Nagpur Metro Update: Maha Metro to develop Mini-Electronics Market at Zero Mile Freedom Park metro station

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Maha Metro has decided to develop a Mini-Electronics Market at Zero Mile Freedom Park metro station. There will be 20 shops selling electronics goods at the concourse level of the station. 

  • These shops have already been constructed.
  • Maha Metro has floated a tender for allotting these shops to bidders on lease for a period of 9 years. 
  • Out of the 20 shops, 17 have area ranging from 125 square feet to 150 sq ft. 
  • The remaining three are larger ones having area between 600 sq ft and 900 sq ft.
  • Maha Metro has also floated a tender for construction of a 20-floor tower near Zero Mile, Civil Lines. 

  • The Zero Mile Freedom Park station will be housed inside this building.
  • The tower will have 18 storeys above the ground in addition to which there will be 2 basement floors. 
  • Airports Authority of India (AAI) has sanctioned a height of 295 feet for the building. The project has been conceived under parking-cum-commercial development theme of Maha Metro on Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis.
  • The concessionaire will have to construct 2,90,000 sq ft commercial space. 
  • The parking includes 2 basements, one ground level and one mezzanine level, which have already been constructed by Maha Metro. 
  • The successful bidder only has to construct 13 floors above the metro station.

About Zero Mile Freedom Park metro station:

  • The Zero Mile Freedom Park station will be housed inside this building. 
  • The tower will have 18 storeys above the ground in addition to which there will be 2 basement floors and thus 20 floors. 
  • Airports Authority of India (AAI) has sanctioned a height of 89.81 meters for the building. 
  • The project has been conceived under parking-cum-commercial development theme of Maha Metro on a public private partnership (PPP) basis. 
  • The concessionaire will have to construct 2,90,000 square feet above the station. 
  • It comprises 4 parking floors, which includes 2 basements, one ground level and one mezzanine level, one station concourse level for ticketing and retail shops, one platform, one technical floor and 13 floors for commercial space above the station.
  • The concessionaire can construct hotels, banquet halls, restaurants, offices, etc or a combination of these. 
  • The tower is being built near the iconic Zero Mile Stone monument, as it is the centre of India and the most important landmark of Nagpur. 
  • The monument was built in 1907 by the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India. 
  • It was used by the British Government to measure all distances.  
  • Metro has already developed four levels of parking – two in the basement, one ground floor and one mezzanine floor of which the ground floor will be the dedicated parking floor for the concessionaire while the remaining three floors will be interoperable between concessionaire and Maha Metro. 
  • The construction period is 3 years and the concessionaire will operate the tower for 60 years (including the construction period). 
  • Nagpur Metro Project to be completed by December 2021

Source: Nagpur Metro | Image Credit: Nagpur Metro

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