Published On : Wed, Dec 7th, 2016

Metro Rail to create underpass for Nagpur jail inmates

nagpur-metroNagpur: The ongoing Metro Rail project in Nagpur needs to construct an elevation which passed through jail premises. Though the authorities got permission to do so but now the home ministry wanted them to build an under pass for the jail inmates. “This will facilitate the jail inmates to pass through without any security breach,” informed a source.

The elevation divides the jail premises into two halves. This has separated the prison building from one part of the jail farm. To enable the prisoners reach the other farm without any security breach, the underpass is necessary. The underpass, whose cost is yet to be calculated, will be below the 24 metre wide road to be built by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC). It will be three-tier construction with the underpass below ground level, road at ground level and viaduct above it.

The home ministry has asked NMRCL to build a 10m high wall around the two halves of the prison farm and install barbed wire atop it. NMRCL has also been asked to erect walls on both sides of the Metro viaduct so that Metro passengers are unable to see the jail.

The plot of land handed over to NMRCL by Central Jail is 30 metre wide and 496.77 metre long.

NMRCL chief Brijesh Dixit said that chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was also of the view that Metro Rail should provide necessary security infrastructure to the jail and hence NMRCL would do the necessary construction