MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): On Thursday, The Pune-Nashik rail line project was given the go-ahead, and ready to connect 2 essential powerhouses of India’s most vibrant. The state-run Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Co Ltd (MRIDC) completed the DPR for the high-speed rail in Feb and posted for Railway Board & Maharashtra govt permission.
According to the diagram, above rail network shows, there is no direct rail connectivity among Pune-Nasik. Rail network has to go via complicated route by Lonavala, Karjat, Panvel, Diva, Kalyan, Igatpuri till Nasik. This rail project will be the world’s 1st semi high-speed corridor over the broad gauge, Maharail declared.
MRIDC/MahaRail will be completing the semi-high-speed double line project that will reduce the travel time aims to bring the travel time from Pune-Nashik for almost a couple of hours.
This semi-high speed corridor including double railway broad gauge lines from Pune to Nasik will allow the trains to operate at a speed of up to 250 km/h in the future.
As Pune and Nasik both are equally fastest rising cities of Maharashtra and together constituting 18 per cent of the population of the state & contributing 19% Gross Value Added to the state.
The corporation stated in a release that the MRIDC has aimed to operate the Pune-Nashik broad gauge rail line with the commercial speed of 200km per hr with coming addition up to 250 km per hr.
The Railway line will touch 3 districts of Maharashtra which is Pune, Ahmednagar & Nashik by serving seamless connectivity to industrial zones of Pune & Nashik like Alandi, Chakan, Khed, Manchar, Narayangaon, Sinnar & Satpur.