Maha Metro or the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd is a 50:50 jointly owned company by the government of India and the government of Maharashtra. The Maha Metro will carry on all metro projects under the Metro Railways (Construction of Works) Act, 1978, the Metro Railways (Operation and Maintenance) Act, 2002, and the Railways Act, 1989.
The Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation (NMRCL) has been re-established as the Maha Metro and it will be responsible for implementation of all metro projects in Maharashtra outside of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).
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Maha Metro objective
Maha Metro’s objective is to create an energy-efficient metro rail system, by utilising green energy which is on a par with international standards. Maha Metro is presently working on two projects: the Nagpur Metro and the Pune Metro.
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Maha Metro Aurangabad Metro project
The detailed project report (DPR) of the Aurangabad metro is being prepared by the Maha Metro. As part of the DPR, Aurangabad metro sections are being planned in two sections namely Waluj to Shendra MIDC and Bidkin to Harshul.
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Maha Metro Nagpur Metro project
With the Nagpur Metro project, Maha Metro’s aim is to minimise traffic congestion, pollution, road accidents, travel time and costs. The Nagpur Metro, which started operations on March 8, 2019, was India’s 13th operational metro system. It is also the greenest metro rail in India.
Maha Metro’s Nagpur Metro Rail project is a 40.85-km metro corridor that has 38 stations and two depots. It is divided into two parts:
- The north-south corridor will cover 19.658 kms and include 18 stations.
- The east-west corridor will cover 18.557 kms and include 20 stations.
The estimated competition cost of the Nagpur Metro project is around Rs 8,680 crores.
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Maha Metro: Nagpur Metro route map
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Maha Metro: Nagpur Metro station facilities
With the motto of ‘Metro for All’, every station of the Nagpur Metro by Maha Metro is designed distinctively. All these stations provide easy access, space to move, childcare facility room, CCTV surveillance, passenger assistance points, facilities for differently-abled passengers, smart sewage treatment and water recycling plants and presence of multi-modal facilities, among others.
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Maha Metro Pune Metro project
According to the Maharashtra Metro Railway Corporation Limited (Maha-Metro), two stretches of the Pune Metro has received the final certificate from the CMRS . These stretches are likely to be inaugurated by PM Modi on August 1, 2023 and will be made open for public use the same day itself. Pune Metro will operate from 7 AM to 10 PM and will have a frequency of 10 minutes. It will halt at each station for around a minute.
The two stretches are
- Garware college to Ruby Hall Clinic which is 4.7 km and has stations- Garware College, Deccan Gymkhana, Chhatrapati Sambhaji Udyan, Pune Municipal Corporation(PMC), Civil Court, Mangalwar Peth, Pune Railway Station and Ruby Hall Clinic.
- The new stretch in the Pimpri Chinchwad to Shivajinagar Court is
- 6.9km and has stations Phugewadi, Dapodi, Bopodi, Shivaji Nagar and Civil Court.
The partial operation of Pune Metro Lines 1 and 2 was made in March 2022. The project was expected to be fully operational early 2023.
Maha Metro is also responsible for the smooth implementation, execution and operations of Phase-1 of the Pune Metro rail project. The Pune Metro aims to reduce problems, including traffic congestion, pollution, road accidents and cut travel time and costs.
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Maha Metro started the Pune metro project in December 2016. Pune Metro rail project started operations in 12 km of the total 32.2 km on March 6,2022, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Presently, the metro trains are operational along 2 routes namely Vanaz to Garware College metro station and PCMC to Phugewadi metro station.
Maha Metro’s Pune Metro rail project Phase -1 is a 33.1-km metro corridor that is divided into two lines. Line 1 has 14 stations and covers 17.4 kms. Line 2 has 16 stations and covers 15.7 kms. The estimated competition cost of Maha Metro’s Pune Metro project is around Rs 11,420 crore.
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Maha Metro: Pune Metro map
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Maha Metro: Navi Mumbai Metro
The commercial operation of the Navi Mumbai Metro Line 1 from Belapur to Pendhar can be started soon as the City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) got the final CMRS certificate on June 21, 2023.
CIDCO, in February 2021, appointed Maha Metro to manage the services on Line 1 of the Navi Mumbai Metro for a period of 10 years. A sum of Rs 885 crores, plus taxes, will be paid by CIDCO for running the metro rail services. Maha Metro has also been given the responsibility of completing the remaining work of the Navi Mumbai Metro Line 1, for which CIDCO will be paying Maha Metro another Rs 850 crore.
Line 1 of Maha Metro Navi Mumbai will cover a total of 23.4 kms and will include 20 metro stations. Developed in phases, the first phase will start from Belapur and terminate at Pendhar. It will cover a distance of 11.10 kms and all the metro stations will be elevated.
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Maha Metro contact information
Metro House, Bungalow No: 28/2,
Anand Nagar, CK Naidu Road, Civil Lines,
Phone No: 07122554217
E-mail ID: email@example.com
Will Maha Metro manage the Nashik Metro?
Maha Metro has designed the plans for the Nasik Metro, the approval for which is awaited from the union cabinet.
What is different about Nagpur Metro and Pune Metro, both implemented by Maha Metro?
The Nagpur Metro and the Pune Metro projects will get up to 65% of energy from solar panels, making it one of the greenest metro projects in India.