Maharashtra Cabinet has approved Phase II of the Nagpur Metro Project to boost connectivity in semi-urban areas of the city. This move will immensely benefit people working in Industrial areas of Nagpur, reports Metro Rail News.
The state cabinet cleared Rs 11,216 crore for Phase-II project of the Nagpur Metro on Tuesday (8 January). The proposal will now go to the Union Cabinet for their approval.
Phase I of Nagpur Metro, which is 75 per cent complete, is being executed by MahaMetro. The second phase, serving as an extension of the ongoing first phase, will be covering rural areas of Nagpur.
Phase II of the project will be spread over a length of 48.3 km with 35 stations. Both the phases will cover around 21.39 lakh people out of Nagpur’s 34.87 lakh population, according to 2011 census projections.
According to the report, the proposed routes under Phase II will be from Automotive Square to Kanhan River (13 km long with 12 stations), Mihan to Butibori MIDC ESR (18.5 km long with 10 stations), Prajapati Nagar to Transport Nagar (5.6 km long with three stations), Lokmanya Nagar to Hingna (6.7 km long with seven stations), Vasudev Nagar to Datta Wadi (4.5 km long with three stations).