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Pune Metro Rail project gets ‘in-principle’ nod

Pune Metro Rail

In a bid to improve the public transport system in Pune the Government of India has given a go-ahead approval for Pune Metro Rail. Union Minister of Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs Kamal Nath has accorded ‘in-principle’ approval to the Pune Metro Rail Project, according to release issued on behalf of UD ministry.

Pune Metro Rail Project will cover a length of 31.51 km along two corridors, for example; Corridor-1 covering 16.59 km from PCMC to Swargate and Corridor-2 covering 14.92km from Vanaz to Ramwadi.

“This Metro Rail project will improve the public transport system in the city of Pune. The project aims to provide a world class state of the art metro rail system on pattern of Delhi Metro,” the release said.

In-principle approval of the project by the Government of India (GoI) will enable the State Government to take necessary action required for early implementation of the project.

Government of Maharashtra (GoM) has proposed to implement the project through a Special Purpose Vehicle, equally and jointly owned by GoI and GoM.