Nagpur Metro Update: 91% work completed for viaduct of Reach-2

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Nagpur: The work on the viaduct of Reach II (Sitabuldi Interchange to Automotive Square) is progressing at a rapid pace and is now 91% complete. It will be completed as per schedule. All the 1,682 piles, 221 pile caps, 221 piers and 221 pier caps are complete. 

  • The 33 pier arms at flyover level and metro level are also complete. 
  • All the 2,320 segments have been casted. 
  • 206 out of 222 metro spans have been erected.
  • The work of railway span foundation and substructure is in progress. 
  • The end piers have been casted.
  • Painting and other balance station works are in full swing. 
  • Overall progress of the viaduct is 91%. 
  • Reach II is an important stretch of Nagpur Metro. 
  • People living in North Nagpur will be able to use the metro when it becomes operational. 
  • The important localities catered to by this Reach are: 
    • Kamptee Road 
    • Gaddigodam 
    • Kabdi Square
    • Indora, etc. 
  • It will provide connectivity to Zero Mile and Kasturchand Park and feeder services will enable commuters to reach government offices in Civil Lines.
  • Maha Metro is creating a huge commercial space at Zero Mile Free Freedom Park and Kasturchand Park stations. 
  • People will be able to reach the commercial establishments in these stations using the metro.
  • The Union Cabinet is expected to sanction Phase II of Nagpur Metro in the coming days. 
  • Under Phase II, the Metro will be extended from Automotive Square to Kanhan (via Kamptee). 
  • Once this is complete, lakhs of people commuting to Nagpur from Kamptee and Kanhan will be able to do so in comfort using the metro.

Project Updates:

Meanwhile, Maha Metro safely erected all the girders (76 in numbers) of NHAI and Metro viaduct of Double Decker structure in the very narrow section of Gaddigodam using a high capacity 1200 MT crane. All the girders have been erected successfully.

Track laying work on Reach-4:

Meanwhile, work of track laying on Reach IV (Sitabuldi Interchange-Prajapati Nagar) is going on at full speed. It is now 80% complete and will be over soon. The total length of the Metro track to be laid on Reach IV is 16.050 kilometers (km). 

  • The figure includes both up and down lines of this 12.494 km track that has been laid so far.
  • The work of viaduct, stations, track, overhead electrical (OHE), signaling, etc on Reach IV is expected to be complete by December this year. 
  • Trains will start playing on this section once the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) gives the green signal.

Source: NMRCL-Press Release

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