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PM Narendra Modi To Flag Off 13.5 Km Stretch Of Nagpur Metro. All Details Inside

Written By Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Published:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off a 13.5-kilometre phase of the Nagpur Metro on Thursday evening through video-conferencing. Maharashtra Metro Managing Director Brijesh Dixit on Tuesday informed that the route, comprising five stations from Khapri to Sitabuldi, will be opened for passengers on March 8.

He said rides on the metro on its first day of operation on Friday will be free for commuters.

Here are the details of the Nagpur Metro project: 

  • The Nagpur Metro network, work on which started in June, 2015, consists of two corridors with a total length of 38 kilometres.
  • The two corridors will have 38 stations, two depots and a fleet of 69 metro cars, including a special "nari shakti" women's coach in each train.
  • It will be the greenest metro in the country with 65 per cent of its electricity consumption from solar energy.
  • Metro Nagpur had earned Rs. 132.51 crore from stamp duty and Rs. 6.87 crore from Transfer of Development rights even before the start of passenger operations.

WATCH | PM Modi Inaugurates The First Phase Of Ahmedabad Metro, Takes A Ride With Union Minister Hardeep Puri And Gujarat CM

Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Phase- I of the Ahmedabad Metro. Later, PM took a ride on the Metro along with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel and Union Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs, Hardeep Puri and young students. 

PM’s recent ride comes close on the heels of him taking the Metro in Delhi on his way to the ISKCON Temple. The Prime Minister had visited the temple to unveil the world’s largest Bhagawad Gita on February 26.