The top boss, during two-hour visit to various work sites, reviews progress of ambitious project.
Nagpur: Maharashtra Chief Secretary Swadheen Kshatriya on Tuesday visited various work sites of Nagpur Metro Rail Project and reviewed the progress. During his two-hour visit, the Chief Secretary personally visited office of Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL), work sites at MIHAN Depot, elevated via duct site on Wardha Road and at other places. A presentation on the Metro Project was done at NMRCL office where the Managing Director of project Brujesh Dixit, Divisional Commissioner Anoop Kumar, District Collector Sachin Kurve, NIT Chairman Shyam Wardhane and other officials were present.
While reviewing the project, the Chief Secretary said that the Metro Rail will help in changing the face of city and will bring drastic change in city’s transportation system. Common citizens will experience pleasant and speedy travel in the Metro. The work will get momentum as 70 percent of land acquisition has been done. In this situation, the officials and technical experts of NMRCL should strive hard to their capacity and complete the project within the stipulated period, urged Swadheen Kshatriya. “Sticking to time is necessary as the Metro Rail project is important for Nagpurians.
Considering the progress of the work, I am confident the Metro Rail will start running by 2019. The Government land has already been acquired for the project and for the remaining land, the District Collector and Town Planning Department should make extra efforts and resolve the issue. For the project, 67 percent of solar power will be used.
This is a novel concept for functioning of Metro’s signaling system rather than depending on traditional source of energy. In the North-South Corridor-1, the Metro Rail will run from Automotive Square to MIHAN and in East-West Corridor-2, the Metro Rail will run from Prajapati Nagar to Lokmanya Nagar with total route coming to 38 kilometers. The speedy travel of Metro Rail will provide pleasant, safe and quick travel to citizens of Nagpur, said a confident Chief Secretary.