Maharashtra state government greenlights Pune Metro rail extensions

In a significant development for urban mobility in Pune, the Maharashtra state government has sanctioned two crucial extension corridors of the Pune Metro rail project. The corridors are from Vanaz to Chandani Chowk and Ramwadi to Wagholi. These extensions cover a total of 12.75 km of distance with all elevated stations.

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More Details:

Pune Metro’s Vanaz to Ramwadi stretch has received approval from the state government for extensions at both ends Vanaz to Chandani Chowk and Ramwadi to Wagholi. Pune Metro has prepared a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for these extensions, which was initially submitted to the Pune Municipal Corporation for approval and the PMC approved the extension and forwarded it to the state government for further approval.

Brief about the Extensions:

  • The state government granted approval for both sections. The Vanaz to Chandani Chowk extension spans 1.12 km, all elevated, and has two stations: Kothrud Bus Depot Station and Chandani Chowk Station.

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  • The Ramwadi to Wagholi stretch, entirely elevated and spanning 11.36 km, will accommodate 11 stations: Viman Nagar Station, Somnath Nagar Station, Kharadi Bypass Station, Tulaja Bhavani Station, Ubale Nagar Station, Upper Kharadi Road Station, Wagheshwar Temple Station, Wagholi Station, Siddharth Nagar Station, Bakori Phata Station and Vitthalwadi Station.
  • Together, these extensions cover a total of 12.75 km, all elevated, and comprise 13 stations. The estimated cost for this section is Rs. 3,756.58 crores.

Expert Insight:

On this occasion, Shri Shravan Hardikar, IAS, Managing Director of Maha Metro said, “These are natural extensions for the Vanaz to Ramwadi line, which have been approved by the state government. This approval will expedite the implementation of these lines, providing significant benefits to the residents along Nagar Road. Moreover, it will enhance accessibility for IT companies, financial institutions, schools, and colleges situated along the Ramwadi to Wagholi stretch, thereby alleviating congestion on the crowded Nagar Road. Similarly, the Vanaz to Chandni Chowk extension will help the residents and offices in the area.


The approval of these extension corridors by the Maharashtra state government represents a forward leap in Pune’s metro rail infrastructure, promising enhanced connectivity, reduced travel times, and improved quality of life for Pune’s residents. 

Source: Pune Metro – Press Release | Featured Image Credit (representational): Pune Metro

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