Nagpur : “Nagpur Metro will pass through the fifth level of a 20-storey Zero Mile building. The first five floors of the building will be ready by December -2019. Nagpur is first in the country to have such a building with metro station in it,” said Dr Brijesh Dixit, Managing Director of Maha Metro on Sunday.
Dr Dixit was addressing mediapersons at premises of under construction building at Zero Mile. Presently, the work of inter-change of railway track at Zero Mile Station is going on on fast-track. The train coming from Khapri to Sitabuldi Munje Square will inter-change its route at this junction. On the direction of Maharashtra Government, Maha Metro will construct another 15 floors– Maharashtra Assembly Annex– building for the State Government secretariat. The building will look like twin towers of the city. The total area to be developed in two buildings will be around 10 lakh sq fts.
Briefing about proposed development, Dixit said, “We are planning to give a new look to entire Sitabuldi area. It will emerge as world class business centre. It will be having Netaji Market Business Complex, TTMC Property Development, Yashwant Stadium Redevelopment, Zero Mile Twin Towers and Sitabuldi Interchange Station. All Mega structures are proposed in this up-market area which is Nagpur’s Central Business District.”
The Zero Mile Station has two-basement for dedicated parking. The parking will accommodate 400 cars, 100 two-wheelers and specified parking for Metro rail commuters. The entry and exit points will be different in the building. The sky walk will be constructed for the pedestrians to cross the busy Morris College T Point. The Nagpur Metro will construct 5 floors building while remaining floors will be constructed on Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis.
The Zero Mile metro station will be constructed in such a way that it will not create any noise and vibration to the higher floors of the building. It will be having extra layer of concrete and mass spring system as shock absorber. There will be separate lobby for the station and other areas of the building. The Annex Building of Assembly will also connect with Metro Station. The Zero Mile Station will be having Light and Sound Show in the building during evening hours.
Heritage walk to show city’s history
Nagpur Metro has planned to construct a Heritage walk from Zero Mile Station to Zero Mile Pillar. The heritage walk area will have an amphitheater, Museum, and also have information about historic survey conducted by horses to determine the distance of cities. This will be public area open for the common citizens. This will also show case the history of Nagpur district.
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