First ride on cards: Majhi Metro’s Khapri-Sitabuldi track to be ready by Feb 26

Nagpur: The eagerly awaiting Nagpurians could get a chance soon to cherish first rise in their Majhi Metro. The work of Nagpur Metro is going on in full steam. At present, the track work from Khapri to Sitabuldi has been completed to the extent of 98 percent. According to Metro officials, the track would be fully ready by February 26, the Project Director of Nagpur Metro Mahesh Kumar said on Tuesday. Mahesh Kumar was speaking to scribes during his visit to Sitabuldi’s interchange station. This interchange station will be the biggest Metro Station of Majhi Metro.

Nagpur Metro will start trial-run of the train from Khapri to Ajni Railway station from February 13. The team of Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) will reach Nagpur on February 14 and Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) on February 23 to certify the project before the proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Nagpur Metro will start its journey in Reach I and III on eight metro stations on both the routes. The Metro will start operation at Khapri Station, New Airport Station, South Airport Station, Airport Station, Jaiprakash Nagar Station and Sitabuldi Station on reach-I at Wardha Road. The construction of these Metro stations is near completion. The team of RDSO will reach Nagpur on February 14 to test Signal, electrical traction, railway track and other aspects. The team of CMRS will reach to check break system and others. They will also check metro coaches which arrived from China and will be used by Metro for its operation in Nagpur. The Nagpur Metro has already received RDSO certificate and CMRS clearance for Khapri, New Airport, and South Airport Metro Station.

Nagpur Metro will be having three coaches and out of them one coach will be dedicated to Nari Shakti (women).