Friday, February 19, 2021

MahaMetro launches shuttle service at Nagpur airport

Nagpur: MahaMetro has started a shuttle service at the city airport connecting the Airport Metro station with the airport terminal. The shuttle is the joint initiative of MahaMetro, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Mihan India Ltd (MIL), which manages the airport.

The shuttle was flagged off on Thursday evening by MahaMetro managing director Brijesh Dixit. The shuttle will leave the Airport Metro station every 15 minutes. It will operate between 8 am and 8 pm. The ticket for a passenger will be just Rs 10. Metro officials said the shuttle had lot of space to keep the luggage of passengers.

A feeder bus service between Khapri Metro station and Mihan was also started on Thursday. MahaMetro has signed an agreement with India Pacific Travels Company to run the bus. The bus will connect the Metro station with all the offices in Mihan.

Earlier, in the morning, MahaMetro officials celebrated the agency’s sixth foundation day in Metro Bhavan. Dixit addressed Metro staffers and invitees on the occasion.

The MD said that central government had sanctioned Nagpur Metro phase II and Nashik Metro due to the excellent work done by MahaMetro in Nagpur and Pune. “City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) has asked us to complete the first line of Navi Mumbai Metro. This is a matter of great pride for us,” he added.

19/02/21 Ashish Roy/Times of India

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