Pune-Nashik High-Speed Rail Gains Momentum: Deputy CM Fadnavis Meets Railway Minister

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Pune/Nashik, 24th February 2024: On Friday (23rd), Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis convened a meeting with Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav in Mumbai. The focus of the discussion was the Pune-Nashik High-Speed Rail Project. The detailed deliberations during the meeting have paved the way for expediting the progress of this significant project.

The Pune-Nashik high-speed railway project is poised to address the long-standing demand of citizens in both Pune and Nashik. Additionally, it is expected to catalyze the development and growth of these two cities.

An allocation of Rs 2500 crore has been sanctioned for the Pune-Nashik railway line, signalling a significant step forward in the project. The Indian Railway Administration has initiated the crucial process of land acquisition for the 235-kilometre railway line connecting Pune and Nashik. This route is earmarked for semi-high-speed trains, and Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (MAHARAIL) will spearhead the construction efforts. The initial phase of land acquisition is underway, commencing from Sinnar taluka in Nashik.

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis held discussions with Minister of Railways of India Ashwini Vaishnav to address the Pune-Nashik railway line project. The meeting focused on resolving any existing obstacles and expediting the commencement of the actual construction work.

In addition to this, Deputy Chief Minister Fadnavis also had a meeting with former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who was in Mumbai for the Ashwamegh Yagya event.