Pune: The wait is finally over with Defence Ministry finally giving go ahead to transfer land in Khadki stretch. The ministry has given green signal after 10 months to transfer 10 acres of land for Pune Metro project.
This will be coming up in Khadki area of Pune. The proposal was sent by MahaMetro around 10 months back. It is now that the Defence Ministry has given a go-ahead to transfer the land to the metro body.
As per information, land transfer proposal has been approved but alternative land to be given is yet to be decided.
The good news was shared by managing director, Maha Metro Brijesh Dixit. In an interview to Indian Express he was quoted as saying, “We are happy to announce that the Defence Ministry has cleared the Pune Metro right of way permission, as also the land transfer proposal for Metro stations.”
Incidentally, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar, who hails from Pune, had assured the metro body on getting quick approval.
Dixit further quote to Indian Express that, “The excellent support from the government of Maharashtra and the government of India, and all the elected representatives of Pune, has enabled Maha-Metro to get this permission to start work on this stretch.”
Dixit said that now that the approval has come, work will begin in one week for Pune Metro. Things will move faster and efforts will be made to initiate work at the earliest.
Dixit also informed that meeting with top officials from Defence Ministry and state government were on for some time. When approval came, Dixit was present at the meeting.
The MD also assured that alternate land to be transferred in lieu of the land given to them will be decided soon.
Executive Director of Maha Metro, Ramnath Subramaniam shared that out of the total 10 acres, a most important portion is needed in Khadki and Range Hills. Only a small portion of 20,000 square foot was essential in Dapodi.