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PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates Nagpur Metro

After PM Modi inaugurated Nagpur Metro, Nagpur has become the second city of the state of Maharashtra after Mumbai to get a Metro Rail.
PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates Nagpur Metro

About the Nagpur Metro:

  • PM inaugurated a 13.5-kilometre stretch comprising of five stations from Khapri to Sitabuldi.
  • The Nagpur Metro consists of two corridors with a total length of 38 kilometres.
  • The two corridors will comprise of 38 stations, two depots and a fleet of 69 metro cars.
  • To emphasise on Women Safety and empowerment each train will comprise of a special "Nari Shakti" women's coach.
  • Nagpur Metro is also hailed as the green Metro since 65% of its electricity consumption is from solar energy.
  • Nagpur Metro has earned ₹51 crore from stamp duty and ₹6.87 crore from Transfer of Development rights even before the start of passenger operations.

Interesting to know:

  • The population of the city of Nagpur is projected to double by 2050.
  • Hence it was imperative to equip the city with 21st-century infrastructure, and the Metro Rail is one step in that direction.

Question:

Q. Which city has become the second city of the state of Maharashtra after Mumbai to get a Metro Rail?
a. Nagpur

b. Goa
c. Pune
d. Nashik
PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates Nagpur Metro PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates Nagpur Metro Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on March 10, 2019 Rating: 5

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