Nagpur: Nagpur Metro Rail is on its way to take the city on the fast track, in terms of feel and business! Now did you ever wonder that there can also be a turn of fate for the city’s once beautiful and all clean Nag river turned nullah? Can you believe that the river can flow back into its good olden times, gushing with pride amid the extra modern landscapes in the heart of Nagpur?
Well as a true blue Nagpurian you must have all the valid reasons to disagree with the above picture! But if the NMC’s top officials’ determination is any yardstick to measure, the city’s signature river is set to get much-needed face-lift with gardens on both sides, beautiful embankment, walkways and even boating.
And both civic body’s top brass and region’s political bigwigs are quite keen to go with the flow!
As the NMC’s general body meeting is set to clear Rs 1477 crore for the rejuvenation and beautification of Nag river, Nagpur Today is equally delighted to share how the river would be like, if the plan goes well!
Take a look at the visuals of how Nag river would greet you at various prominent points, vis-a-vis its existing status.
Measuring the Flow…
Total length of Nag River 17.1 km
Total project area 936.52 hectares
Total land under slum 37 hectares
Total area along river 41 hectares
Total area under potential land bank 15 hectares
Available area under for development 93 hectares
(including slum, open space and potential land bank)
River Cleaning Rs 0.014 crore
Check Dams Rs 53 crore
River Edge and Access Development Rs 612 crore
Development Access road Rs 171 crore
Walkway Development Rs 72.6 crore
15 per cent contingency funds Rs 136 crore
(Inputs Courtesy – Manish Soni, The Hitavada)