Pune: The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha Metro) has proposed extending the Pimpri-Swargate Metro route to Nigdi and Katraj in the first phase. Work is underway to create a detailed project report (DPR) for the two extensions.
Various social organizations and political parties have demanded that the route be extended. As a result, the Municipal Corporation of Pune (PMC) and the Municipal Corporation Pimpri Chinchwad (PCMC) wrote to MMRCL seeking a DPR.
“Our consultants have already started working on the creation of the DPR, they will have to carry out a survey of the topographic, geotechnical and traffic conditions, as well as an environmental and social impact analysis. we have to study the signaling work and the rolling stock. Brijesh Dixit (Managing director of MMRCL).”
Once the report is ready in about four months, it will be submitted to the state government for approval. The final approval of the project will come from the government of the union, the official added.
Work on the Pimpri-Dapodi stretch began almost six months ago and an area between Kharalwadi and Nashik Phata chowk has been barricaded. Further on, there is construction work from Megamart to the College of Military Engineering (CME) in Dapodi. MMRCL has deployed traffic guards, as well as a rapid response team on the Pimpri-Dapodi stretch to reduce congestion on the road.
“The construction of pillars and the placement of segments will be completed in the next year, but the work in the stations will continue until later.The barricades around the pillars can be removed after completing the work.” We will build barriers against the pillars to avoid any harm. “Dixit explained.
Speaking about the status of the project, another official said: “The Foundation’s work on 66 pillars is done, and work on 28 pillars and nine pillars with caps is also complete.”