Date Of Post: 11 Jan, 2018
Pune: State CM Devendra Fadnavis has urged the Centre to approve the 23.3 km long third Metro rail line between Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar. Fadnavis wrote a letter to the finance ministry and requested the Centre to give priority to this route for which the state cabinet has given the nod on January 2. The proposal for the Hinjewadi to Shivajinagar Metro project has been submitted to the Centre, Kiran Gitte, chief executive officer PMRDA, said.
- He said,“The chief minister has taken personal interest in it and has written a letter to the finance ministry to give priority to this project in Pune. The project will require the nod from the urban development ministry, niti aayog and finance ministry. After getting the nod from all the three departments, it will be put in front of the union cabinet for the final approval.”
- The 23.3 km long third metro rail line between Hinjewadi & Shivajinagar is expected to cost Rs 8,313 crores.
- “There are chances that the third Metro line will get the nod from the central government very soon and after that the PMRDA would start the tendering process for it,” Gitte said.
- “The Metro will connect Hinjewadi, the IT hub to Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad. It will reduce traffic congestion and will improve efficiency of the IT hub. The project will be completed following Public Private Partnership (PPP) model and will improve the quality of people’s life,” he said.
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