Date of Post: 15 Sep, 2017
Pune: Divisional Commissioner, Pune, Chandrakant Dalvi has sent a letter to the Maha-Metro (Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation) to extend the Vanaz-Ramwadi Metro section for another 7 kms up to Wagholi.
Dalvi had received several applications & letters from the residents & public representatives of the eastern suburbs; Their demand was that the route be extended to cater to the bustling population in that area.
- Responding to Dalvi appeal, the Maha-Metro has sent a proposal for approval from the urban development (UD) department, asking to include the route into the additional DPR (Detailed Project Report).
- It has also made additional financial provisions for this.
- “We are following up on the letter and expecting a positive reply. I have been informed by the Maha-Metro authorities that the state government would take a final decision,” Dalvi said.
- The letter suggests that Maha-Metro should implement this proposal in the larger interest of the people.
- Meanwhile, Maha-Metro confirmed receiving the letter from Dalvi.
- “We have received the letter from the divisional commissioner and have forwarded it to the UD department of both state and union governments for approval. As per the current DPR, we have given priority to start the Metro work. After completing at least 50% of phase-I and phase-II construction, a fresh DPR of extension of 7 kilometres can be drafted. However, all this depends on the availability of funds,” Brijesh Dixit, managing director of Maha-Metro, informed.