Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) signed an agreement with Delhi Metro Rail Cooperation (DMRC) to prepare the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the metro in Nagpur. The Central Ministry has allocated 24 million (US$380,000) to the State Government for carrying out the DPR work.
Detailed Project Report
Accordingly, the DMRC submitted the report to the nodal agecy Nagpur Improvement Trust on 12 February 2013. The total cost of the project is estimated at around 90 billion. The project comprises two routes, viz. Automotive square, Kamptee to MIHAN Metro depot and Prajapati Nagar, East Wardhaman Nagar to Lokmanya Nagar, Hingna. There would be 17 stations on route no. 1 with a terminal cum depot at MIHAN and 19 stations on route no. 2 with a terminal cum depot at Lokmanya Nagar. A cross major station is proposed at Munje Square where the 2 routes would meet and the commuter would be able to exchange the routes.
It is expected that 12.21 percent of Nagpur's estimated population of 2.9 million in 2021, i.e., around 363,000 commuters would use the Metro by 2021.
To execute the project, the Cabinet approved setting up of Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited which will be set up as a 50:50 jointly owned company of the Government of India and the Government of Maharashtra. While Urban Development Secretary will be the Chairman of that corporation, the Managing Director will be nominated by the Maharashtra government. The company will have 10 nominee Directors on its Board. These would be five nominees of the Government of India and five nominees of the Government of Maharashtra.
The project is scheduled to be completed by March 2018.
Metro Rail Expenditure
The Total Expenditure of the Project is estimated to Rs. 8680 Cr. with the Central Government and State Government each contributing 20% share in the form of equity and subordinate debt. Nagpur Municipal Corporation and Nagpur Improvement Trust each giving 5% share of the expenditure while the rest 50% is being financed by loan.
The DMRC in its Detailed Project Report (DPR) submitted to Nagpur Improvement Trust has suggested to start the construction work on both the routes simultaneously contradicting the prior suggestion of phase wise development.
Corridor 1 (North-South): Automotive Square — Mihan
Route Length — 19.658 kilometers
Number of Stations — All Elevated except Airport to MIHAN City route
Link to other Corridors — At Munje Square
Corridor 2 (East West): Prajapati Nagar — Lokmanya Nagar
Route Length — 18.557 kilometers
Number of Stations — All Elevated
Link to other Corridors — At Munje Square
|2||Vaishno Devi Chowk||Elevated|
|10||Jhansi Rani Square||Elevated|
|11||Institute of Engineers||Elevated|
|12||Bank of India, Shankar Nagar||Elevated|
|14||Dharampeth Science College||Elevated|
|19||Lokmanya Nagar, Depot||Elevated|
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