Nashik, India (Urban Transport News): The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) is planning to construct a 15-storey multi-modal transport building, which may come up on 40 acres, on the Sinnar side of the Nashik Road railway station. It will also serve as a terminal for the Nashik Metro Neo, the Pune-Nashik Semi High-Speed Rail Corridor and a depot for the city bus service operated by the Nashik Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (NMPML).
Recently a meeting was held with the officials of Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (Maha Metro) and Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (MRIDC or MAHARAIL) to discuss the plan. The meeting was presided over by NMC Commissioner Kailas Jadhav and attended by Dr. Brijesh Dixit, Managing Director, Maha Metro and Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal, Managing Director, MRIDC. Jadhav directed them to finalize the project in the first week of September. The project will also include development of shopping malls and hotels to make it viable.
As per the plan, the existing Nashik Road railway station will have access to the multi-modal transport hub through escalators and will be able to bring seamless passenger transfer. Multi-modal transport hub will be developed on 13 acres of land.
“We have already discussed the concept with the officials of Maharail and Maha Metro. I will hold a meeting with the MDs of both the authorities in the first week of next month to finalize the project,” said Kailas Jadhav, adding that once the project is finalized, a consultant will be appointed to prepare a detailed project report. Will be done. DPR) project. The built up area of the project is expected to be around 4 lakh square metres.
Earlier NMC had plans to develop a bus depot for city bus service at a location adjacent to Nashik Road railway station. But after the plan of a multi-modal transport hub, the authority has stopped the work of the proposed bus depot.
Maha Metro is also working on the implementation of Metro Neo, an eco-friendly mass rapid transit system for the city of Nashik.