Swargate-Katraj Pune Metro Route To Be Built By 2027, PMC Approves Extension

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Pune, 23rd September 2021: The Pune Metro route will be extended from Swargate to Katraj, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) general body approved the 5.43 km after three years.

The route will have three stations at Market Yard, Saibaba Nagar (Padmavati) and Katraj. The project is likely to be completed by July 2027.

The proposal will now go to the central government for formal approval through the Maharashtra state government. Work on Satara road will then start once the funds are available.

Metro work is underway on a 16 km route of Pimpri Chinchwad to Swargate. The route will now be expanded from Swargate to Katraj.

PMC had asked Mahametro to prepare a project report on May 15, 2018. They submitted it to the PMC on September 17, 2019. However, due to financial changes in the project, coronavirus pandemic, etc., the project has been approved after three years and three months. The general body meeting of the municipal corporation was not held for about a year and a half due to the corona pandemic.

The metro on the Pimpri Chinchwad-Swargate-Katraj route will also be extended till Nigdi. It has also been approved by Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporation (PCMC). The central government has already approved it and allocated funds.

Now the Pune municipal corporation has also approved the proposal. Therefore, the work on the route will start after the approval of the central government.

The municipal corporation will also have to provide land for the metro. This will cost PMC an additional Rs 248 crore. Therefore, Pune municipal corporation will have to spend a total of Rs 733.85 crore in a phased manner for the route.

  • the central, state governments and municipal corporations will bear 40 percent of the project cost
  • Mahametro will raise remaining 60 percent through loan through central government