Nagpur: The work on laying of track on Reach IV (Sitabuldi Interchange to Prajapati Nagar) is nearing completion with only two patches of total 0.5 kilometer left. The total length of track on this Reach is 8.0 km. Work is in progress in Prajapati Nagar and Gaddigodam stretches.
In terms of meters if up and down lines both are considered then the length of Reach IV is of 16,050 m which only 1,008 m remains and work is in progress.
The work of viaduct, stations, track, overhead electrical (OHE), signalling, etc on Reach IV is expected to be complete by December this year. Trains will start running on these sections once Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) gives the green signal.
Reach IV will connect top commercial areas of Nagpur like Itwari, Gandhibagh, Central Avenue, etc with rest of the city. It will also provide cheap and fast connectivity to Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMCH) (also known as Mayo Hospital), Nagpur Railway Station, Santra Market, the main fruit market of the city, Mahatma Phule Market, the main vegetable market of Nagpur, Gandhibagh, Maskasath and Itwari wholesale markets and Central Avenue, which is one of the top commercial areas of the city.
The stations on Reach IV are Cotton Market, Nagpur Railway Station, Dosar Vaishya Square, Agrasen Square, Chitar Oli Square, Telephone Exchange Square, Ambedkar Square, Vaishno Devi Square and Prajapati Nagar. Under Phase II of Nagpur Metro, which is awaiting clearance from Union Cabinet, the line will go up to Transport Nagar, Kapsi.