Published On : Fri, Sep 5th, 2014

Metro Railway, Metro Region projects will be given top priority, says new NIT Chairman


Dr Harshdeep Kamble takes charge from Pravin Darade as Chairman of Nagpur Improvement Trust.

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The newly-appointed Chairman of Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) Dr Harshdeep Kamble on Thursday asserted that the Metro Railway and Metro Region projects will be accorded top priority and added that his experience in dealing with Central Government in connection with Nagpur’s works will come handy in executing both the projects. Dr Kamble was speaking after taking charge from Pravin Darade as Chairman of NIT. Dr Harshdeep Kamble was earlier Municipal Commissioner in Aurangabad.

After doing his primary education in Bhandara, Dr Kamble did higher studies in Satara. He also served in medical field after completing MBBS. Dr Kamble is a 1997 Batch IAS.

Dr Kamble further said that a blueprint on the status of Nagpur in the next 50 years has been prepared under Metro Region project. It will be implemented and development of Nagpur will be achieved accordingly. Similarly, the ambitious Metro Railway will be given topmost priority and help of Darade will also be sought for this project, said the new Chairman of NIT.

Work on Metro Railway to be started within a year: Darade:

The outgoing Chairman of NIT Pravin Darade said the work of Metro Railway project, whose journey began three years ago as planning and reached Bhoomipujan, will be started within a year. “The Central and State Government will provide 20 percent of fund each for the project and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for this will be signed. Thereafter, Special Purpose Vehicle Company will be set up and later Company’s Director General will be appointed. After finishing these formalities, the actual work of Metro Railway will be within a year,” said Darade.

Darade further said that the run of Metro Railway, at present planned till Mihan, will be extended to Butibori in future and added that an FSI of four will be given on both sides of Metro Railway. It will be beneficial for the developers as NMC and NIT would get installments from this only. In the next 20 years, revenue of Rs 20,000 crore in addition to Rs 10,000 crore in the form of Stamp Duty (Total Rs 30,000 crore) will be received by both NMC and NIT, clarified Darade.