PMC floats global tender for 6-lane elevated inner ring road (HCMTR) in Pune

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Sumit SinghPune, March 1, 2019 – The High Capacity Mass Transit Route (HCMTR) encircles a large part of the cities of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad. The 37 km stretch of this route lying in Pune forms a large part of HCMTR. This route will be predominantly for Mass Rapid Transit, which could be a Metro, a BRT or an LRT. A consultant has been appointed to prepare a feasibility report, which will study and compare various MRT options for this route.The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) had made out a detailed study of the Transportation requirements of Pune Metropolitan Area in 1978-1982.Based on thisstudy, they have identified a High Capacity Mass Transit Route corridor (HCMTR).In 1983, in order to confirm its suitability and take steps to freeze the required land, MTP (Rlys) Bombay is engaged to study/survey the feasibility of HCMTR alignment on behalf of PMC.With PMC, placing the proposal of High capacity mass transit route (HCMTR) in its priority list, at least 60 arterial and main city roads will be connected with the HCMTR ring road.The High Capacity Mass Transit Route will pass through Khadki, Aundh, Shivajinagar,Erandwane, Kothrud, Karve Nagar, Dattawadi, Parvati, Bibvewadi, Wanawadi, Salisbury Park, Hadapsar, Mundhwa, Kalyani Nagar, Yerawada and Kalas areas.The ring road shall help de-congest roads in the city as heavy vehicles can travel via the ring road to bypass Pune instead of entering the city.