Pune: Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar Metro update

The Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority is all set to make 90% of the land available for the proposed 23 km Metro line from Hinjewadi to Shivajinagar to Tata Siemens for taking forward the project, to be completed within three years’ time.

According to the PMRDA officials, nearly 33 hectares have to be handed over to the agency ahead of the final agreement between PMRDA and the company gets the nod from the state government.

Of this, the PMRDA has 29 hectares of private, government and central government land in possession. They claimed it could be handed over to the agency to start the project. “There was a demand of 90% land for the agreement to be signed. It should be signed shortly after which the soil testing work would begin,” said a PMRDA official.

The Shivajinagar-Hinjewadi stretch would be the third Metro line of Pune. The MahaMetro is executing the projects.

The stretch would have 23 stations. The chief minister on Monday reviewed the project and directed the officials to speed it up.

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