12-km stretch of Pune Metro to be completed by March 2020

Prakash Javadekar was in the city for a meeting with the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee. Throughout the meeting, all major ongoing projects in the city were taken for a review.

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PUNE (Metro Rail News): The Union Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar reviewed the progress of Pune Metro Rail Project, on Friday announced the two stretches of Pune Metro’s Pimpri-Chinchwad to Swargate line would start functioning by March 2020.

He added that all three metro routes in Pune would become functional by 2022.

At the same time, he announced a project by the Pune Municipal Corporation to handle the river pollution, financed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Along with this, any village having a population of more than 3,000 will have to set up waste management units.

Prakash Javadekar was in the city for a meeting with the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee. The meeting was participated by MPs Girish Bapat, Supriya Sule and Amol Kolhe with officials from various govt agencies. Throughout the meeting, all major ongoing projects in the city were taken for a review.

Talking to media after the meeting, Javadekar stated, “We have taken a review of the metro work. As per the details, the work. As per the circumstances, the work between Phugewadi and Sant Tukaram Nagar will be finished by March 2020. after that, the metro on this corridor will become operational. apart from this, we have also asked the officials to start the work on Hinjewadi metro stretch. All three Pune metro corridor will be operational by 2022. The demand for other routes is also releasing. So, we have asked to begin master planning for this as well.

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