Metro Ph II to cost Rs 6,708 Crore and Rejuvenation to cost around Rs 1,927 crore
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city on Sunday, December 11, 2022, is coming with two major gifts to the city. These are the Rs 6,708 crore Metro Phase II project and the Rs 1,927 crore Nag and Pilli rivers rejuvenation project.
The union cabinet in Delhi cleared both projects on Wednesday just ahead of the PM’s visit to the city. Sources say that he is likely to announce these projects when he will be in Nagpur on Sunday to inaugurate the Samruddhi Mahamarg, the Vande Bharat Nagpur-Bilaspur train, two stretches of the Metro Phase I project—–the Kamptee and the Central Avenue. Modi will also be formally dedicating the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the city to the nation.
Phase II Metro project will cover a distance of 43.8 km and will have 30 stations. It will be an extension of all four corridors of the existing phase I project. These are the 18.6 km long Khapri-Butibori MIDC stretch, the 13 km long Automotive Square-Kanhan line, the 5.5 km long Prajapati Nagar-Kapsi link and the 6.7 km long Lokmanya Nagar-Hingana route.
The Nag and Pilli rivers rejuvenation project also called the Nag River Pollution Abatement Project has been pending for many years. This project will be funded by many agencies. The central government will give Rs 1,115. 22 Cr, the Maharashtra government will give Rs Rs 507.36 crore, and Nagpur Municipal Corporation will give Rs 304. 41 crore. The Japan-based Japan International Cooperation Agency will lend funds to both central and state governments to pay their shares.