Hardeep Singh Puri – Union Minister:
Very happy to join my colleague Sh Nitin Gadkari Ji, Maharashtra CM Sh Uddhav Thackeray Ji, MoS Sh Kaushal Ji & LoP Sh Devendra Fadnavis Ji online for the inauguration of Sitabuldi – Zero Mile Freedom Park -Kasturchand Park stretch of Metro Rail, Nagpur.
Nagpur, the Zero Mile City of India is Maharashtra’s 2nd capital & its 3rd largest city. Zero Mile station is a unique structure. It is the first station of its kind in the country, which has been designed as a 20-storey building with trains passing through its 4th floor.
Maazhi metro is one of the greenest metros with 65% of total energy needs met by solar power, 100% water recycling, rain-water harvesting & bio-digesters at all stations. 60% plus revenue is set to come from non-fare-box revenue.
Today’s inauguration is a significant event during Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav as it brings zero mile pillar, which is the geographical centre of undivided India on the metro network.