MMRCL launches Rs.11,420 cr metro corridor
In order to fast track the first phase of the project covering a distance of 31.254-km, which includes the Pimpri-Chinchwad to Swargate corridor and also the Vanaz to Ramwadi corridor, Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) has hastened the construction work of the project. The World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank have approved a loan of Rs.6,325 crore for the project involving a staggering investment worth Rs.11,420 crore. The MMRCL will start constructing 59 pillars on the Mutha riverbed along the Deccan side lane of the Vanaz to Ramwadi road whereby these pillars will be constructed on the left side of the stretch within three km. Of the 59 pillars, 20 pillars will be constructed for Metro stations, while the remaining 29 pillars will be constructed for the Metro route. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has given permission for floating tenders for construction of eight stations on the Vanaz to Ramwadi Metro corridor. According to officials, construction of three stations will start in the next 15 days, Managing Director of Maha-Metro, Brijesh Dixit said that the work of digging pits for constructing the Metro pillar will not damage the river.