Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) has permitted Maha Metro to run trains on Sitabuldi and Kasturchand Park section and has also certified the Zero Mile Freedom Park and Kasturchand Park stations. The Commissioner and his team had conducted an inspection between August 3 and 5 and had expressed satisfaction over the passenger amenities and safety arrangements of the two stations.
Trains are already running between Khapri to Sitabuldi metro stations on Orange Line and on Aqua Line between Sitabuldi and Lokmanya Nagar. Soon they will run between Sitabuldi and Kasturchand Park station via Zero Mile Freedom Park station.
The two stations are located in the historical part of the city having iconic structures like Sitabuldi Fort, Vidhan Bhavan, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), etc. They are close to Civil Lines, which has large number of government, semi-government and private offices and Sadar, which is one of top commercial areas of the city.
• ZERO MILE FREEDOM PARK STATION: It will be housed in a 20 floor building having four levels of parking. The concourse level will have ticketing counter and retail shops. There will be 13 commercial floors above the station. The new station will enable passengers to reach Civil Lines area.
• KASTURCHAND PARK STATION: This station will enable Nagpurians to travel to Sadar Bazar using the Metro. It has all modern amenities while its façade has a heritage look as the lattices in Kasturchand Park pavilion have been replicated on a larger scale in it.
The two stations have washrooms for passengers, drinking water dispensers, baby care rooms, special toilets for divyangs, lifts, escalators, etc. All type of safety equipments have been installed in the two buildings.