Pune Metro team interacts with Corporators at PCMC General Body Meeting

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Pune , June 20, 2017: The Pune Metro Rail Project will be made with a complete people centric approach. It will be constructed considering city’s traffic situation, environment and culture expressed Ramnath Subramaniam, executive director, strategic planning for MAHA Metro. He was speaking at the special Pune Metro Sanvad organised in the general body meeting of the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC).

The presentation session was attended by corporators and officials from the PCMC including Mayor Nitin Kalaje and deputy mayor Shailaja More, standing committee chairman Seema Savale, ruling party leader Eknath Pawar, opposition party leader Yogesh Behl and Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar. The MAHA Metro was represented by advisory consultant Shashikant Limaye, chief manager Shrinivas Kulkarni and joint general manager Prakash Kadam.

While explaining the plan and progress of the Pune Metro project, Subramanian said that the Metro will cater to the transportation needs of PCMC citizens. He informed that there will be nine stations on the route between PCMC to Shivaji Nagar. Out of which, six stations namely PCMC, Tukarama Nagar, Bhosari (Nashik Phata), Kasarwadi, Phugewadi and Dapodi will be in the boundaries of PCMC.

“The destinations of these stations are planned in such a way that it will help reduce traffic. We will also bring multi-modal transport to make Metro more commuter friendly. All the stations will have solar panels and they will be built by using eco-friendly materials. These  stations will also represent the heritage of the city,” saidSubramaniam.

While explaining the progress of the project, Limaye said that the work between Vanaj to Shivaji Nagar will begin by June end. “We have already started the work from Nashik Phata for the PCMC route and its progressing well. As we have found the hard rock six metres under the road, it has made the foundation work easy. This will make Pune Metro less expensive and it will considerably reduce its construction time,”said Limaye.