Nagpur Metro successfully created a Guinness World Record: By building the largest double-decker viaduct (metro), which is 3,140 metres long, Nagpur Metro has successfully established a Guinness World Record. There are three metro stations on the 3.14 km double-decker viaduct on Wardha Road: Chhatrapati Nagar, Jai Prakash Nagar, and Ujjwal Nagar. These stations require special planning which are station specific to meet the functional requirements of themetro duly incorporating site specific constraints and double-decker viaduct requirements. These stations represent a significant engineering challenge in terms of thought process, concept, design, and execution.
About the project:
- The project has already bagged records from Asia Book and India Book. Initially, the alignment of the highway flyover and metro rail were on same existing highway on Wardha Road, with independent piers at alternating locations proposed on the median. After further consideration, it was decided to combine the Highway Flyover with the Metro Rail to form a double-decker viaduct.
- Double decker viaduct carries highway flyover at the first level and Metro Rail at second level making it a three-tier transportation system with the existing highway at ground level. This assisted in avoiding additional land acquisition, saving money on land costs and cutting down on project costs and construction time.