Chief Metro Rail Commissioner Safety (CMRS) Janak Kumar Garg along with his team inspected the 11 Km Aqua-Line section of Nagpur Metro Line from 3rd to 5th September 2019. After a comprehensive examination of stations, OHE, signaling, traction and other systems and inspection of the line both by motor trolley and a metro train, CMRS has authorized the opening of the section of Aqua Line for passenger operations.
The authorization by CMRS to start operations and to carry the commuters has been granted using the statutory power conferred on CMRS under Section 15 (1) of Metro Rail Operations and Maintenance Act, 2002.
The inauguration of the 11 km picturesque Aqua-Line from Subhash Nagar to Sitabuldi Interchange station is scheduled for 7th September 2019. To start with four stations of the line- Subhash Nagar, Lokmanya Nagar, Institute of Engineers and Sitabuldi East-West shall become operational. The section of Aqua Line being opened will intersect with the Orange Line at Sitabuldi Interchange Station.
With the scheduled opening of the Aqua Line section, nearly 150000 commuters from Higna (workers from 1000 medium/small industries, more than 50000 students and citizens of Hingna town) will soon be added to Nagpur Metro. The industrial and educational hub of Higna shall also get connected with the key areas of Airport, Railway Station and intercity and interstate bus terminal using Orange Line through Sitabuldi Interchange.
Maha-Metro has completed the opening of 25 km of Metro Rail (two-third of the total Project Length) with 50 months at the rate of one kilometer every month. The opening of 11 km of Aqua Line comes within six months of opening of 13.5 km of orange Line by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on earlier in the year on 7th March 2019.
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