MahaMetro’s managing director Brijesh Dixit has directed the officials to ensure quick completion of work in reaches II and IV. On Thursday,3rd June 2021, Dixit inspected Gaddigodam Metro Station, the four-level traffic structure (Kamptee Road Gurdwara) and balanced cantilever work near Anand Talkies (Sitabuldi).
As per a release, the agency has opened a large number of stations during Covid-19 period despite all type of adverse circumstances. “It has also completed a double-decker flyover on Wardha Road, Manish Nagar railway overbridge (ROB) and Manish Nagar railway underbridge (RUB),” the release stated.
Reach II is from Sitabuldi to Automotive Square while Reach IV is from Sitabuldi to Prajapati Nagar. As per the officials, the work of Gaddigodam Metro station which comes under reach II is 80% complete. “The station has an area of 13,631 square meter and will have ample commercial space. A two-level parking arrangement will be available in the station,” they stated.
The balanced cantilever, which comes under reach IV, was also inspected by Dixit, who reviewed the progress of the structure and issued instructions to officers regarding precautions to be taken during execution of the work.
MahaMetro conducts 1st Zero Mile to KP trial run
MahaMetro carried out the first trial run between Zero Mile and Kasturchand Park stations on Wednesday, 2nd June 2021. The distance of 1km was covered at a speed of 20 km per hour. The train passed through Zero Mile Freedom Park station building, which will be 20 storeyed, located on the fourth floor, said MahaMetro in a press release.
Special precautions were taken in the form of train supported on floating slabs to minimize transmission of vibrations to the building. Such feature does not exist in other metros in the country.