Nagpur & Pune can have greenest metro initiatives in India


Dr. Brijesh Dixit, Managing Director, Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha-Metro)
Dr. Brijesh Dixit, Managing Director, Maharashtra Metro Rail Company (Maha-Metro)

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Dr. Brijesh  Dixit is heading Maharashtra Metro Rail  Company,  as   Managing   Director  to implement Rs. 8680 Crore Nagpur Metro Rail mission comprising 42 stations over a route size of 41.7 kms and Rs. 11420 Crore Pune Metro Rail mission comprising of 30 stations over a route size of 31.25 kms lengthy Mass Fast Transit system to the town of Nagpur and Pune respectively that are world class, secure, snug, accessible, power environment friendly and environmental pleasant. Just lately, Metro Rail Information has carried out a media interview with Dr. Brijesh Dixit. Listed here are excerpts from the interview:-

1. May you please elaborate on the position of Maharashtra Metro Rail Company Restricted (Maha-Metro) and function to type this Particular Objective Car (SPV)?                                                                                                                                              Maharashtra Metro Rail Company Restricted previously often known as Nagpur Metro Rail Company Restricted is a 50:50 Joint Enterprise of Authorities of India & Authorities of Maharashtra. It’s a Particular Objective Car (SPV) created for the implementation of all Metro Rail Initiatives within the State of Maharashtra exterior Mumbai Metropolitan Area.

2. Maha metro is adopting a sustainable strategy relating to delivering metro rail initiatives. You lately shared that each Nagpur and Pune Metro Rail initiatives will probably be one of many greenest metro initiatives in India with as much as 65% power to come back from photo voltaic panels. Are you able to share the sustainable options employed in each the metro initiatives?

The Nagpur and Pune Metro rail initiatives have been conceptualized and designed to make use of pure Photo voltaic Power and make use of rainwater harvesting, inexperienced constructing strategies, bio-digester know-how, enhancing inexperienced belt by tree plantations, water recycling crops in depots and air pollution discount strategies.

Maha Metro has gone a step additional by taking the next initiatives and making it one of many Greenest Metros.

MoU with DRDO for anaerobic biodigester to make sure 100% water recycling and good sewage therapy: MoU has been signed between Maha-Metro and Defence Analysis and Growth Group (DRDO) for propagation and set up of “BioDigester Know-how”. Maha-Metro would be the first in India to undertake this know-how with an goal of preserving the eco-friendly clear setting and make use of natural waste & wastewater.

  • Vertical backyard on piers.
  • Rain Water Harvesting
  • Transplantation of timber coming in the best way of building and large-scale tree plantation.
  • Inexperienced Constructing Strategies and aiming for IGBC Platinum ranking for station complexes. The three At-Grade Stations (Khapri, New Airport & Airport South have acquired the Platinum Ranking)

Integrating Photo voltaic Power from Inception to satisfy 65% of power necessities by putting in photo voltaic panels alongside the station rooftops, depot boundary partitions, depot shed rooftops and vacant floor areas web metered underneath the RESCO mannequin

3. How is the progress of assorted initiatives underneath Maharashtra Metro Rail Company Restricted (Maha Metro)? Which initiatives are probably to be made operational by the top of the 12 months?                                                                                                                                                                                                                   At Presently, Maha Metro is executing Metro Rail Initiatives in two cities within the state of Maharashtra at Nagpur & Pune.

Nagpur Metro Rail Venture consists of 38.215 Km elevated Metro Hall which incorporates 40 stations and a pair of prepare upkeep Depots, the Alignment is split into two corridors i.e. North-South (19.658 Km) & East-West (18.557 Km). The estimated completion Price is Rs. 8680 crores. The overall bodily progress achieved until thirty first July 2018 is 67.36% and the monetary progress is 44.89%.

The route size of Pune Metro Rail Venture is 31.25 km (26.23 km elevated & 5.02 km underground) divided into two corridors i.e from Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Company (PCMC) to Swargate (16.59 Km) and from Vanaz to Ramwadi (14.66 km) with 30 stations and two Automotive Upkeep Depots. The permitted completion value is Rs. 11,420 crores. The overall bodily progress achieved until thirty first July 2018 is 22.00% and the monetary progress is 15.00%.

The trial run of the very first part of 5.4 km of Nagpur Metro Rail Venture was flagged off on thirtieth September 2017. The CMRS authorization was acquired on 16th April 2018 and at present, pleasure rides are carried out.

The part 1 of Nagpur Metro is predicted to be accomplished by December 2019 with the opening of 24 km by March 2019 and the remaining 14 km by the top of 2019. The Pune Metro mission is predicted to be accomplished by the top of 2021.

4. Is the merger of Nagpur Metro Rail Company Restricted (NMRCL) with Maha-Metro over? Is the method of reconstitution underway or is heading in direction of completion?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nagpur Metro Rail Company Restricted (NMRCL) was integrated on 18th February 2015. After the sanction of the Pune Metro Rail Venture, the corporate was reconstituted into Maharashtra Metro Rail Company Restricted (Maha Metro) on 23rd January 2017.

To learn full media interview, please learn Metro Rail Information September 2018 Version.

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