PMRDA's ₹54k cr plan to implement mobility proposal in 20 yrs

PMRDA has proposed a Rs.54,601-crore Comprehensive Mobility Plan for the Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporation areas and also the Pune Metropolitan Region localities in the next 20 years.

The CMP submitted to the Centre will be shared with the urban local bodies — Pune Municipal Corporation and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation — for further recommendations as the Urban Metropolitan Transport Authority is yet to be formed, Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority officials said.

Once UMTA is formed, it will implement CMP subject to amendments every five years. Of all the proposals, plans worth Rs.2,420 crore will be of short terms. Proposals worth Rs.4.335 crore will be of medium term and the long-term proposals will be worth Rs.48,145 crore, the officials said.

PMRDA commissioner Kiran Gitte said UMTA would be formed within two months.

The officials said once UMTA was formed, the Comprehensive Mobility Plan will be under its purview and the urban local authorities concerned will put forth what they will implement. CMP was approved by the working committee and the executive committee of PMRDA, which is headed by the chief minister.

The mobility plan was prepared to cater to the travel demand and mobility needs of the two cities and the rest of the PMR areas to assist further growth in economic activities. It focuses on the urbanized areas in Pune Metropolitan Region and its first study includes PMC and PCMC and also Hinjewadi, Talegaon, Chakan and Wagholi.

The present study covers 2,172 sqkm, which is 30% of the Pune Metropolitan Region. PMRDA officials said CMP aimed at increasing the modal share of public transport by 50% and reduce the modal share of private transport by 50%.

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