PUNE: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Tuesday approved the Swargate to Katraj underground Detailed Project Report (DPR) by the Standing Committee which was prepared by Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MahaMetro).
It is a 5.4 km long extension of the PCMC-Swargate Metro Route-1. MahaMetro has projected the cost at Rs 4,283 crore and has given set a deadline of 2021 to complete the work.
There was a demand from local representatives and MLA of Parvati constituency to extend the metro route up to Katraj.
Based on that, the PMC assigned MahaMetro the work to prepare a DPR for Rs 80 crore.
The PMC has already incorporated Swargate-Katraj extension in the Development Plan (DP) on Satara Road. However, MahaMetro changed the alignment and proposed an underground metro route. MahaMetro submitted the DPR to the administration which was tabled in the Standing Committee for approval.
The project will require minimum private land and will have three stations at Gultekdi Market Yard, Saibaba Nagar and Katraj.
It is expected to have a daily ridership of 6.68 lakh by 2027 and would go up to 10.72 lakh by 2057. The DPR will be sent to the General Body of the PMC for approval, after which it will be sent to the State government.