Tata-Siemens to build Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar metro corridor on PPP model

Pune – The proposed elevated Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar metro corridor work will start in two months. The Tata-Siemens joint venture will implement the project on Public Private Partnership basis. This project will be the first in the country to be implemented as per new Metro policy 2017.

The Tata-Siemens company was shortlisted from three bidders who had approached PMRDA to execute the project, said PMRDA commissioner Kiran Gitte.

Pune guardian minister Girish Bapat and PMRDA commissioner Kiran Gitte said that the project will give respite to about nearly 1.92 lakh people from the IT sector who have to travel daily to the area.

Pune Metro (Pune-Pimpri-Chinchwad Metro) is a metro rail based rapid transit system under construction to serve the city of Pune and its industrial twin, Pimpri-Chinchwad. The system comprises 3 lines with a total length of 54.58 km. The 16.59-km Line 1 (Pimpri-Chinchwad – Swargate) will be elevated from Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation building to Range Hills near Agriculture college, from where it will run underground. Line 2 will run from Vanaz to Ramwadi covering a distance of 14.66 km on an elevated viaduct. Lines 1 and 2 are expected to be operational in 2021. The 23.33-km elevated Line 3 will run from the Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park in Hinjawadi via Balewadi to Shivajinagar. All three lines will align at the District Court interchange station in Shivajinagar.