Third largest city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune. With a population of 2.1 million (2001 Census), Nagpur was the 13 th largest urban conglomeration in India in 2001 and the foremost city in Mahar- ashtra's eastern Vidarbha region. Nagpur is also the state's Winter Capital (2) and the headquarters of Nagpur District and Nagpur Division administrations. 3) on a global scale, Nagpur is estimated to be the 114th largest city (1) and the 143 rd largest urban area in the world in 2006 in terms of population. 4) Nagpur is also important geographically as it lies practically at the centre of India with the country's geographical centre (Zero Mile ) being situated here. 5) Moreover, Nagpur is well-known throughout India as a trade centre for high-quality oranges grown in the surrounding region and hence the city is also known as Santra Nagari (Hindi and Marathi for 'Orange City' ). 6) Recently, the city celebrated 300 years of its establishmen
MIHAN Project in Nagpur :
The Multimodal International Hub Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN) project is facing a crisis as the Centre is yet to decide on the transfer of all assets of Nagpur Airport under AAI to the Maharashtra government. The project is being developed by Maharashtra Airport Development Corporation of which Chief Minister Mr. Shri Prithviraj Chavan is the chairman. The project includes an SEZ, a captive power plant, a health city, road and rail terminals, an international school, and a residential area on 3,600 hectares of land. Some 50-60 hectares is being acquired daily and consultants have been appointed for the various project components.