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The country’s first station to integrate road, rail and metro terminals will arrive in Nagpur in late 2023: Gadkari | India News


NEW DELHI: The country’s first InterModal Station (IMS) integrating road, rail and metro terminals will be installed by the end of 2023 in Nagpur. The first phase of the project, which has been tendered by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), will be developed on 44.5 acres in the city and will have the capacity to handle more than three lakh of passengers per day.
Union Highway and Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Sunday that he will make sure the project is completed on time. “This will be a project that I will highlight when seeking votes in 2024. This one-of-a-kind project in India will set an example for the transformation of urban transport infrastructure in India,” he said. This project will generate employment for nearly 10,000 local youth and will also boost economic activities, Gadkari said.
The project has been designed on the lines of the Salaris Transit Center in Moscow, the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center in the United States and the Jiaxing train station in China.
NHAI member (technical) Manoj Kumar said the project has been awarded and work will start soon. “The agency must complete the project in 30 months from the start date of construction and will be responsible for maintenance for 10 years,” he added. The second phase of the project will focus on commercial development to make the project financially sustainable.
Officials said the arrival and departure areas at the IMS will be at different levels to facilitate movement and there will be shops and restaurants for people.
“This will be a zero liquid discharge project and about 3,000 trees will be transplanted and five new trees will be planted for each tree that is cut. The new facility is being developed in an environmentally friendly manner, with sufficient open and green spaces incorporated into the design. The development of this facility will lead to environmental benefits, including reduced congestion and pollution, ”said NHAI.

Times of India