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PMC approves Phase 2 of the Pune Metro

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) approved the plan for the second phase of the Pune metro rail on Friday, with the first phase of the metro rail nearing completion and the beginning of the metro service from Vanaz to Ruby Hall and Pimpri Chinchwad to Shivajinagar.

Service will be provided from Khadakwasla to Kharadi through Swargate and Hadapsar, Paudphata to Manikbaug via Warje, Ramwadi to Kharadi, and Vanaz to Chandni Chowk.

A detailed project report (DPR) had been submitted to PMC by Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (Maha-Metro), which has been tasked with implementing the additional route suggested in the second phase of Pune Metro.

“The Khadakwasla to Kharadi via Swargate and Hadapsar metro rail route (25.862 km), Paudphata to Manikbaug via Warje route (6.118 km) will cost Rs 9,074.24 crore. Towards this, Maha Metro will raise a loan of Rs 4,354.84 crore, while the remaining expense will be shared by the Centre, State and PMC,” said Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar after approval of the DPR.

He said, “The Vanaz to Chandni Chowk route of 1.112 km and Ramwadi to Wagholi route of 11.633 km will cost Rs 3,609.27 crore for which Rs 1,895 crore loan will be raised by Maha-Metro while Centre and State will also contribute towards the project.”

The PMC will give Maha-Metro a temporary space of 209.41 square metres and a permanent space of 2,297.17 square metres at Sarasbaug, Nehru Stadium, and Ganesh Kala Krida Manch for a cost of Rs. 6.77 crore.

Initially submitted in September of last year, the DPR for the extended route—which is entirely elevated—was later updated and sent to the PMC for approval. Additionally, the finance scheme was put out for approval.

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