Nagpur Metro is a rapid transit system for the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. Prime minister Narendra Modi inaugurated operations on Nagpur Metro on 8 March 2019 via video conferencing along with Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, and Union Cabinet Minister Nitin Gadkari.
Nagpur Metro is the 13th Metro system in India to be operational. It is also being touted as the greenest metro rail in India. On 15th August 2022, Nagpur Metro made the record for single-day ridership of 90,758 passengers.
Maharashtra’s Nagpur Metro includes the longest double-decker viaduct metro. Built on Wardha Road, this viaduct is around 3.14 km long. This double-decker viaduct was built jointly by Maharashtra Metro and NHAI. The construction of this viaduct helped in the construction of a three-layered transport corridor. While there is a pre-existing highway in the first layer, it has a flyover highway in the second layer and Nagpur metro rail in the third. Even as the flyover highway was built at a height of nine meters, the metro has been built at a height of 20 meters.
These stations require special planning which is station specific to meet the functional requirements of the metro duly incorporating site-specific constraints and double-decker viaduct requirements. The engineering thought process, concept, design, and execution of these stations are no less than a challenge.
This helped in avoiding additional land acquisition thus saving land costs and reducing construction time and project cost.
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