Pune: Petition Filed Over Negligence In Construction Of Ramwadi And Yerwada Metro Station 

Pune: Petition Filed Over Negligence In Construction Of Ramwadi And Yerwada Metro Station

Pune: Petition Filed Over Negligence In Construction Of Ramwadi And Yerwada Metro Station

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Concerns Raised About Safety and Planning at Ramwadi and Yerawada Metro Stations

A public interest litigation has been submitted to the Bombay High Court against the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL). Petitioners Qaneez E Fateh Sukhrani, Ashutosh Pravin, and Umesh Sandipan have highlighted significant issues regarding the construction of the Ramwadi and Yerawada metro stations on Nagar Road.

The case, registered on June 19, 2024, was addressed by the court on Monday, June 24, 2024. The petitioners cited problems such as traffic congestion and waterlogging due to inadequate planning of parking areas and poorly positioned entry and exit points at the metro stations.

They argued that the MMRCL has encroached upon and narrowed the Nagar Road carriageway by approximately 7 meters on both sides, contradicting the development plan, which specifies a width of 68 meters. The improper disposal of construction waste was also mentioned as a factor worsening traffic conditions.

Additionally, the petitioners pointed out a lack of coordination among the MMRCL, Pune Municipal Corporation, and traffic police in managing the roads around the metro stations. In response, the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court directed the Pune Urban Metropolitan Transport Authority (PUMTA) to consider the petitioners’ concerns.

PUMTA, represented by the Divisional Commissioner of Pune, was ordered to coordinate a meeting with MMRCL, Pune Municipal Corporation, traffic police, and the petitioners to resolve the issues. They were instructed to implement expert recommendations for redesigning the roads.

The petitioners have been seeking resolutions since March 16, 2022. The case involves the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited, Pune Urban Metropolitan Transport Authority, Pune Municipal Corporation, traffic police, and the Maharashtra Urban Development Department.

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