Nod to Pune-Nashik railway corridor

The railway ministry has approved the semi-highspeed railway corridor between Pune and Nashik, the authorities of the Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited said on Thursday.

“The semi-high-speed double line will provide direct connectivity between Pune and Nashik. The journey between the two cities will be completed in an hour and 45 minutes,” Kumar Jaiswal, MahaRail MD, said.

The entire cost of the project has been pegged at Rs.16,039 crore. The total length of the corridor will be around 235.15 km.

The project will not only attract goods trains but also high-speed trains. It would be the first semi-high-speed railway corridor on a broad-gauge line, the official said.

“The MRIDC will buy some high-speed trains for plying them on the corridor, along with regular mail/express and passenger trains. A new station in Pune will be developed and trains will be going to Hadapsar on an elevated deck. From Hadapsar to Nashik, the train will run on the ground and will go up to Nashik Road station.,” the official said.

The project will open new revenue streams for industries by fast-tracking movement. Important MIDC areas such as Chakan, Sinnar and Satpur will be directly connected by this line. There will be a provision for EMU shuttle also to run on this corridor.

The corridor will pass through Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik, providing seamless connectivity to industrial zones of Pune and Nashik

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