The idea of the metro was first moved in 2013 with the aim of strengthening public transport. However, it was delayed because of a political dispute over credit between UPA and Aaghadi governments. The metro project was approved within a short period of three years after BJP came to power in Delhi and Mumbai. The work on three routes is in progress. Efforts are in progress for the extension of the metro up to Katraj. Report on Swargate-Katraj is at the final stage.
ABOUT PUNE METRO
Swargate-Nigdi 16 km. Number of stations – 14
Swargatre-Katraj – Final report is at final stage
Shivshrushti to Ramwadi – 14.65 km Number of stations -16
Shivajinagar to Hinjwadi – 23.33 km. Number of stations – 23
BENEFITS OF PUNE METRO
Safe, speedy, credible, cheaper and environment friendly transport
Backbone of much needed public transport system for Pune. Comfortable journey, which can save half the time in commuting.
1000 passengers can travel at a time
Will improve air quality and will save fuel by 20 per cent.