Pune Metro Rail project: Ministry of Urban Development gives “in-principle Approval”

New Delhi: Pune Metro Rail Project, which aims to improve the public transport system, has got in-principle approval by the Union Urban Development Ministry.

Pune Metro project will cover a length of 31.51 km along two corridors. While corridor-1 will be covering 16.59 km from PCMC to Swargate, corridor-2 will cover 14.92 km from Vanaz to Ramwadi.

In-principle approval of the Centre will enable the state government to take necessary action required for early implementation of the project, said a senior Urban Development Ministry official.

Maharashtra has proposed to implement the project through a Special Purpose Vehicle jointly owned by the Centre and the state government.