PUNE (Metro Rail News): Maharashtra deputy chief minister and Pune district guardian minister Mr Ajit Pawar conducted a review meeting with Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) and Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha-Metro) officials on January 17, 2019, and asked officials to execute the extensions of the metro corridors on the public-private partnership (PPP) model.
Mr. Pawar approves the extension of Shivajinagar-Hadapsar corridor till Loni Kalbhor which is earlier demanded by MP Amol Kolhe and MLA Chetan Tupe. He also said that there is a need to extend the metro corridor from Swargate to Hadapsar.
“We have been demanding to extend the Swargate to Hadapsar corridor for a long time now as there are many commuters on the route. Ajit Pawar has accepted this proposal,” said Tupe.
“Vanaz to Chandani chowk corridor will be extended on the same line. Hinjewadi to Shivajinagar metro corridor will be extended till Maan as a metro car shed is being constructed there. This new metro route will be called Maan-Hinjewadi-Shivajingar metro corridor,” said Pawar
Rename Pimpri to Swargate metro corridor link as Pune-PCMC metro
Pimpri to Swargate metro corridor link renames as Pune-PCMC metro as many local leaders have opposed to the earlier name as the line also passes through Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pawar instructed metro officials. The rest of the corridors will be known as Pune metro only.
Pawar has also asked the officers to give priority to the Swargate-Katraj metro corridor.
PMC commissioner Saurabh Rao, PMRDA commissioner Vikram Kumar and Maha-Metro managing director Brijesh Dixit were present for the meeting.
Mr. Dixit said, “Pawar has ensured full support for the ongoing and future metro projects. Be it land acquisition or budgetary allocation, the deputy CM has said that the government would provide full support to the project. Although the ongoing metro work is not being affected by land acquisition problems in the near future, we will require the land under question and so the government’s support is required. Also, we will now start working on the DPR for the proposed and new metro lines and study the technical feasibility for the project and traffic in the area. As of now, about 37% work on the ongoing metro work is completed.”
List of the Pune Metro extension using PPP mode
-Hinjewadi to Shivajinagar- Hadapsar metro corridor will be extended till Maan. This new metro corridor would be known as Maan-Hinjewadi-Shivajingar metro corridor
– Extend metro corridor from Swargate to Hadapsar
– Vanaz to Chandni chowk corridor will be extended along the same line
Pimpri to Swargate metro corridor link will now be known as Pune-PCMC metro
– Prioritise Swargate to Katraj metro corridor
– Hadapsar corridor will be extended till Loni Kalbhor