Pune Metro to Swargate Likely to Start Before Ganeshotsav

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Pune, 27th June 2024: The Pune Metro service extension to Swargate is expected to commence before Ganeshotsav, with 95 percent of the underground metro line work from the District Court (Shivajinagar) to Swargate already completed. Mahametro aims to finish the remaining work by the end of July, ahead of the anticipated code of conduct for assembly elections in September.

“We are striving to start the service on this route before Ganeshotsav,” said Atul Gadgil, Director of Mahametro. “The work from District Court to Swargate metro line is 95 percent complete and will be finished by the end of July.”

The District Court to Swargate route, spanning 3.64 kilometers, includes three stations: Budhwar Peth, Mandai, and Swargate. Notably, the metro line from District Court Station to Budhwar Peth Station will pass under the Mutha riverbed, marking a first in Pune’s history. Testing on this section was successfully conducted in February, and Mahametro is now focused on completing the final stages of construction.

Once the construction is complete, the Metro Railway Safety Commissioner will be invited to inspect the route. Following a successful inspection and final approval, a proposal to initiate service on this line will be sent to the state government. Mahametro sources indicate that service could begin as early as September, pending any delays due to the election code of conduct.

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The new metro line is expected to greatly benefit devotees in the central area of Pune, especially during Ganeshotsav. The central Peth area, home to revered Ganesha temples, often sees heavy foot traffic, making it challenging for devotees to travel by vehicle. The metro service will provide a convenient alternative, easing the journey for many.