The first of three double-decker viaducts, with a length of 3.14 km, has been inaugurated on Nagpur Metro orange line on Wardha road by Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari.
The other two are under construction at Gaddigodam (4.375km) on Kamptee road for Orange Line and at Prajapati Nagar (1km) on Bhandara Road for the Aqua Line.
The Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary of India, Durga Shanker Mishra announced that the country’s first multilayer transport system with metro rail at top and elevated National Highway at the second level, both supported on a single integrated pier on Nagpur’s Wardha Road is now opened for the public.
The double-decker bridge starts near Ajni Square and it ends before Pride Hotel, making its length approximately 305 meters (including both sides).
According to Durga Shanker, this nearly 3.14 km long 4 to 6 lane double-decker bridge will benefit over fiver lakh users on daily basis. By integrating three utilities on a single right of way, considerable cost, space as well as time efficiencies have been achieved, he mentioned.
NCC and Matte Associates demolished a 15-year-old flyover at Chatrapati Chowk to facilitate the construction of this bridge.