Nagpur Metro Update: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis And Nitin Gadkari Flagged Off Trial Run Of Nagpur Metro Rail

Nagpur Metro Update: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis And Nitin Gadkari Flagged Off Trial Run Of Nagpur Metro Rail

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Date of Post: 03 Oct, 2017

Nagpur: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari flagged off the trial run of Nagpur Metro Rail.

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The run was conducted from Chinchbhuvan to the New Airport, covering a distance of 5.4 km.

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The project was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on May 30, 2015.

The Metro rail project has become the fastest Metro project to reach the trial run stage

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During The Inauguration Ceremony:

  • On Saturday, a three-coach train travelled a distance of 5.4 km on the at-grade section (ground level) between the Mihan and Khapri station.
  • The trial run will continue over the next 2 months for verification of different safety parameters & for final safety certification by the CMRS (Commissioner of Railway Safety).

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  • SBI Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya, was present on the occasion, and launched MAHA CARD, a common mobility card for various modes of transport.
  • Fadnavis said,“The Nagpur Metro with this trial run is said to be the fastest completed Metro rail project in the country.”
  • He assured to extend it to the adjoining Kanhan, Hingana & Buttibori satellite towns.
  • The project will create 20,000 job opportunities and become an engine of economic growth, Fadnavis said.
  • Fadnavis said that Metro Rail Network is not merely a transport facility, but a growth engine for economic & overall development.
  • CM appreciated the initiative of common mobility card, MAHAcard and spoke on efforts for building elevated rail & road corridors in Mumbai.
  • Gadkari congratulated the MAHA-METRO, for “speedy & excellent quality implementation” of the Nagpur metro project.

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