Pune Metro Update: MahaMetro Starts Constructing First Station Of Pune Metro At Sant Tukaramnagar

Pune Metro Update: MahaMetro Starts Constructing First Station Of Pune Metro At Sant Tukaramnagar

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Date Of Post: 06 Jan, 2018

Pune: MahaMetro has started constructing the first station of Pune Metro Rail project at Sant Tukaramnagar. “The work of digging pits for constructing the entry and exit points of the Metro station has begun. We will check if there are underground utility lines. The approximate cost of constructing this station is Rs50 crore. The station construction work is expected to be over by December 2019,” a senior official of MahaMetro said.

About The Project-

  • MahaMetro, is constructing the Pimpri-Swargate Metro route (16.589km).
  • Of the total, 11.57km stretch would be elevated & the rest would be underground.
  • Around 8km-long elevated stretch from Pimpri to Harris bridge (Dapodi) would be in the PCMC (Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation) limits.

Image Credit: Pune Metro

Construction Of Piers Begins-

  • The construction of piers have begun for the elevated stretch of Pimpri-Dapodi section of the Pimpri-Swargate route.
  • The 61m-long foot overbridge (FOB) near Vallabhnagar ST bus depot would be a hindrance for the construction of the Sant Tukaramnagar Metro station.
  • “The FOB would be removed after the construction of the Metro station because we do not want to inconvenience people. The first level of the Metro station will work like an FOB for pedestrians to cross the highway,” MahaMetro official said.

Metro Till Nigdi-

  • On the PCMC’s letter to MahaMetro for preparing a DPR for extending the Metro route till Nigdi, he said, “We have received the letter. An agency will be appointed soon to prepare the DPR. A maximum of six months will be needed to prepare it.”
  • The construction work is also being conducted from Mega Mart to College of Military Engineering (CME) Chowk in Dapodi.

Image Credit: Pune Metro

Recent Updates In Pune Metro-

05 Jan, 2018: Pune Municipal Corporation Submits Consent Letter To MahaMetro For Preparing DPR Of Swargate-Katraj Corridor

03 Jan, 2018: State Cabinet Gives Its Nod To 23.3km Long Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar Metro Line

29 Dec 2017: PMC has sought approval from its standing committee to give land to the MahaMetro to construct a metro depot and multi-modal station at Swargate

21 Dec 2017: Update from Reach 2 Vanaz-Civil Court- Footing work for 2nd pillar is done and shuttering for the 1st pillar is in progress along with excavation for other pillars

18 Dec 2017: First Viaduct Segment launched at Kharalwadi for Reach 1 PCMC-Range Hill between P349-P348 span.

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