Metro will not touch bird sanctuary

ST CORRESPONDENT
Saturday, 19 January 2019

Prakash Waghmare said, “We are passing from land reserved for metro and we are not touching the sanctuary. People should not panic."

PUNE: MahaMetro officials Atul Gadgil and Prakash Waghmare, on Friday, said that the metro line will not touch the reserved Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. 

The metro officials said that after passing through Bund Garden bridge, metro will go straight till Kalyani Nagar where the metro station is planned. 

Following this, the metro will touch Ramwadi Naka on Nagar road. Mahametro in-charge of civil court-Ramwadi corridor Prakash Waghmare said, “We are passing from land reserved for metro and we are not touching the sanctuary. People should not panic,” added Waghmare. Speaking about the progress of the Civil court-Ramwadi corridor, Prakash Waghmare said that 11 foundations on the corridor, which is 8.3 km in length, is being erected. “We are also doing soil testing in Kalyani Nagar area,” added Waghmare.

In-charge of the Vanaaz-Civil court corridor Atul Gadgil said that the agency has taken the final call on the Karve road diversion. “While light vehicles heading from Paud road to Karve road will have to take a left turn at SNDT, heavy vehicles will have to go straight on the Karve road. We have installed barricades on the road,” he added.

Speaking on controlled blasting at Agriculture college to make a shaft for tunnel boring machine, Gadgil said that the blasting work started on Friday.

ROUTE REQUESTS
- Mahametro officials said that they have received a request from a delegation of IT companies of Kharadi IT park to take the metro line from Kalyani Nagar to Kharadi.
- While metro officials have accepted the request, officials said that a separate detailed project report will have to be made to take the metro to Kharadi, which is a four km stretch from Kalyani Nagar to Kharadi IT park.

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