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Railways, MahaMetro ink pact to create MRTS in Nagpur

Indian Railways today signed an agreement with the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (MahaMetro) to create a mass rapid transit system in the city.
Speaking at the MoU signing event, which saw presence of road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, railway minister Piyush Goyal said his ministry is also trying to execute a plan for setting up railway line across the national highways, according to an official release.
Under the MoU, the Railways and MahaMetro would work towards linking railway line to metro coaches on broad gauge network and creating a mass rapid transit system in Nagpur.
"We have proposed to connect Nagpur-Mumbai Super Express Way (Samriddhi Mahamarg) to railway line connecting Nagpur and Mumbai. The construction of such a hi-speed rail corridor will make it feasible to cover distance between the two cities in just five hours," said Goyal.
He further said his ministry has allocated Rs 67,000 crore for development of suburban railway network in Mumbai which is being used by one third of total railway passengers in the country.
Speaking about the ambitious railway electrification project undertaken by the government, he said, "This will cut the cost of fuel usage worth Rs 12,000-15,000 crore. We are trying to enhance the efficiency of railways without increasing the ticket fares."
Addressing the gathering, Gadkari urged people to use public transport instead of private transport.
"The speed of air conditioned metro coaches running on broad gauge line of railway will be 100 km per hour which is much more than ordinary passenger trains. This MoU will pave the way for towns like Bhandara, Wardha distant from Nagpur to come closer and develop into satellite cities," he said.
Gadkari further said that for passengers who pay Rs 90 for bus fare of Nagpur-Wardha train and spend about 90 minutes of journey time, the same journey will be covered by metro coach in just 35 minutes with fare of only Rs 60.

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MahaMetro to connect Nagpur with Wardha, Bhandara, Saoner, Katol and Ramtek

The Maharashtra government, MahaMetro and the Indian Railways on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with to connect Nagpur with Wardha, Bhandara, Saoner, Katol and Ramtek through metro trains.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, who was present during the signing of the MoU, accepted a suggestion put forth by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to develop a parallel high-speed railway corridor to the Samruddhi Mahamarg between Nagpur and Mumbai.
The CM also suggested that the proposed high-speed railway corridor can be directly connected to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) for quicker freight transport.
Goyal, praising the idea of connecting the cities with Nagpur through metro, said the Indian Railways will replicate the model in other parts of the country if it succeeds in the state. Addressing the event, Fadnavis said the new corridor will provide quicker transport of both goods and passengers across the state.
In the new train corridor, broad gauge metro trains will replace the existing passenger trains operating between these destinations. Minister of Road & Transport Nitin Gadkari, addressing the event, said the new service will benefit the people by lowering the transportation cost and also reduce pollution and risks of accidents.

https://indianexpress.com/article/c...dha-bhandara-saoner-katol-and-ramtek-5261926/
 
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