Nagpur Metro Update: Kasturchand Park metro station of Phase-1 to open for public soon

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The Kasturchand Park (KP) metro station of Phase-I of Nagpur Metro will open for the public in mid-August. The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) is expected to inspect it in the coming days. The station is almost ready.

  • Once the station is ready, the trains from Khapri will travel up to KP station instead of Sitabuldi Interchange, via Zero Mile Freedom Park station. 
  • Similarly, trains for Khapri will depart from KP.
  • Maha Metro has designed the station keeping in mind the heritage structures of KP.
  • The lattices on the upper story of the KP pavilion have been replicated on a larger scale on the station’s façade. 
  • The façade work has been guided by the Nagpur Heritage Committee.
  • The colour of the station lattice is the same as that of the pavilion to maintain consonance. 

About Kasturchand Park (KP) Metro Station:

  • The total area of the latticework on the station façade is about 4,000 square meter.
  • While promoting the heritage of Nagpur, Maha Metro has given due consideration to the modern age. 
  • Kasturchand Park station is a perfect example of a blend of modern and historical as the station has the latest modern amenities for passengers.
  • Four lifts, each having a carrying capacity of 13 passengers, have been installed.
  • There are four escalators in the station. 
  • The total built up area of KP station is about 5,500 sq m.
  • The station is very environment friendly. 
  • A bio-digester having a capacity of 5 kiloliters has been installed with the reed bed on the street median for drainage. 
  • Later, solar photovoltaic panels will be installed on the station roof.

About the project: 

  • The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Maha-Metro”), a joint venture of the Government of India (GOI) and the Government of the Maharashtra, for implementing the Nagpur Metro Rail Project in Nagpur City. 
  • Maha-Metrowas incorporated on 18th February, 2015 with a vision to create a safe, reliable, efficient, affordable, commuter friendly and environmentally sustainable rapid public transport system for the Nagpur City and Nagpur Metro Region.
  • Additionally, Maha-Metroshall also undertakes certain property development across the metro rail alignment so that the overall city infrastructure can be uplifted and promoted. 
  • Nagpur Metro Rail Project will consist of 38.215 Km metro corridor, 38 stations and 2 Depots.
  • The entire stretch will be divided into 2 alignments or corridors as follows:
Alignment Corridor Rail Length No of Stations
1 North –South Corridor 19.658 Km 18
2 East –West Corridor 18.557 Km 20

Source: Maha Metro-Update

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