Maha Metro – on the Right Track
Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL) was reconstituted as Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MAHA-METRO) for the implementation of all metro rail projects in the State of Maharashtra outside Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Presently, Maha Metro is executing Metro Rail Projects in the cities of Nagpur &Pune.The aim was to create an ecofriendly and energy efficient Metro Rail system of International standards which will enhance the quality of life of citizens of Nagpur and Pune and would be instrumental in the overall development of the cities.
To make Maha-Metro financially viable in the long run, the company aims to develop and exploit total area of 60 lakh sq. ft. at Nagpur for commercial (60%) & residential (40%) purposes. We will achieve over 50% revenue from non-fare box sources. This is an emerging global trend where metro companies are focusing on other means to generate revenue than only depending upon the fare box collections.
The special features of Nagpur Metro project
- Integrating Solar Energy from Inception:Maha-Metro is integrating solar energy generation right from the project planning and design stage to meet 65% of its energy requirements making it one of the “Greenest Metro’s”.