The project for Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation involves the creation of the first two lines in a city of more than two million inhabitants.
Nagpur is considered as the second cleanest city in India and the second most green; its local authorities are dedicated to maintaining the ranking while supporting growth of Nagpur through the development of public transport infrastructure.
The first of the two lines is nearly 20km long and will link the city’s two main gateways from north (Kamptee) to south (Wardha) with 17 stations, of which 15 will be elevated. It will serve the city’s current international airport, Dr Babasahed Ambedkar, as well as the future neighbourhood to be built under the Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport (MIHAN) project. The development is designed to create a new international airport and a dedicated economic zone.
The second line, which will be 18.5km long, will run east to west and link Bhandara and Hingna with 19 elevated stations. It will serve Nagpur’s central train station and residential areas of the city as well as the economic hub and its university districts.