[ecis2016.org] Here is all you need to know about the Nagpur-headquartered Maha Metro
Maha Metro or the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd is a 50:50 jointly owned company by the government of India and the government of Maharashtra. The Maha Metro will carry on all metro projects under the Metro Railways (Construction of Works) Act, 1978, the Metro Railways (Operation and Maintenance) Act, 2002, and the Railways Act, 1989.
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The Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation (NMRCL) has been re-established as the Maha Metro and it will be responsible for implementation of all metro projects in Maharashtra outside of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).
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Maha Metro objective
Maha Metro’s objective is to create an energy-efficient metro rail system, by utilising green energy which is on a par with international standards. Maha Metro is presently working on two projects: the Nagpur Metro and the Pune Metro.
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Maha Metro Nagpur Metro project
With the Nagpur Metro project, Maha Metro’s aim is to minimise traffic congestion, pollution, road accidents, travel time and costs. The Nagpur Metro, which started operations on March 8, 2019, was India’s 13th operational metro system. It is also the greenest metro rail in India.
Maha Metro’s Nagpur Metro Rail project is a 40.85-km metro corridor that has 38 stations and two depots. It is divided into two parts:
- The north-south corridor will cover 19.658 kms and include 18 stations.
- The east-west corridor will cover 18.557 kms and include 20 stations.
The estimated competition cost of the Nagpur Metro project is around Rs 8,680 crores.
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Maha Metro: Nagpur Metro route map
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Maha Metro: Nagpur Metro stations in north-south corridor
Also known as the Orange Line, the metro starts at Automotive Square and terminates at Khapri. At present, the Maha Metro Nagpur Orange Line is operational between Kasturchand Park and Khapri. Mentioned are the stations in the north-south corridor of Nagpur Maha Metro:
- Automotive Square
- Nari Road
- Indora Square
- Kadbi Chowk
- Gaddi Godam Square
- Kasturchand Park
- Zero Mile
- Sitabuldi (NS)
- Congress Nagar
- Rahate Colony
- Ajni Square
- Chhatrapati Square
- Jaiprakash Nagar
- Ujjwal Nagar
- Airport South
- New Airport
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Maha Metro: Nagpur Metro stations in the east-west corridor
Also known as the Aqua Line, the east-west corridor starts at Prajapati Nagar and terminates at Lokmanya Nagar. At present, the Maha Metro Nagpur Aqua Line is operational between Sitabuldi (EW) and Lokmanya Nagar. All the 20 metro stations in this line are elevated. Mentioned are the stations in the east-west corridor of Nagpur Maha Metro:
- Prajapati Nagar
- Vaishnao Devi Chowk
- Ambedkar Chowk
- Telephone Exchange
- Chitar Oli Chowk
- Agrasen Chowk
- Dosar Vaisya Chowk
- Nagpur Railway Station
- Cotton Market
- Sitabuldi (EW)
- Jhansi Rani Square
- Institution of Engineers
- Shankar Nagar Square
- LAD Chowk
- Dharampeth College
- Subhash Nagar
- Rachana Ring Road
- Vasudev Nagar
- Bansi Nagar
- Lokmanya Nagar
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Maha Metro: Nagpur Metro station facilities
With the motto of ‘Metro for All’, every station of the Nagpur Metro by Maha Metro is designed distinctively. All these stations provide easy access, space to move, childcare facility room, CCTV surveillance, passenger assistance points, facilities for differently-abled passengers, smart sewage treatment and water recycling plants and presence of multi-modal facilities, among others.
Maha Metro: Nagpur Metro first and last-mile connectivity
Maha Metro has included schemes, such as shuttle buses, battery-operated vehicles, pedestrian facilities and bicycle sharing, as part of the Nagpur Metro project. 19 feeder routes have been identified that will cover all metro stations and a total distance of 160 kms. These will help commuters to access the metro network for travelling to and from homes and offices.
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Maha Metro: Nagpur Metro helpline
Maha Metro: Nagpur Metro fare
Nagpur Metro uses an automatic fare collection system, with smart cards and computerised paper tickets.
Maha Metro: SBI Nagpur Metro Maha card
The Maha Card provides a safe and contactless way of paying fares across the Nagpur Metro. It can be used to purchase tickets or loading of passes for the metro. With the Maha Card, you can avail of a 10% discount on every metro ride.
The Maha card can be used for feeder bus ticketing, ticket punching at metro stations, etc.
Maha Metro Nagpur mobile app
You can download the Nagpur Metro Rail app from the Google Play store to avail of many benefits.
In addition to helping you book your tickets easily using the ticketing mobile application, it also gives you information about the various metro stations, the routes between the stations, the timings and nearest tourist destinations. You can also share your feedback on the mobile app.
Maha Metro: Nagpur Metro phase 2
The 43.8-km Phase II of Nagpur Metro will extend to Kanhan in the north and Butibori MIDC in the south, as part of the north-south corridor. It will also extend from Transport Nagar (Kapsi) in the east and Hingna Mount View in the west as part of the east-west corridor.
There will be only one interchange which will be at Sitabuldi.
