MahaMetro yesterday made operational three new stations viz. Congress Nagar, Chhatrapati Square and Ujjwal Nagar on Orange Line and Dharampeth College station on Aqua Line. These stations recently got clearance from the commissioner of metro rail safety (CMRS).
At all these stations, provision of entrance and exit has been made on both sides of the line. They have three levels i.e. ground, concourse that has a ticket counter and station control room, and platform. With the addition of these stations, 22 Metro stations are now operational in Nagpur.
“We appeal to the citizens to make best use of the metro connectivity. This will ensure less pollution and lower carbon footprints,” said MahaMetro managing director Brijesh Dixit. While the Dharampeth college metro station will be beneficial for school and college students, Congress Nagar station is connected with platform number one of Ajni railway station.
Chhatrapati square the hub of people coming from outside and Ujjwal Nagar station will be beneficial for residents of Manish Nagar, Besa, Beltarodi and other areas. MahaMetro has also announced that during the restrictions, metro service will run in every 30 minutes rather than earlier 15 minutes. On Saturdays and Sundays, rail service will be available in every one hour. It will run on 50% capacity.