MahaMetro begins technical audit of properties

ST CORRESPONDENT
Saturday, 2 February 2019

“We will capture the images of the properties before and after the tunnelling process. The process will be carried out to assure the residents that the tunnelling work has not damaged their properties." said Atul Gadgil.

PUNE: With the ongoing work of Shivajinagar-Swargate underground metro, officials of MahaMetro have started the technical audit of properties which are located on the underground metro route. MahaMetro officials have till now approached 200 households between Shivajinagar and Civil Court. Speaking on the technical audit process, Atul Gadgil, Executive Director of the Pune Metro project, said that the properties located under 50 metres on either side of the proposed metro line, will be surveyed for technical stability.

“We will capture the images of the properties before and after the tunnelling process. The process will be carried out to assure the residents that the tunnelling work has not damaged their properties. In case, any property is damaged during the tunnelling process because of work of MahaMetro, then MahaMetro will bear the repair cost of the damaged property. We urge people to cooperate with MahaMetro officials in the process,” said Gadgil. Speaking on the progress of Vanaaz and Range Hills metro depot, Gadgil said that the contract of building the depot has been allocated to URC Constructions Private Limited.

“The Range Hill depot will be spread over an area of 2,300 square metres and Vanaaz depot over 4,200 square metres. While Vanaaz depot will have 12 lanes, the Range Hill depot will have 18 lanes and the company is supposed to finish the work in 130 weeks and will cost around Rs 377.9 crore,” added Gadgil. MahaMetro officials said that they have requested for a budget allocation of Rs 2,010 crore this year from the government.

CONTROLLED BLASTING AT AGRICULTURE COLLEGE
- MahaMetro official Atul Gadgil said that the agency will have to carry out 7,900 controlled blasts to build a 28 metre deep shaft in the Agriculture College for entry of a tunnel boring machine,
- “We have executed around 180 blasts and all blasts are carried out from 11 am to 6 pm. Every day, we target around 30 to 40 blasts for the shaft work,” he added.
- Speaking about the progress of Civil Court to Ramwadi work, head of Civil Court to Ramwadi corridor Prakash Waghmare said that the contract of building seven stations on the stretch has been given by MahaMetro.

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