The state government will soon take up for consideration the proposed Metro line connecting the IT hub Hinjewadi to Hadapsar-Loni Kalbhor, besides holding discussions on extending the corridor from the Civil Court to the Saswad Road railway station.
The Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority will submit a detailed project report in this regard to the state government, which will eventually decide on its mode of execution and implementing agency. “The state government will decide on the implementing agency and whether it should be carried out in the same public-private partnership model as Line-3 (Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar),” said a state official close to the development.
The DPR, besides extending the line from Civil Court to Saswad Road railway station, will also include two more corridors that will connect lines from Hadapsar Bus depot to Loni railway station (9.81km) and Pulgate to Swargate (3.79km).
The official said the government also has engineering, procurement and construction model to consider for the proposed Metro Line-4. The PMRDA has already appointed Pune IT City Metro Rail Limited for the 23km elevated Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar route. The DPR for the Line-4 was readied by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, which will be implemented by the agency-appointed following proper study, sources from the PMRDA said.
The proposed Metro Line-4 will have 15 stations between Shivajinagar and Hadapsar, eight from Hadapsar bus depot to Loni Kalbhor and around three from Pulgate to Swargate.