Flyover Work At Pune University Chowk Pending Due To Lack Of Funds From Central Government

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Pune, 21st October 2021: The Pune Metropolitan Area Development Authority (PMRDA) has undertaken the Metro project and the flyover work at the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) Chowk. Every day people are facing traffic jams and have to take a detour to reach their destinations.

It is being said that the work is not starting as the central government is not approving the fund of Rs 1,200 crore.

The work of a 23 km long metro line between Hinjawadi and Shivajinagar has been undertaken by PMRDA on a build, operate, transfer (BOT) basis. The work tender has been given to Tata-Siemens. The project is expected to cost Rs 6,500 crore. 90 per cent of land acquisition work of the land has been almost completed. Also, it has been a year since the flyover at Pune University Chowk, which was an obstacle for this project, was demolished.

Work on the bridge, as well as the metro project, has not yet begun. As a result, Baner, Pashan, Aundh and Ganeshkhind roads leading to University Chowk get congested.

The Center and the state governments have proposed 20 per cent each, while Tata has offered 60 per cent. Therefore, PMRDA has sent a proposal to the Center for Rs 1,200 crore in the form of viability gap funding. But, it has not been sanctioned yet.

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