Maharashtra Govt Approves Pune Metro’s 4.4 KM Nigdi Extension

Maharashtra state government’s cabinet on Wednesday approved the extension of Pune Metro’s 16.589 km Purple Line (Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation – Swargate) to the northern suburb of Nigdi.

This 4.41 km elevated extension from PCMC will consist of 3 stations at Chinchwad, Akurdi and Nigdi, and will be implemented by Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha-Metro) at an estimated cost of Rs. 946.76 crore.

Within that, the central government will fund 10%, state government and PCMC will fund 30% (Rs. 170.30 crore from state), and the rest 60% will be funded through foreign loans. Daily ridership for the 21 km entire line (Swargate – Nigdi) in 2023 has been estimated at a highly optimistic figure of 4.95 lakh.

Here’s the cabinet’s approval decision which refers this extension as 1A:

The project’s detailed project report (DPR) was prepared by Maha-Metro and submitted for PCMC’s approval in September 2018. At that time, it had been estimated to cost Rs. 1050 and envisioned building a new depot in Nigdi. It’s unknown if that is still part of the current plan.

PCMC – Nigdi extension’s indicative route – view Pune Metro info/map

With this exciting development, the project’s proposal and DPR will be sent to the central government’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), and MahaMetro will begin talks with lenders. I see tendering for its construction starting no sooner than mid-2022.

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5 Responses to "Maharashtra Govt Approves Pune Metro’s 4.4 KM Nigdi Extension"

  1. Peter Hook says:

    ह्या मार्गिकेच्या दुसऱ्या टोकापासून (म्हणजे स्वारगेट पासून) अतिरिक्त मार्गिका उभारण्यात केव्हा येईल ?

  2. Soham says:

    Why PCMC to Nigdi work has not been started yet, despite of approvals. Majority commuters belong to Akurdi, Nigdi area, still the important part has not been started.

    • Rakesh says:

      Still awaiting approval from Central Govt. Approved by the state govt. in Feb 2021 and Central Govt. hasn’t approved it till today, Aug 2023.

      I read the proposal was sent back to state govt for clarifications and all but there is no transparency in this process.

      This extension was included in the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan in Feb. 2023 and it has still not gotten approval after 6 months. This is the Gati Shakti of the govt.

  3. Rajendra says:

    Need to extend Metro from Nidgi to Ravet Mukai chawk


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