Pune Metro’s PCMC – Nigdi Extension Approved by MoHUA

The Central Government’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has approved a 4.413 km elevated extension of Pune Metro’s 16.589 km Purple Line from Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) to Nigdi.

This northern extension by Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha-Metro) is officially named “Phase 1A”. It is estimated to cost Rs. 910.18 crore and includes the construction of 3 elevated stations at Chinchwad, Akurdi and Nigdi.

The project’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) was approved by Maharashtra’s government in February 2021 and received sanction from the Public Investment Board (PIB) in September 2023.

PCMC – Nigdi extension’s indicative route – view Pune Metro route map & information

Maha-Metro in September invited bids for appointing this extension’s Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) with a technical bid opening date of October 27. Within the pre-bid queries document it clarifies that no new depot will be built – contrary to what the DPR had recommended at Nigdi.

If the DDC is appointed by year-end, then I envision seeing PCMC – Nigdi extension’s civil construction tender notice getting published around mid-2024, depending on how quickly the design is prepared.

This extension and the 5.46 km Swargate – Katraj extension were included in the Prime Minister’s Gati Shakti mission in February 2023. A similar approval from the MoHUA for that southern extension of the Purple Line is still pending.

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6 Responses to "Pune Metro’s PCMC – Nigdi Extension Approved by MoHUA"

  1. Kartik says:

    Does this involve procuring additional rolling stock?

  2. Diwakar Bhatta says:

    Any vacancy for consultant electrical general retired SSE/EL, 34 Yr, from NCR, JHS Divn.RSK/SITHOULI.

  3. Aman Naikwade says:

    3 years for 4km? Lol. China would build this in 6 months

  4. Krishnan says:

    What about the extension to Katraj from Swargate in the south? That hasn’t been approved yet let construction started. Despite it being included in the Gati Shakti NPG project list. smh. The incompetence of the Maha govt. in building metros in Navi Mumbai, Pune and Eastern Mumbai has been staggering.


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