Friday, January 28, 2022

Report- Maha Metro

Maha Metro Conducts Test Run on Central Avenue Reach-IV Segment

 

A Test Run on Reach-IV of Maha Metro Nagpur between Sitabuldi Interchange and Vaishno Devi Square Metro Station was held recently. This is pre-cursor to the launch of commercial services on the Sitabuldi Interchange-Prajapati Nagar Metro Station in coming days.

 

The test run evoked tremendous response from the residents and those having commercial set-ups on Central Avenue. The metro alignment runs parallel to Central Avenue. The residents, shop-keepers, businessmen and others, especially those from the roof-tops, waved frantically at the Metro Train as it meandered through the Reach-IV track. Being the first ever such kind of test run, needless to say, it had evoked tremendous response.

 

The entire stretch of Reach-IV has, excluding Sitabuldi Interchange, overall nine stations – Cotton Market, Nagpur Railway Station, Dosar Vaishya Square, Agrasen Square, Chitar Oli, Telephone Exchange Square, Ambedkar Square, Vaishno Devi Square and Prajapati Nagar Metro Stations. The section would serve to be the connecting point between East and Western parts of Nagpur.

 

Later talking to media, Dr Brijesh Dixit, MD, Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation said that after the work on the Reach-IV is over, the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) would undertake the mandatory inspection, paving way for starting of passenger services on that route. Speaking about the ongoing project work in Reach-II, which stretches from Sitabuldi Interchange to Automotive Square Metro Station, he said the section incorporates, the first of its kind four layer transportation arrangement, across India. “The project work in Reach-IV is almost complete”, said Dr Dixit.

 

Elaborating, he said, the bridge at Gaddigodam weighs a huge 1,680 tonne and was fabricated at Butibori Industrial Estate. Setting up the bridge would take another 20 days. Dr Dixit said that given the nature of work there, the work at Gaddigodam has been extremely challenging. The work is expected to be over by January 2022.

 

Metro Ridership: Speaking on the ridership, he said that as of now, about 35,000 commuters travel on the two – Aqua and Orange Lines of Maha Metro, Nagpur. After the project is completed, Metro Trains would travel at an interval of 2 minutes, he added. Maha Metro expects to attain a ridership of approximately 2 lakh per day after the project is completed and commuting is in full swing.

 

Navi Mumbai Project: Speaking on the Navi Mumbai Project, Dr Dixit said services on half of the 11 km line would be started soon. It may be recalled that CIDCO has asked Maha Metro to undertake Navi Mumbai project work and Maha Metro has since been executing it.

 




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