The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited or Maha Metro Nagpur has undertaken construction of one of the biggest infrastructure projects of Central India – the Rs 86.80 billion Metro Rail Project of Nagpur. Touted to be one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the history of Nagpur district, the project is spread over 38.21 km in the city and touches all its four corners. State-of-the-art technology and aesthetic design is hallmark of the project.
But Maha Metro Nagpur isn’t just building a Metro project for Nagpur. It’s in fact knitting a beautiful dream for the city with multiple features. One such feature is Double-Decker along Wardha Road – which is part of Reach-I of Maha Metro Nagpur. While work along 8 km long Metro Route alignment of Reach-I from Airport Metro Station to Sitabuldi Intersection is being completed, the 3.4 km long double-decker structure, which runs parallel to the national highway and metro alignment, has generated tremendous interest among Nagpurians, for its unique and innovative design.
The double-decker and the road beneath, once completed, will have a three-tier structure in place, which would cater to the dual transportation needs of the people. While the existing Kanyakumari-Bangalore-Hyderabad-Varanasi National Highway and the bridge would cater to two-wheeler and four-wheeler vehicles, the top-most structure would be used for movement of Metro trains.
Wardha Road, is always been crowded because of its location. The road is a gateway to South India and connects Nagpur to major cities like Hyderabad, Bangalore and Kanyakumari, Nagpur Airport, Butibori Industrial Estate, MIHAN – Multi-Modal Cargo Hub, Cricket Stadium are located along this road, leading to higher volume of traffic there.
The volume of traffic thus generated on this route, demands alternate measures for vehicles to commute from city to other places. The double decker, with two-tier transportation facility is ideally suited to meet traffic demands here. In other words – a system that is capable of construction without disturbing existing traffic and environment is needed here, and hence Double Decker.