ST depot shifting to affect around 100 trees

ST CORRESPONDENT
Monday, 4 February 2019

The depot will be shifted for a period of three years during which officials of MahaMetro will be constructing a multi-modal hub at the current Shivajinagar ST stand.

PUNE: Officials of the MahaMetro will be replanting about 100 trees, which will be affected at the dairy land in Wakdewadi, following the proposed shifting of Shivajinagar State Transport (ST) Depot.

MahaMetro officials said that they are yet to take permissions for the replanting of the trees. The State government recently approved about 5 acres of land of dairy development to be handed over to MahaMetro for building a temporary State Transport depot. 

The depot will be shifted for a period of three years during which officials of MahaMetro will be constructing a multi-modal hub at the current Shivajinagar ST stand. The initiative is a part of seamless integration of MahaMetro under which PMPML bus stand, Shivajinagar railway station, Shivajinagar ST stand and Shivajinagar metro station will be connected, benefitting the commuters. 

MahaMetro officials said that they have already started the work of building the depot on the dairy development land. The temporary depot will contain sheds and sitting arrangement along with workshop, said officials of Mahametro. Officials are targeting to complete the work by April, post which they can start the work at Shivajinagar ST stand.

REHABILITATION OF PEOPLE
Speaking on rehabilitation of the project affected people on the Vanaz-Civil Court corridor, MahaMetro officials said that they have about 284 properties including 100 in Hadapsar, 60 in Wadgaon Budruk and 127 in Aundh. Officials said that some residents near Paud Phata will be affected as the residents are beneficiaries under the Slum Rehabilitation Authority(SRA) scheme and officials are in touch with SRA Authority to sort the issue.

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