First Pier for Nagpur’s Metro Project Takes Shape at Khapri

The first pier for Nagpur’s metro has started to take shape! This comes a little more than a month after the Airports Authority of India gave its No Objection Certificate (NOC) to the Nagpur Metro Rail Corp Ltd (NMRCL) to construct a 800 meter elevated stretch between Khapri railway station and the Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) siding.

Photo Copyright: Nagpur Metro Rail

Photo Copyright: Nagpur Metro Rail

This pier is part of the 4.5 km stretch in the MIHAN Airport area which was designed by RITES. This stretch is under construction by NCC (earlier known as Nagarjuna Construction Company) which was given the contract by the NMRCL in May. Fun Fact: Recently NCC emerged as the Lowest Bidder for Bangalore Metro’s 6.29 km extension of the Green line from Puttenahalli to Anjanapura.

While the majority of the metro line at Khapri will be at-grade (on the ground level), there will be one big and two small bridges including a rail overbridge (ROB). A pre-bid document issued by the NMRCL shows the elevated viaduct portion of the line:

Metro's alignment in this section showing the elevated portion - source:

Nagpur Metro’s alignment at Khapri showing the elevated portion in the red box – source: pre-bid document

I’ve replicated it on Google Earth imagery:

Elevated section shown in black

Alignment of Nagpur Metro’s elevated section (in black) at Khapri

For more updates on Nagpur’s Metro, check out the Nagpur section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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