This Article is From Mar 06, 2019

PM Modi To Flag Off First Phase Of Nagpur Metro Tomorrow

Maharashtra Metro Managing Director Brijesh Dixit Tuesday informed that the route, comprising five stations from Khapri to Sitabuldi, will be opened for passengers on March 8.

PM Modi To Flag Off First Phase Of Nagpur Metro Tomorrow

PM Modi will flag off the Nagpur Metro over a video conference

Nagpur:

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 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.

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, Dixit said.

"It will be the greenest metro in the country with 65 per cent of its electricity consumption from solar energy," he informed.

Dixit said 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.

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