Completed in record 27 months, the Nagpur Metro is considered to be the “greenest metro” in the country, ever since it was flagged off by the Prime Minister in March this year. Around 65 per cent of energy requirement is fulfilled by solar panels on the roof of the metro rail, stations, depot boundary walls and depot shed, the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd has claimed.
The first trial was conducted in February and covered a distance of 11.5 km between Khapri and Ajni stations, at a speed of 45 km per hour to and fro. “Nagpur Metro has set an example for the nation as there was no dispute at all during land acquisition & I thank all the Nagpurians for that,” Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said.
According to Railway Technology, the Nagpur Metro includes the north-south corridor and the east-west corridor. Read More