The Maharashtra state cabinet has approved the revised project plan for Nagpur Metro Phase II, which has been entrusted to Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL). The project will consist of four stretches, with a total length of 43.8 km and 32 stations.
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.