Ajit Pawar tells Metro officials to follow deadlines and prevent hardships to citizens

Ajit Pawar tells Metro officials

Ajit Pawar tells Metro officials to follow deadlines and prevent hardships to citizens

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On Thursday, Ajit Pawar, the deputy chief minister, gave the go-ahead for the authorities to take necessary steps to curb hardships while the ongoing Metro construction in Pune is underway and to complete it within the stipulated time frame.

DCM Ajit Pawar in a review meeting held in Mumbai stated that the authorities must prepare a comprehensive plan for enhancing the feeder services, vehicular movement, and hawkers near Metro stations in addition to providing adequate services to commuters at the stations.

Civic activists and residents have consistently raised concerns about the traffic congestion near the planned Metro stations, along the Metro routes. 

Pawar further informed that the government authorities must take adequate steps to provide facilities to the commuters and prevent hardships. 

Pawar stated that, considering the security measures close to Raj Bhavan, a foot overbridge planned for the Hinjawadi Shivajinagar Metro route should be constructed to ease congestion. Issues related to traffic along the metro route must be resolved by local bodies with coordination. 

Three metro routes are currently under construction in the city: PMRDA is working on the Hinjawadi to Shivajinagar elevated Metro Line, while Maha Metro is completing the Vanaz to Ramwadi and PCMC to Swargate routes.

Maha Metro has been instructed to provide suitable arrangements for people to move around on the Ramwadi and other routes, according to PMC officials. The officials informed that PMC and traffic police were consulted while carrying out the work. While work on the Civil Court to Swargate route is progressing, the Ramwadi route is probably going to be completed in the coming days.