The Union Ministry of Urban Development gave an in-principle approval to the Phase - I of the Pune Metro Rail Project on 12 February 2014. The approval by the Union Government will facilitate the State Government to take necessary action for faster implementation of the project.
The project is aimed to improve the public transport system in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Pimpri - Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) areas.
While giving the approval the Union Government advised the State government to update and keep the design and technology of the system in accordance with the revised Detailed Project Report prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
Maharashtra Government will implement the project through a Special Purpose Vehicle which will be jointly owned by the Union and State government.
Pune Metro Rail Project phase I details:
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