Nagpur: Chief Minister (CM) Uddhav Thackeray and Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the Zero Mile Freedom Park on Friday afternoon. Chief Minister and Puri had joined the programme through video link for the programme.
The trio later, opened the Freedom Park and Kasturchand Park Metro Stations and also dedicate the 1.6 km Sitabuldi-Kasturchand Park stretch of Nagpur Metro.
Kaushal Kishore, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs addressed the gathering through video link on this occasion.
Dr Nitin Raut, Nagpur Guardian Minister; Eknath Shinde, Urban Development Minister; Sunil Kedar, Animal Husbandry Minister, were prominently present in the function.
Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, Dr Vikas Mahatme, Member of Rajya Sabha, Krupal Tumane, Member of Parliament, Ramtek, and Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly Devendra Fadnavis, local legislators were also present on the occasion.
It is pertinent to mention that commercial services are running on existing stretch of Orange Line (Sitabuldi to Khapri) from 8 am and 8 pm. Services on Aqua Line (Sitabuldi to Lokmanya Nagar) are on from 6.30 am to 8 pm.
Trains from Khapri will now terminate at Kasturchand Park instead of Sitabuldi. Similarly, trains for Khapri will depart from the new station instead of Sitabuldi.