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Nagpur set to have India's first four-layer transport system

Nagpur set to have India's first four-layer transport system

Nagpur is set to have India’s first four-level transit intersection on a stretch of Nagpur Metro.

The proposal to build a flyover between the railway track and the metro was finally cleared by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Tuesday. “NHAI has given unconditional clearance to Rs 573-crore proposal. The NHAI nod has thus paved way for construction of country’s first four-layer transport system in Nagpur,” Maha Metro has said in a press note.

The four-level intersection was proposed sometime back near a railway overbridge on Kamptee road along which Reach II of Nagpur Metro will run. The stretch already has a road and the busy north-south railway track. The proposal was earlier stuck for long with the NHAI that was unwilling to do it without a financial back-up of the Rs 573 crore required to construct the 5.3 km flyover from LIC square to Automotive square. The NHAI was finally prodded by Union Surface Transport Minister to clear the proposal.

The highest point of the flyover at the railway overbridge junction would be 14.9 metres and that of the metro viaduct above it 24.8 metres.