Cabinet clears ₹6,708-cr Phase-II Nagpur metro rail project
The first stretch of the project will run from Automotive Square to Kanhan River, with a length of 13 km and 12 stations. The second stretch will connect Lokmanya Nagar to Hingna, comprising 7 stations over a length of 6.7 km. The third stretch will cover Prajapati Nagar to Transport Nagar, including 3 stations over a length of 5.6 km. Finally, the longest stretch will run from Mihan to Butibori MIDC ESR, comprising 10 stations over a length of 18.5 km.
The Nagpur Metro Phase II project is a joint venture between the central and state governments, with each sharing 50% of the cost. The project was originally estimated to cost ₹10,500 crores in 2018 prices, but it has now been revised to a cost of ₹6,708 crores based on the detailed project report (DPR) prepared by RITES Ltd.
The state cabinet approved the revised project plan during a recent meeting chaired by the chief minister. The project is expected to provide significant benefits in terms of improved transportation, connectivity, and economic development for the region.