Mumbai: Hurdles in the proposed Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar Metro line are likely to subside as the government has decided to allot land to Metro car sheds. Earlier the project was delayed due to the issue of land
The State cabinet approved the allotment of 5.6 hectares land at Balewadi for the Metro project.
The work of the Metro corridor was not beginning because the land acquisition process was not completed. The government approved the allotment of 5.60 hectares of land from the survey number 4/1/1 under the approved development plan, where 30 metres and 18 metres road have been planned. These planned road areas will be excluded from the allotted land.
The project will be implemented according to the Central government’s new Metro policy. All the stations will be equipped with the latest technology, amenities and state of the art architecture.
Pune’s Metro line 3 between Hinjewadi and Shivajinagar is 23.3 km in length and is expected to cost Rs 8,313 crore. Work on the first two lines, between Pimpri Chinchwad and Swargate, and Vanaz to Ramwadi, has already begun. The Metro will connect Hinjewadi, the IT hub, to Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad. It will reduce traffic congestion and will improve the efficiency of the IT hub. The project will be completed using a public-private partnership (PPP) model and will improve the quality of people’s life.
The Metro will ply through Hinjewadi, Wakad, Balewadi, Pune University and Shivajinagar. At Shivajinagar, it will align with two other Metro lines at the civil court junction. Passengers can travel through all the three lines using a single ticket.