Pune, July 30 : Ahead of inauguration of Pune Metro’s two routes from Phugewadi to Civil Court and Garware College to Ruby Hall on Tuesday, August 1 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pune District Guardian Minister Chandrakant Patil on Saturday, July 29 carried out inspection by travelling between Ruby Hall and Shivaji Nagar Metro stations here.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that due to these two routes, Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad cities will be connected and travel to important places in Pune city will be more comfortable. The new route will connect important areas like Shivaji Nagar, Civil Court, RTO, Pune Railway Station, PMC, Sambhaji Udyan and Deccan, benefitting citizens, he said.
The Metro line will provide a better travel option to Pune residents and will also help in removing traffic congestion in the city, the minister said.
There will also be electric buses and parking facilities for citizens to travel to the Metro stations, he added and appealed citizens to travel by Metro.
Patil interacted with the woman driver of Metro and congratulated her.
There are four stations on the 6.9 km route from Phugewadi to Civil Court, while the 4.7 km route from Garware College to Ruby Hall has seven stations. Thus, till now, 23.66 km Metro line with total 21 stations has been commissioned in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad cities.