INDIA: The first section of Nagpur metro’s Aqua Line was opened on January 27, adding six stations and 11 km to the network.
The extension brings Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation’s operational mileage to 24·5 km.
The Aqua Line connects the Orange Line’s Sitabuldi interchange station with the western area of Lokmanya Nagar, offering an end-to-end journey time of 20 min.
Five further intermediate stations are expected to open throughout the line by April 2020.
The line will also be extended 9·7 km to the east of Sitabuldi, adding nine more stations and bringing the total length of the line to 19·4 km.
Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister of the state of Maharashtra, opened the line via a video conference with metro officials.