PCMC seeks detailed project report made by MahaMetro

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Pimpri: Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) will get a detailed project report (DPR) made by MahaMetro for extension of the metro rail routes from Pimpri to Nigdi and Nashik Phata to Chakan. 

It will take eight months to prepare the DPR, for which Rs 4.31 crore will be given to Maharashtra Metrorail Corporation (MahaMetro). The proposal has been placed before the PCMC Standing Committee for approval in its meeting scheduled for Wednesday. 

Pimpri: Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) will get a detailed project report (DPR) made by MahaMetro for extension of the metro rail routes from Pimpri to Nigdi and Nashik Phata to Chakan. 

It will take eight months to prepare the DPR, for which Rs 4.31 crore will be given to Maharashtra Metrorail Corporation (MahaMetro). The proposal has been placed before the PCMC Standing Committee for approval in its meeting scheduled for Wednesday. 

Elected representatives demanded that the government should reserve space for the metro routes while the work on the road connecting Nashik Phata to Khed National Highway is on. A meeting was held with MLAs and municipal officials at PCMC Commissioner Shravan Hardikar’s office regarding various issues, where this demand was raised.

Officials of MahaMetro and National Highways Authority of India were present in the meeting. The issue of extension of the metro route from Pimpri to Nigdi and Nashik Phata to Chakan was discussed. MahaMetro has been instructed to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for these routes. Similarly, the municipal corporation has sent a letter to the MahaMetro managing director informing him that the cost of the DPR will be borne by the civic body. 

MahaMetro’s executive director said that a private agency has been appointed for preparing the DPR and it will be readied within eight months. The money will be given under the PCMC’s sponsored schemes as part of the 2018-19 budget and from the Rs 50 crore provision on UTF accounts.

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