Pune Metro | Metro rail project gets another step closer to implementation

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Metro Rail foundations have been laid on 58 km, pillars on 56 km and viaduct on 46 km. The total project stretches 72 km.
Metro Rail foundations have been laid on 58 km, pillars on 56 km and viaduct on 46 km. The total project stretches 72 km.

Pune: The metro rail project for the city cleared a bureaucratic step on Monday as Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) obtained permission from the railway department.

According to PMC officials, the metro rail project would require land from railway ministry.

The administration was waiting for a go-ahead to use this property. Works such as laying of railway tracks are expected to be carried out on this patch of land.

“PMC had given applications and was seeking a no-objection certificate from the railway department. The administration has received it from the ministry,” PMC’s traffic planner Shrinivas Bonala said.

The project is now awaiting the final go-ahead from the Union government. After getting a clearance from the public finance board, the green signal from the Union cabinet would be given, after which actual ground work would commence.

The total proposed length of the metro in Pune is 31.51km. It will run on two corridors the first 16.59km between Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation and Swargate and the second 14.92km from Vanaz to Ramwadi.

The revised estimate for the project announced by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is pegged at Rs 11,522 crore, a hike of Rs 653 crore from the 2014 estimate.

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