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Extension of Pune Metro rail network approved : Good news for Pune Metro Commuters

The Maharashtra state cabinet on Wednesday approved the first extension to the Rs 11,420 crore, 31-km Pune Metro rail network passage. The public authority has a green-lit augmentation of the metro course from PCMC to Nigdi on the Pimpri Chinchwad – Swargate Line.

The Pune Metro project is being executed by the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation, which is a 50:50 together claimed organization of the public authority of India and Government of Maharashtra. The 16.5 km PCMC to Swargate line will be stretched out by 4.4 km from Pimpri to Nigdi. This will be a raised line with three new stations at Chinchwad, Akurdi and Nigdi. The undertaking will likewise have a stop, stopping straights, multimodal transport coordination and walker connect. The metro line expansion was before assessed to cost around Rs 1,050 crore.

The principal DPR arranged for Pune Metro had prohibited this thickly populated stretch in the Pimpri Chinchwad and residents bunches had been lobbying for the expansion. The augmentation was endorsed two years prior yet the financing for the expansion was not cleared. The focal government had covered its subsidizing at 10% of the development cost so the state government needed to reconsider the financing demonstrate and think about a new proposition to expand the metro.

The Pune Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority has looked for endorsement for 70 km augmentation to Pune Metro rail organization to make it a 125 km metro organization. DPR measure for the augmentation of five courses is in advancement.

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