The dedication marked setting up of Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited in city.
Nagpur: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday dedicated the emblem of Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation “Majhi Metro” (My Metro) and its website to people. The dedication marked setting up of Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited in city.
The glittering dedication ceremony, held at office of Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL) in Civil Lines, was presided over by Union Surface Transport and National Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari. The special guest was Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule. Other prominent personalities present on the occasion include Rajya Sabha Members Vijay Darda, Ajay Sancheti, Avinash Pande, Mayor Pravin Datke, MLAs Krishna Khopde, Sudhakar Deshmukh, Sudhakar Kohale, MLC N G Ganar, former Mayor Anil Sole, Managing Director of NMRCL Brujesh Dixit, Chairman of Nagpur Improvement Trust Shyam Wardhane, Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar and others.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said, “The Majhi Metro will be at every citizen’s heart. Nagpurians set a gracious example by not raising a single controversy during acquisition of land for the project and accepted the ‘Majhi Metro’ idea wholeheartedly. For this, leaders of all parties deserve appreciation,” said Fadnavis.
Fadnavis further said that a fund of Rs 491 crore has been made available for construction of Metro Rail project. “Therefore, there will be no hurdle in speedy construction of the project. Development of roads would be accorded priority for resolving traffic problems of city. Similarly, Bus Port will be set up for improvement in bus services. An accord with Central Government in this regard is being considered,” stated the Chief Minister.
“Ambitious projects such as AIIMS, IIM are getting activated for providing world standard facilities in Nagpur City. The setting of prestigious institutes will certainly help growth of industry in the region,” said a confident Fadnavis.
Union Surface Transport and National Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari said the work of Nagpur Metro Rail Project will begin in three months and the project will be completed before 2018. “By that time the Nagpurians will enjoy travelling in Metro Rail. There has been a demand from people for expansion of Nagpur Metro project. If proper planning is done for phase 2 and 3, there will be no difficulty in fulfilling the demand,” said Gadkari.
At the outset, Brujesh Dixit made the introductory speech and welcomed the guests. Later, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis unveiled the emblem “Majhi Metro” of Nagpur Metro Rail Project and also dedicated its website. Kapil Sharma gave elaborate information on the website. The programme was conducted by Shweta Salgaonkar
Former MP Banwarilal Purohit and other eminent persons were also present on the occasion.