Nagpur, June 07, 2017: Mahametro has saved about Rs 50 crore (approx US$ 7.81 Million) through optimization of Mihan depot design.
It has also saved 4,800 square metres land, by reducing the size of the depot, which would be used to generate additional revenue through property development. The agency has saved about Rs 400 crore (approx US$ 62.5 Million) overall in the project through various measures.
- The cost of the depot as per the DPR (Detailed Project Report) prepared by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was Rs 320 crore (approx US$ 50 Million).
- A senior Maha Metro official said,”We reduced it to Rs 263 crore (approx US$ 41.09 Million) but the lowest bid for its construction was Rs 273 crore (approx US$ 42.66 Million). This way, we saved Rs 47 crore (approx US$ 7.34 Million).”
- The stabling line inside a Metro depot was usually 166 metres long for 3 rakes but the agency’s engineers reduced the length to 86 metres, a source in Mahametro said.
- He added,”We thus saved 80 metres by 60 metres space. We made the depot design compact. There will be 3 rakes on stabling lines, 3 in the inspection bay and 2 rakes in the repair bay. We will keep one rake at Khapri Metro station. There will be one rake each at auxilliary repair shop and one at the maintenance office. There will be total 11 rakes in operation for Phase I.”
- 12 rakes would be kept at different railway stations when Metro was expanded upto Butibori, Hingna, Kanhan, etc. under Phase-II, the source said.
- Mahametro, MD, Brijesh Dixit is planning to commercially exploit the space above the depot.
- The source said,”Such structures exist in Delhi. We plan to build a G+4 structure. Depot will be on the ground floor and the space above will have offices, shops and may be even flats.”
- The total size of the depot area is 76.5 acres but only 21.13 acres will be used for depot works.
- Rest of the land will be used for real estate development & building Eco Park.
- Real estate will be built over 2.39 lakh square metres while the Eco park will be spread over about 38,000 square metres.
- Following its green ideology, Mahametro is building a mini effluent treatment plant (ETP) at the depot.
- It will also do rainwater harvesting.