PMRDA Approves Pune Metro’s Hinjewadi-Shivaji Nagar Line-3

With civic elections coming up in early 2017, small and big-ticket projects in Pune are suddenly getting a much required push these days…

Yesterday, the Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (PMRDA) chaired by Maharashtra’s Chief Minister approved the Detailed Project Report for the city’s 23.33 km Line-3 connecting Hinjewadi with Shivaji Nagar via 23 stations at an estimated cost of Rs. 7947 crore. The entirely elevated line’s DPR was prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation which submitted its report to the PMRDA in July 2016 after being tasked to do so in November 2015.

Line 3 stations – Megapolis Circle, Quadran, Dohler, Infosys Phase II, Wipro Phase II, Pall India,  Shivaji Chowk, Hinjewadi, Wakad Chowk, Balewadi Stadium, NICMAR, Ram Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Balewadi Phata, Baner Gaon, Baner, Krushi Anusadhan, Sakal Nagar, University, R.B.I., Agriculture College and Shivaji Nagar (interchange with Line-1)

Hinjewadi – Shivaji Nagar metro line’s map – Source: Pune Metro

Interestingly the above map (sourced from Pune Metro’s website) shows the line extending onward to Line-2’s Civil Court Station. The section between Shivaji Nagar and Civil Court is not in the DPR, but this does give an indication of where the line will be extended to in the future.

The line will pass through both Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) territories and end up at the city’s information technology hub of Hinjewadi which, like other IT parks around the country, is plagued by severe traffic congestion. On the administrative side, it’ll be implemented in Phase 2 and now has a couple more hoops to jump through, including the Maharashtra cabinet’s approval as well as the union government cabinet’s approval. As witnessed in Phase 1 and elsewhere around the country, both of these approvals can take anywhere from 2-5 years to receive.

For more updates, check out the Pune section of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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9 Responses to "PMRDA Approves Pune Metro’s Hinjewadi-Shivaji Nagar Line-3"

  1. Shashank says:

    It’s funny what elections on the horizon can do all over India. The country will benefit a lot if they shorten terms to 4 years instead of 5.

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  2. Ayush Thakur says:

    Wish this line gets extended to Hadapsar! Would cover more area and plus Rlys has plans for the existing station

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    • TMRG says:

      With the way they’ve positioned the line on the east-end, connecting Hadapsar to me seems like the next logical step.

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  3. K. Joshi says:

    It’s really unfortunate that every time PCMC area is being neglected by respective authorities. Requesting Hon. Chief Minister to interfere in this so that Metro will pass through Aundh, Sangvi, Rakshak Chowk, Jagtap Dairy route as lot of IT professional who are working in Hinjewadi are staying here.

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  4. Mrinal Talukdar says:

    It is so disappointing that they didn’t even consider connecting Magarpatta city and Amanora Township which has emerged heavily with both resident and IT professional population. Moreover this area is plagued with traffic congestion due to excessive private cars and cabs as there is no decent public transport system.

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  5. Nitin Fatnani says:

    Next Step – Needed Circular Outer Metro Line for Pune & PCMC connecting the below points and passing through the airport:

    Hinjewadi / Wakad
    Nigdi
    Talawade
    Bhosari
    Lohegaon Airport
    Wagholi
    Kharadi
    Hadapsar
    Undri
    Dhankawadi
    Warje
    Bawdhan
    Sus Road
    Balewadi Stadium
    Hinjewadi

    Intersections with other lines can be planned at Wakad, PCMC and Ramwadi.
    Land acquisition wont be much if an issue as these are outskirt areas and the required Municipal Corps would definitely arrange for something here.

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