Inauguration of Pune Metro to be delayed as PM Modi cancels visit

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PUNE (Metro Rail News): Due to the cancellation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s planned visit to the city to inaugurate the Pune Metro due to an increase in Covid-19 cases, metro commercial activities on priority length would be delayed, according to officials.

Pune mayor Murlidhar Mohol said, “We had planned to start operations of Pune Metro from January 18, but as PM’s visit has been cancelled the commercial operations on priority stretch will be postponed.” “It is now confirmed that the inauguration programme will be postponed,” he stated. We’ll make a decision on metro operations soon.”

Before the municipal election, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Pune and the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) decided to commence metro operations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be invited to the ceremony.

An invitation was sent to the Prime Minister’s office with the cooperation of state leaders. However, when the number of Covid-19 cases in Pune escalated, the Prime Minister’s Office postponed the event, according to other BJP leaders.

“The development of priority portions is practically complete between PCMC and Phugewadi and Vanaz to Garware College,” said Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation managing director Brijesh Dixit. The political leadership will make a decision on when the Pune Metro would begin operations.”

‘Recently, a Delhi Metro team visited the PCMC to Phugewaid section and conducted a safety audit,’ said Maha-public Metro’s relations officer Hemant Sonawane. They have even issued the clearance for PCMC to the Phugewadi section.  The Vanaz to Garware segment examination will be completed soon.”

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