State-of-the-art New Airport Metro Station attracts all

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Apr 2018 09:09:21


 

Staff Reporter,

Citizens, who are visiting Metro Stations for joy ride of Nagpur Metro, are overwhelmed after witnessing unique aspects
of state-of-the-art New Airport Metro station. This station has many distinct features. The Metro stations have unique features that match with international standards.
Positioned between New Airport and Khapri Metro Rail Stations, New Airport is modeled on Sanchi Stupa - the globally known monument located at Raisen district of neighbouring Madhya Pradesh. The Sanchi Stupa was constructed by Emperor Ashoka, who belonged to Maurya dynasty and gave the message of peace to the world.


The dome atop the station is located at a height of 40 meters. With a radius of 13.5 meters and height of 8.5 meters, the dome weighs 23 ton. It was installed at the top with the help of crane with the lifting capacity of 200 ton. It took a team of about 25 skilled workers and architects to design the dome first and then install it successfully atop the New Airport Station.


The dome has been prepared with the help of stainless steel. While the structure is free of maintenance, care has been taken that rain water does not adversely impact the dome. The inner side of dome has been coated with polycarbonate sheets, which prevents any damage due to ultra violet rays.
An idol of Lord Gautam Buddha, installed in the station, adds to the serenity of the premises. Made of sand stone, the idol is located beneath the dome. The outer facade of the station is decorated with terra-cotta tiles, which adds to the beauty of the station. These cream-coloured tiles help in controlling the temperature inside the station.