PMC seeks standing committee nod for its Metro stretch
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Initially, there was a proposal that the cost burden falling on civic bodies be distributed equally between the PCMC and PMC but differences cropped up with PCMC opposing it arguing that the length of the route passing through PCMC area was less and they would hence pay for only that part. Of the 16.59-km route, a 7.15-km stretch is in PCMC limits and a 9.44-km stretch in PMC limits.
The PCMC general body had passed a resolution to bear the cost of the 7.15-km stretch and the PCMC municipal commissioner had urged the PMC to clear its part of the route and send a joint proposal to the state government.
Pune municipal commissioner Mahesh Pathak said the metro route from Vanaz to Ramwadi has been approved by the civic body and cleared by the state government.
"It has been forwarded to the union government for final clearance," he said adding that approval for the route from Pimpri-Chinchwad to Swargate would enable the civic administration to push it along with the Vanaz-Ramwadi route. The 16.59-km Pimpri-Chinchwad to Swargate route will have 15 stations. The route in PCMC area would be elevated and will have six stations. Of the 9.44-km stretch in the PMC area, 4.78 km will be elevated and 4.66 km underground.
As per a state government decision, the state will put in 20 per cent of the cost-the Centre will put in a matching share-and the civic body will furnish 10 per cent. The rest will be raised through public-private partnership or other resources.
Thus, the PMC and PCMC will pay 10 per cent of the project cost for routes in their respective areas. The total expenditure for Pimpri-Chinchwad to Swargate route was estimated to be Rs 4,000 crore in 2009 and if the work starts in 2014, it is likely to reach Rs 7,000 crore.
The PMC will, however, have to shell out a lot more money for the underground route, which is estimated to be three times costlier than the elevated route.
The underground route has been proposed from Shivajinagar to Swargate and would pass through the heart of the city, which is congested and has a high population density.
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