Nagpur, India (Urban Transport News): The Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) Janak Kumar Garg today issued the safety certificate to Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha Metro) to commence the metro services on four metro stations of the Nagpur Metro Rail project.
These newly built four metro stations are Ajni Square, Rahate Colony, Bansi Nagar, and LAD Square. Of the four, Ajni Square and Rahate Colony are located on Orange Line. These stations are part of Reach-I which stretches from Khapri Metro Station to Sitabuldi Interchange.
The other two stations – Bansi Nagar and LAD Square are located on Reach-III of Aqua Line, which connects Lokmanya Nagar Metro Station to Sitabuldi Interchange. With this, the number of operational stations will increase to sixteen and it will give a leg up to enhancement of ridership.
Like other metro stations, these stations have concourse levels with ticketing counters, shops, childcare rooms, toilets, drinking water facilities, utility services etc. The platforms are on the second floor and one can reach there using lifts and escalators. Special arrangements have been made for making the stations friendly for senior citizens and specially-abled. Special green features of the station are 100% rainwater harvesting and biodigesters.
The two stations of Orange Line are located on Wardha Road – one of the busiest roads of the city. Similarly, the two Aqua Line Metro Stations – LAD Square and Bansi Nagar are located on Ambazari Road and Hingna Road respectively. Once the metro services started, it would immensely benefit the people residing in the catchment areas.
Presently, metro rail services are operational on a total of 24.5 km network in Nagpur and cover a total of 12 stations. Out of 6 stations each of Orange Line and Aqua Line.
For more details about the project, please explore the Nagpur Metro page of Urban Transport News.