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Nagpur to get rapid transit system, says Gadkari

IANS  |  New Delhi 

will get Regional Rapid Transit System that will replace the existing passenger trains with modern Electric (EMU) trains, Gadkari said on Monday.

The Minister, during an inter inter-ministerial meeting here, proposed to the to introduce modern air-conditioned Mainline Electric (MEMU) rakes on the broad gauge railway lines connecting with of Kotal, Bhandara, and -- all within a distance of 40-60 km.

"Based on the initial feasibility report presented by Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL), consensus has been reached between Indian Railways and MMRCL," a ministry statement said.

"These rakes will be fit for running services at a speed up to 120 kmph with higher acceleration and deceleration, which will help in reducing the running time in the congested sections...," the ministry said.

It informed that the project was proposed to be part of the Maha-Metro, Nagpur, and would be handed over to the Indian Railways for its operation.

The proposed EMU trains would have modern aesthetic and ergonomic design, and have traveller-friendly features like passenger information display, automatic announcements and digital route display, the ministry said.

It added that the new metro would provide the daily commuters with the option of faster, easy, time-saving,



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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 23:00 IST