Everything To Know About The Newly Inaugurated Nagpur Metro Phase 1

by Suchismita Pal
Everything To Know About The Newly Inaugurated Nagpur Metro Phase 1

On December 11, 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the first phase of Nagpur Metro. It comprises two lines- the Orange line and the Aqua line. The Orange line runs from Khapri to Automotive Square and the Aqua line runs from  Prajapati Nagar to Lokmanya Nagar.

While inaugurating the metro project, PM Modi also took a metro ride from Zero Mile Freedom Park to Khapri.

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The Project Runs For A Length Of 40 Km

Phase 1 of Nagpur Metro was built at a cost of more than ₹8650 crores. As per reports, it runs for a length of nearly 40 kilometres and comprises 36 stations. PM Modi also made a visit to the project exhibition at the Zero Mile station prior to boarding the metro. During the journey, he conversed with students and professionals from other fields.

PM Modi Lays Foundation Stone Of Nagpur Metro Phase 2

Along with the initiation of Phase 1 of Nagpur Metro, PM Modi also laid the foundation stone for Phase 2 of the project. The estimated development cost of Nagpur Metro Phase 2 is around ₹6700 crores. It will run for a length of around 43.8 kilometres and will comprise 32 stations.

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PM Modi Launches India’s 6th Vande Bharat Express Between Nagpur And Bilaspur

The services of India’s 6th Vande Bharat Express from Nagpur to Chhatisgarh’s Bilaspur also commenced the same day. PM Modi flagged off the train in Nagpur. This Vande Bharat Express train will reduce the travel time between Nagpur and Bilaspur from around 7.5 hours to just 5.5 hours. He also laid the foundation stone for the renovation of the Ajni Railway Station and Nagpur Railway Station.

With these new projects, the travel sector in Nagpur will get a massive boost for sure!

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