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Gadkari calls for new ideas to improve transport facilities

Foundation stone laid for IMS

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Foundation stone laid for IMS

 

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Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari wants new ideas adopted for improving transport facilities in towns and cities.

He has also called upon planners to aim for reducing city congestion by aggregation of transportation nodes in the city, by effective city evacuation, and by eliminating traffic due to transit passengers.

The Minister emphasised on providing better passenger convenience for various transport modes and to bring synergies into the available infrastructure.

He made this call after laying foundation stone for development and maintenance of Inter-Modal Station (IMS) at Ajni Railway Station in Nagpur on 6 Mar 2019.

The station has been designed for horizon year 2050 with the capacity to handle 3.24 lakh passengers every day.

The project’s capital cost is Rs.1,588.81 crore, out of Rs.1,288.81 crore is for development of IMS Nagpur including relocation of Railway Quarters and Structures. The cost of road connectivity improvement to IMS Nagpur is Rs.300 crore.

IMS is a passenger terminal infrastructure which integrates various transportation modes like rail, road, mass rapid transit system (MRTS), bus rapid transit (BRT) and other para-modal transportation modes.

Inter-modal stations allow passengers to change transportation modes during transit without leaving the station premises.

The project includes construction of an environment-friendly building – its roof will be designed for harvesting rain water and for installation of solar panels to reduce the overall energy consumption.

The complex will provide world-class amenities like integrated ticket counters, Kiosks, transit platforms, travellators, escalators, lifts, spacious waiting rooms, retail shops, food courts, 1,000-lot car park and 148 bus bays. fiinews.com

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