Why Nagpur Metro ?

Nagpur, the second capital of the state of Maharashtra is also the third largest city in the state and 13th largest urban conglomeration in India with area of 217.6 Sq. Km while the Nagpur Metro Region has a population of around 3,547000 lakhs and an area of around 3,567.37 Sq. Km. The city boasts of being the geographical center of the nation along with being the ‘Orange City’ as well as the ‘Tiger Capital of India’ as it is a Gateway to several tiger reserves in Central India.

The increasing population coupled with the rising economic activity demanded infrastructure development so as to support the growth of the city. One of the major impacts of economic development is the increased traffic on the city roads. Currently the Public Transportation System contributes only 10% of the total trips. The motorized transport is dominated by two wheelers ?? (28%) and so is the vehicle ownership in the city ?? (84% of all owned vehicles are two wheelers). The increased demand led to launch of Nagpur Metro Rail Project, which was completed and dedicate to the people on 11st December 2022 by Hon Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

Parameters Scenario
  With Metro
Traffic Congestion Commuters will get diverted to Metro reducing the congestion on roads.  
Pollution Will improve as the no of vehicles on road will go down.
Road Accidents Will drastically reduce as the congestion on road will reduce.
Convenience Very convenient as the mode is highly comfortable, reliable and timely.
Weather Extremities Provides a comfortable and distraction-free movement.
Travel Time Will reduce the travel time by around 50%.
Cost Will be much less as compared to cost of running individual vehicles.
Energy Saving Uses around only 1/5th of energy as compared to Road Transport

Thus there is a need for a safe, reliable, efficient, affordable, commuter friendly and environmentally sustainable rapid public transport system for the Nagpur Metro Region.