Maharashtra clears phase II of Nagpur metro
The state cabinet on Tuesday cleared the Phase II of Nagpur Metro project worth Rs11,216crore. The Phase I of Nagpur Metro worth Rs8,680crore is being executed by MahaMetro and is about 75% complete.
MahaMetro managing director Brijesh Dixit said that the detailed project report (DPR) will go to union ministry of housing and urban affairs (MoHUA) and other concerned ministries. “It will be then put up before Public Investment Board (PIB) of ministry of finance. Then it will be forwarded to union cabinet,” he added.
Phase II will provide connectivity to areas adjacent to Nagpur like Kamptee, Wadi, Hingna, Pardi and Butibori industrial estate.
Union transport minister NitinGadkari had stressed many times that Phase I would not be viable unless these areas got Metro connectivity.