PUNE (Metro Rail News): The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha Metro), a joint venture between the Maharashtra and central governments, was given charge of implementing the Pune Metro project.
Maha Metro has already begun surveying and planning for Phase 2 of the project. In addition, it is drafting a DPR to extend the existing Metro lines, which are 33.1 kilometres long (Phase 1).
Maha-Metro has begun a door-to-door public transportation survey as part of the preparation of a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Pune metro’s 82.5 km Phase II project.
Pune Metro has begun planning for the second phase of the metro as the first phase of work nears completion and operations on priority parts are set to begin soon.
“Maha-Metro had contracted agencies to do the DRP on an 82.5-kilometer route,” said Brijesh Dixit, managing director of Maha-Metro. Officials will go to housing societies, commercial complexes, and various small and large businesses to learn about and listen to Pune residents’ expectations from the public transportation system.”
Maha-Metro is conducting the survey through its subsidiary companies, UMTC Limited and Data Corp Traffic Private Limited. “Questionnaire for residents” includes “frequency and modalities of travel by people, as well as overall attitude of public transportation,” according to officials.
Maha-Metro has urged people to take part in the survey and contribute information, as doing so will allow citizens’ voices to be heard once the DPR is finalised. The DPR will be prepared by Maha-Metro and submitted to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), after which it will be presented to the state and federal governments.
Because the metro construction is progressing at a rapid pace, there is a demand to complete the project in different regions of the city. The PMC and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) general bodies adopted several routes proposed by elected members.
The PMC has already approved the metro route’s extension between Swargate and Katraj. Swargate to Katraj would be the first phase’s extension, as it is the first phase’s extension.
Phase 2 corridors would be 82.5 kilometres long, connecting Vanaz to Chandani Chowk (1.5 kilometres), Ramwadi to Wagholi (12 kilometres), Hadapsar to Kharadi (5 kilometres), Swargate to Swargate (7 kilometres), Khadakwasla to Swargate (13 kilometres), and SNDT to Warje (8 km).
The Pune Metro’s Phase 1 is approaching completion, and a few portions will soon be open to the public. The new lines will connect Pune from east to west and north to south, according to Maha Metro.
Through UMTC & Data Corp Traffic, the company conducts Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad surveys to estimate ridership.