Pune Metro Extension from Pimpri to Nigdi Begins

Record-Breaking Month For Pune Metro In May This Year, Over 25,16,153 Passengers Travelled

Record-Breaking Month For Pune Metro In May This Year, Over 25,16,153 Passengers Travelled

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Work on the extended Pune Metro route from Pimpri to Bhakti-Shakti Chowk in Nigdi has begun. This extension fulfills the long-standing dream of Nigdi Pradhikaran residents to travel by Metro.


The actual construction of the 4.51-km route will start after soil testing. MahaMetro has fully planned the work. Pimpri assembly constituency MLA, Anna Bansode, said, “Citizens from Pradhikaran constantly demanded the Metro extension from Pimpri to Nigdi. This demand was followed up continuously. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar ensured it was met. Soon, Pimpri-Chinchwad residents can travel from Nigdi to Swargate by Metro.”


The Central government approved the Pimpri to Nigdi extension on October 23, 2023. MahaMetro floated a tender worth Rs 910 crore for this extension. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone online on March 6. The route, 4.519 km long, will be built at a cost of Rs 910.18 crore. MahaMetro aims to complete the project in three years. Construction must be finished within 130 weeks from the approval date.


The route covers 1.463 km from PCMC to Chinchwad station, 1.651 km from Chinchwad to Akurdi station, 1.062 km from Akurdi to Nigdi station, and 975 meters from Nigdi station to Bhakti-Shakti Chowk. It will include stations at Chinchwad, Akurdi, Pradhikaran, and Bhakti-Shakti Chowk.


Barricading has been done at Bhakti-Shakti Chowk and Pawale Bridge, where digging has started. MahaMetro will initially conduct soil tests and prepare the route layout. Following this, pillar construction will begin, according to the Metro administration.