Maha Metro and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) were honoured by Union Minister for Highways and Transport Shri Nitin Gadkari, with the prestigious Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records certification for constructing the longest multi-layer viaduct across Asia at an event held today at Airport South Metro Station. The projects have been jointly executed by Maha Metro and NHAI.
MD Maha Metro Dr Brijesh Dixit and NHAI Regional Officer Shri Rajiv Agarwal and team of officials from both the organisations received the award. The Multi-Layer Via-duct on the Wardha Road and the Chhatrapati Chowk, Jai Prakash Nagar and Ujjwal Nagar metro stations under the Nagpur Metro Rail project have been recognised by Asia and India Book of Records. It was formally announced today.
Mahesh Kumar, Project Director, Maha Metro, Smt Chitra Jain, Adjudicator of India Book of Records, Dr. Sunita Dhote, Adjudicator of Asia Book of Records, Shri Prakash Pohare, adjudicator were also present on the stage.
Speaking on the occasion, Gadkari said that Nagpur Metro is the best in the country. While working on this Multi-Layer Via-duct, Maha Metro and NHAI each upto 20 % or collectively 40 per cent of the cost. A similar structure is being constructed on Kamptee Road. Very soon Metro services would be started on the Kamptee Road and Central Avenue stretch, he hoped.
Making a major announcement for Nagpur, Shri Gadkari instructed Maha Metro to prepare Detail Project Report (DPR) for Trolley Bus project for Nagpur. The Trolley Bus service would operate between Vasudev Nagar and Kalamna, he said. He also directed Maha Metro to start preparations for constructing sub-ways between Somalwada to Manish Nagar and from Institute of Science to Zero Mile.
Speaking on the ambitious Broad Gauge (BG) Metro Project, he said Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Railways would be signed. Once operational BG Metro services would be available in cities like Akola, Chandrapur, Wardha and even in other states like Chhindwara, Betul, Shri Gadkari said.
â— Ready for another record: Dr. Dixit
Addressing the gathering, MD Dr Dixit said that the metro project is a reflection of the cityâ€™s developmental graph. The ever-increasing ridership is an indication that the citizens have whole-heartedly accepted metro project. Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records have taken note and is a testimony to the work done in the last seven years. Maha Metro is geared up to create another record, Dr Dixit further said. The new record will be with the new technology. He credited Maha Metro team of employees and officials for the two Records created by the Organization. The Team Metroâ€™s support has been very valuable in these seven years, he added.
Earlier introductory speech was made by Director (P) Shri Mahesh Kumar, while Director (SP) Shri Anil Kokate proposed vote of thanks.