PMC Patches Up With PCMC To Execute Metro Railway Corridor

PUNE: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has initiated steps to amend differences with its counterpart in Pimpri-Chinchwad to execute the 16.589-km metro railway corridor between PCMC office and Swargate. The PMC general body finally gave the green signal to the proposal to build the second corridor of the Pune metro railway from Vanaz (Paud road) to Ramwadi (Ahmednagar road)
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had recommended that its model for the metro railway be incorporated jointly in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad. The DMRC had also suggested that a company be formed to run the project. It has suggested execution of the project on two corridors.
The first corridor runs within the PMC and the PCMC limits while second is fully within the PMC limits. With both the civic bodies not agreeing on sharing of project cost, the PMC decided to go ahead with the second corridor. The PCMC had taken a stand that it will bear five per cent share only of that part of the project which will be implemented within the PCMC limits and not five per cent of the entire project cost.
“We need to have a comprehensive outlook towards the metro. This mode of transport will help integrated development of the Pune metropolitan area. The PMC is approaching the state government so that execution of the project would be possible without any delay,” said Zagade.
Nilesh Nikam, leader of the house in the PMC, said: “Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad are just administrative boundaries and the twin cities have been integrated. The NCP has power in both the civic bodies and we will sit together to resolve the issues regarding sharing of the project cost. We want to start work on both corridors simultaneously.”
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