Nagpur, India - 7 March 2019:Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and officials taking a ride in Nagpur Metro during Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off through video link to commercial run of Nagpur Metro Rail from Khapri metro station to Sitabuldi metro station in Nagpur, India, on Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Photo by Sunny Shende/ HT)(HT)
Nagpur, India - 7 March 2019:Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and officials taking a ride in Nagpur Metro during Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off through video link to commercial run of Nagpur Metro Rail from Khapri metro station to Sitabuldi metro station in Nagpur, India, on Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Photo by Sunny Shende/ HT)(HT)

‘Qualitative and timely work done in Nagpur metro rail work’: Nitin Gadkari

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first commercial run of Nagpur Metro Rail Thursday via video conferencing.
Nagpur | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2019 10:09 AM IST

Gadkari praises Nagpur Metro project Nagpur, Mar 7 (PTI)Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said innovative and excellent work has been done in the Nagpur Metro project, whose first phase has started operations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first commercial run of Nagpur Metro Rail Thursday via video conferencing.

Gadkari, addressing the gathering, said qualitative, excellent and timely work has been done in Nagpur Metro Rail work.

“I have performed ground-breaking and inauguration ceremony of works worth Rs 4 lakh crore in the last 15 days.Similarly, Rs 1.25 lakh crore worth of works will be performed tomorrow in Lucknow. I will be performing ground-breaking ceremony of works worth Rs 1.9 lakh crore of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway and Dwarka expressway. But, today my happiness for Nagpur metro is most compared to all these as Nagpur is my hometown,” he said.

Regular services in the first phase, covering a distance of 13.5 km from Khapri to Sitabuldi stations, will become operational from March 8.

The Nagpur metro project was started in June 2015 and it consists of two corridors. The entire project is expected to completed by financial year 2019-20.

The entire project cost is about Rs 8,680 crore.

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