Pune: Bhosari MLA Mahesh Landge said that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has promised him that the government will take a positive decision about the extension of Pune Metro till Nigdi, in its first phase itself.
Landge said, “The Metro project, which is planned till Pimpri in the first phase, will be extended till Nigdi, considering demands from citizens.”
Landge discussed this demand with Fadnavis at the winter session of the State Legislature in Nagpur and handed over a
Landge wrote in the memorandum, “The population of Pimpri-Chinchwad is around 50 lakh and it is rapidly increasing. To cater to the need for transportation, the entire city should be covered by Metro, but current work is covering only 50 per cent of the city. It needs to be run between Swargate and Nigdi in the first phase itself.”
Landge said, “The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation is ready to bear the expenditure of this extension.
The civic body has given consent to this. Therefore, the work of the extension must be undertaken as early as possible.”
Standing Committee Chairperson of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation Seema Savale has also asked the civic body to hand over a formal letter to Mahametro officials
Guardian Minister Girish Bapat, in a meeting of civic officials and Metro officials, asked for a Detailed Project Report (DPR).
The current work of the Metro project is going on as per the DPR prepared
in 2009. In last eight years, ridership on the route has increased significantly.
Hence, there was a demand that it should be extended along with the current work.
† MLA from Bhosari Mahesh Landge met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at the State Assembly session in Nagpur, where he handed over a memorandum regarding the extension of the metro route.
† PCMC Standing Committee Chairperson Seema Savale has directed the civic body to give a formal letter to Mahametro officials about this.
† The current work on the Metro project is being carried out as per the Detailed Project Report prepared in 2009.