The trial run of Nagpur Metro Rail, popularly called Majhi Metro, was formally inaugurated on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari flagged off the trial run of Nagpur Metro Rail.The run was conducted from Chinchbhuvan to the New Airport, covering a distance of 5.4 km, 27 months after the work started. Fadnavis said the project will create 20,000 job opportunities and become an engine of economic growth. Gadkari in his speech appreciated the fast pace of the execution of the project. Total length of the metro route would be 38 km.Both Fadnavis and Gadkari expressed their happiness and satisfaction over the progress of the ambitious project. State Bank of India Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya, who was present on the occasion, launched MAHA CARD, a common mobility card for various modes of transport.“The Nagpur Metro with this trial run is said to be the fastest completed Metro rail project in the country,” Fadnavis said, assuring to extend it to the adjoining Kanhan, Hingana and Buttibori satellite towns.Gadkari congratulated the MAHA-METRO, headed by Managing Director Brijesh Dixit, for “speedy and excellent quality implementation” of the Nagpur project. Citizens could enjoy the first joy ride in the fully commissioned Nagpur Metro in December.
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