faqs

  • What is Metro Rail?
  • The literal meaning of the term Metro is “an underground railway system in a city”. It is predominantly called so in Paris. The other names of Metro are ‘Tube’ in London & ‘Subway’ in the US. Metro Rail is a Mass Rapid Transport System (MRTS). It is a convenient, fast, efficient, reliable, modern, user friendly, comfortable and affordable mode of urban transport. It is safe and eco-friendly. It runs on electric power and requires only 1/5th energy per passenger per km compared to road based transport systems. It brings about a more equitable allocation of road space by encouraging greater use of public transport. It provides point to point connectivity.

  • Why do we need a metro in Nagpur City?
  • At present the population of Nagpur City is approximately 2.4 million and Nagpur metropolitan area is 13th largest conglomeration in India. Employment in Nagpur City is about 6 Lakhs having travel demand of total 2.2 million passenger trips every day. With growing population and mega development plans coming up, the travel demand is expected to grow steeply. With the growing economy and inadequate public transport services, the passengers will shift to private modes, which is already evident from the high vehicle ownership trend in the region which is around 12.37 Lakhs vehicles as per data of year 2012. This would not only aggravate the congestion on streets but also increase the pollution. Hence, it is essential to plan and provide a Metro Rail System in Nagpur. Nagpur has several corridors whose peak hour peak direction traffic (PHPDT) volumes exceed 7000 and BRT alone cannot suffice. Hence, a high capacity public transport system is warranted as ridership levels increase. With the anticipated population of Nagpur Urban Agglomeration, 4.4 million in 2041, It is expected that the PHPDT in the transit network, along the corridors such as Automotive Square to MIHAN and Prajapati Nagar to Lokmanya Nagar Corridors would be around 15,000 and 12,000 PHPDT respectively. Bus augmentation will not be able to cater to the increased public transit load. Hence Metro Rail system project is proposed.

  • What are the advantages of having a Metro in Nagpur City?
  • It has several advantages in terms of saving of time of commuters, reducing traffic congestion on roads, reduction in road accidents, minimization of pollution caused by vehicles, etc. Metro provides a faster, reliable, environmentally sustainable and affordable transportation to the citizens.

  • By when can I ride the Metro in Nagpur?
  • Very Soon! The NMRCL has come into existence and work will start very soon.

  • Which areas will be connected by the Metro?
  • The Nagpur Metro will connect all the four corners of Nagpur. The East West corridor starts from Prajapati Nagar on the eastern end of the city and travels upto Lokmanya Nagar, the western end of the city. Similarly the North-south corridor connects the Automotive Square in the North to MIHAN in the South. The routes will have 36 stations in all and will cover a length of 38.215 Km.

  • How can I reach the nearest Metro Station?
  • In order to connect the Intermediate areas with the metro route there will be 19 feeder bus routes covering a total distance of 160 Km.

  • What is the total cost of the Project?
  • The total cost of the project is Rs. 8,680 Crore including State & Central Taxes

  • Is the Metro Ride Safe?
  • Yes, Absolutely! The metro rail system is designed using the state-of-art technology that ensures guaranteed security to the commuters.