Urban Railways

Nagpur Metro Work on Reach 2 & 4 to finish within deadline

Work on Reach 2 (Sitabuldi to Automotive Square) and Reach 4 (Sitabuldi to Prajapati Nagar) of Nagpur Metro is going on in full swing and will be completed within the deadline, MahaMetro authorities have claimed.

A MahaMetro spokesperson said that the viaduct of Reach 4 was 89% complete. “The total length of the track to be laid on this stretch is 16 kilometres (up and down lines). We have laid 12 km track by now,” he said. Work on the stations of this reach is also going on at full swing, he further said.

“There are nine Metro stations on the 8.3 km long stretch. They include Cotton Market, Nagpur Railway Station, Dosar Vaishya Square, Agrasen Square, Chitar Oli, Telephone Exchange, Ambedkar Square, Vaishno Devi Square and Prajapati Nagar,” he said.

This reach contains a 231 metre long bridge over the railway track between Anand Talkies, Sitabuldi, and Cotton Market. “The length of the viaduct over the railway track is 100 metre,” said the spokesperson.

Work on Reach 2 viaduct on the other hand is 80% complete while stations are 62.5% complete. “Track has been laid from Sitabuldi to Kasturchand Park station. We have started laying track between Indora and Nari Road stations,” said the official.

The stations on this route are Zero Mile, Kasturchand Park, Gaddigodam Square, Kadbi Square, Indora Square, Nari Road and Automotive Square. This reach contains a four-level transport arrangement at Gaddigodam near the gurdwara.

“On the first level is Kamptee Road. The second level is the railway track. The flyover is on the third level while Metro viaduct is on the fourth. The height of the Metro viaduct is the highest at this point, 24.8 metre,” said the official.

“Along with the viaduct we are also building a double decker flyover on Kamptee Road. It will begin at LIC Square and end at Automotive Square. The width of flyover will be 15 metre,” he further said.

Meanwhile, Metro ridership of Reach 1 and 3 combined reached 17,562 on December 20, which is a new post-Covid high. This is comparable to 17,749 ridership on February 2 and 17,968 on February 9. However, the highest ridership was on January 26 — 21,258.