Nagpur Metro

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Nagpur Metro Rail
Nagpur Metro Logo.jpeg
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)
System map

Nagpur Metro Logo Map.jpeg

Nagpur Metro (Marathi: नागपूर मेट्रो) is a proposed rapid transit system for the city of Nagpur, India.[1] It is estimated to cost INR86.80 billion (US$1.4 billion).[2] In February 2014, the Government of Maharashtra gave approval for the Metro Project,[3] while Government of India's Ministry of Urban Development has given "In Principle" approval for the Project.[4] 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.[2]


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.[5] The Central Ministry has allocated INR24 million (US$380,000) to the State Government for carrying out the DPR work.

Detailed Project Report[edit]

Accordingly, the DMRC submitted the report to the nodal agecy Nagpur Improvement Trust on 12 February 2013.[6] The total cost of the project is estimated at around INR90 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.[2]

The project is scheduled to be completed by March 2018.[2]

Metro Rail Expenditure[edit]

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.[7]


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.[8]

Corridor 1 (North-South): Automotive Square — Mihan[edit]

Route Length — 19.658 kilometers
Number of Stations — All Elevated except Airport to MIHAN City route
Link to other Corridors — At Munje Square

S.No Station Route
1 Automotive Square Elevated
2 Nari Road Elevated
3 Indora Elevated
4 Kadbi Square Elevated
5 Gaddigodam Square Elevated
6 Kasturchand Park Elevated
7 Zero Mile Elevated
8 Sitabuldi Elevated
9 Congress Nagar Elevated
10 Rahate Colony Elevated
11 NEERI Elevated
12 Dev Nagar Elevated
13 Mayuresh Apartment Elevated
14 Sahakar Nagar Elevated
15 Old Airport Underground
16 MIHAN City Underground
17 Metro Depot Elevated

Corridor 2 (East West): Prajapati Nagar — Lokmanya Nagar[edit]

Route Length — 18.557 kilometers
Number of Stations — All Elevated
Link to other Corridors — At Munje Square

S.No Station Route
1 Prajapati Nagar Elevated
2 Vaishno Devi Chowk Elevated
3 Ambedkar Chowk Elevated
4 Telephone Exchange Elevated
5 Chitaroli Square Elevated
6 Agrasen Square Elevated
7 Mayo Hospital Elevated
8 Railway Station Elevated
9 Netaji Market Elevated
10 Jhansi Rani Square Elevated
11 Institute of Engineers Elevated
12 Bank of India, Shankar Nagar Elevated
13 LAD Square Elevated
14 Dharampeth Science College Elevated
15 Subhash Nagar Elevated
16 Rachana Apartment Elevated
17 Vasudev Nagar Elevated
18 Bansi Nagar Elevated
19 Lokmanya Nagar, Depot Elevated