PUNE (Metro Rail News): The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) along with the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) have started shifting families residing in Kamgar Putla and Rajiv Gandhinagar slums to other SRA sites. This land will be utilized for Pune Metro Rail Project.
The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (Maha-Metro) will use this land to construct two interconnected stations for two different metro lines, at the Shivajinagar godown site and the adjoining slums of Kamgar Putla. The construction work includes viaduct and a bridge to cross the railway tracks.
A total of 1000 families are expected to be shifted in phased manner in Viman nagar and Hadapsar. The shifting process has began after multiple discussions and consultations with the stakeholders and also completion of technical formalities.
The land would be used for the piers of the elevated Vanaz-Ramwadi Line-2 and also for the Line-3 from Hinjewadi to Shivajinagar which will also have a station at this location.
As per Nitin Udas, Deputy Municipal Commissioner, the administration was fine tuning the list of eligible residents for the past three months.
“As part of the process, the residents were told to produce certain documents. Some did not submit relevant documents and raised objections. We held hearings in each case,” he said.
SRA officials have initiated the process of registering the homes with the sub-registrar offices. The process is expected to be complete by next week, officials said.