|This article is outdated. (August 2012)|
|Owner||Nagpur Improvement Trust, Nodal Agency|
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||2 (Phase I)|
|Number of stations||37 (Phase I)|
|Daily ridership||363,000 (expected)|
|System length||39.81 kilometres (24.74 mi)|
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$370,000) 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 18 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 criss 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.
The Nagpur Metro has been approved by the Urban Development Ministry. Construction of the metro is expected to start in 2013.
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. Route: 1 NORTH-SOUTH: Automotive Square, Kamptee to Mihan via Airport – 50 billion : 21.604 km
No. of Stations: 18
Stations according to the route: Automotive, Nari road, Indora, Kadbi Square, Gaddigodam Square, Kasturchand Park, Zero Mile, Sitabuldi, Congress Nagar, Rahate Colony, NEERI, Dev Nagar, Mayuresh Apartment (Khamla), Sahakar Nagar, Old Airport, MIHAN City, Metro Depot.
Route: ELEVATED: Kamptee, Kamptee Road, along Nag river, Humpyard Road, Congress Nagar, Rahate Colony, Wardha Road, Ajni Square, Khamla Road. UNDERGROUND: Airport to MIHAN City (3.3km).
Route: 2 EAST-WEST: Prajapati Nagar, East Wardhaman Nagar to Lokmanya Nagar, Hingna Road – 40 billion : 18.206 km
No. of Stations: 19
Stations according to the route: Prajapati Nagar, Vaishno Devi Chowk, Ambedkar Chowk, Telephone Exchange, Chitaroli Square, Agrasen Square, Mayo Hospital, Railway Station, Netaji Market, Jhansi Rani Square, Institute of Engineers, Bank of India, Shankar Nagar, LAD Square, Dharampeth Science College, Subhash Nagar, Rachana Apartment, Vasudev Nagar, Bansi Nagar, Lokmanya Nagar depot.
Route: ELEVATED: Prajapati Nagar, Along Central Avenue, Railway Feeder Road, Munje Square, Jhansi Rani Square, North Ambazari Road, Hinga Road, Lokmanya Nagar.
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