PMC to pay Rs 30 lakh for DPR for extension of Metro
There is demand to extend Swargate route till Katraj
Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has agreed to provide Rs 30 lakh for preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the extension of metro project from Swargate to Katraj. Shrinath Bhimale, leader of House in PMC, recently conducted a meeting with officials of Mahametro.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation had prepared a detailed project report of Pune Metro in 2009. According to this DPR, total length of four routes of metro project in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad is 75.5 km. This project was supposed to be completed by 2014-15, but the work of Pune Metro could take off only in 2017.
When the work of Metro began in 2009, there was a demand for extension of the route. However, as it was not possible to delay work for this extension, authorities had agreed to start the procedure for extension simultaneously. Bhimale called on Mahametro officials to discuss the issue on Tuesday.
Bhimale said, “Mahametro has started the procedure for preparing a DPR for this extension. A total of Rs 60 lakh is required for the DPR. The civic body will pay Rs 30 lakh as soon as possible. Besides this, the civic body will allocate Rs 150 crore for this extension in the next annual budget of the civic body.”