Once Phase-II is operational, the total ridership on the two phases of the Nagpur Metro is expected to reach 5.5 lakh passengers daily. This number is expected to increase to 6.3 lakhs in 2031 and 7.7 lakhs in 2041.
Maha Metro: Nagpur Metro phase 2 route map
Maha Metro Pune Metro project
Maha Metro is also responsible for the smooth implementation, execution and operations of Phase-1 of the Pune Metro rail project. The Pune Metro aims to reduce problems, including traffic congestion, pollution, road accidents and cut travel time and costs.
Maha Metro started the Pune metro project in December 2016. Pune Metro rail project started operations in 12 km of the total 32.2 km on March 6,2022, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Presently, the metro trains are operational along 2 routes namely Vanaz to Garware College metro station and PCMC to Phugewadi metro station. The first day of metro operations saw 37,752 people. Only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to board the Pune Metro.
Maha Metro’s Pune Metro rail project Phase -1 is a 33.1-km metro corridor that is divided into two lines. Line 1 has 14 stations and covers 17.4 kms. It starts from PCMC and terminates at Swargate. Line 2 has 16 stations and covers 15.7 kms. It starts from Vanaz and terminates at Ramwadi. The estimated competition cost of Maha Metro’s Pune Metro project is around Rs 11,420 crores.
Maha Metro: Pune Metro stations on Line 1
Line 1 of the Pune Metro by Maha Metro starts at PCMC and terminates at Swargate. Of the 14 stations, five are underground and nine are elevated. Mentioned below are the Pune Maha Metro Line 1 station names:
- Sant Tukaram Nagar
- Bhosari (NP)
- Range Hill
- Shivaji Nagar
- Civil Court
- Budhwar Peth
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Maha Metro: Pune Metro stations on Line 2
Line 2 of the Pune Metro by Maha Metro starts at Vanaz and terminates at Ramwadi. All the 16 metro stations on this line are elevated. On July 30, 2021, Maha Metro carried out the first trial run of the Pune Metro from Vanaz to Ideal Colony. Mentioned below are the Pune Maha Metro Line 2 station names:
- Anand Nagar
- Ideal Colony
- Nal Stop
- Garware College
- Deccan Gymkhana
- Chhatrapati Sambhaji Udyan
- Civil Court
- Mangalwar Peth
- Pune Railway Station
- Ruby Hall Clinic
- Bund Garden
- Kalyani Nagar
Pune Metro Line 3: Joint venture between Tata Group and Siemens
Tata Group’s TRIL Urban Transport Pvt Ltd, in a joint venture with Siemens Financial Services’ Siemens Project Ventures GmbH, will develop Pune’s third metro line under the PPP mode. To be developed under the SPV ‘Pune IT City Metro Rail Ltd’, this is India’s first metro project under the centre’s new Metro Rail policy.
The proposed elevated metro will be 23.3 kms long and will connect Hinjewadi Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park to Shivajinagar via Balewadi. It will have 23 stations and the project is to be completed in 39 months.
As part of the consortium between Siemens AG, Siemens Mobility GmbH, Siemens Limited and Alstom Transport India Limited that has been awarded the contract for the electrical and mechanical system works for Pune IT City Metro Rail Limited, Siemens Limited will provide project management, turnkey electrification, signaling, communications and depot works (equipment). The order size of Siemens Limited is to the extent of approximately Rs 900 crores.
Maha Metro: Pune Metro fare
Although Pune Metro fares have not been fixed yet, Maha Metro will use the automatic fare collection system which will be a combination of smart cards and computerised paper tickets.
Maha Metro: Pune Metro map
CIDCO, in February 2021, appointed Maha Metro to manage the services on Line 1 of the Navi Mumbai Metro for a period of 10 years. A sum of Rs 885 crores, plus taxes, will be paid by CIDCO for running the metro rail services. Maha Metro has also been given the responsibility of completing the remaining work of the Navi Mumbai Metro Line 1, for which CIDCO will be paying Maha Metro another Rs 850 crores.
Line 1 of Maha Metro Navi Mumbai will cover a total of 23.4 kms and will include 20 metro stations. Developed in phases, the first phase will start from Belapur and terminate at Pendhar. It will cover a distance of 11.10 kms and all the metro stations will be elevated.
- CBD Belapur
- Sector 7
- CIDCO Science Park
- Utsav Chowk
- Sector 11
- Sector 14
- Central Park
- Sector 34
Maha Metro started trail runs for the Navi Mumbai Metro from August 2021 and the network is expected to be operational by the end of 2021.
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Maha Metro contact information
Metro House, Bungalow No: 28/2,
Anand Nagar, CK Naidu Road, Civil Lines,
Phone No: 07122554217
E-mail ID: email@example.com
Will Maha Metro manage the Nashik Metro?
Maha Metro has designed the plans for the Nasik Metro, the approval for which is awaited from the union cabinet.
What is different about Nagpur Metro and Pune Metro, both implemented by Maha Metro?
The Nagpur Metro and the Pune Metro projects will get up to 65% of energy from solar panels, making it one of the greenest metro projects in India.
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