PUNE: Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the extension of Pimpri-Nigdi metro line has been submitted. The estimated cost of the extension is going to be Rs 1,500 crore. According to Shravan Hardikar, commissioner, Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), the corporation will be contributing Rs 200 crore for the extension of the metro line. The remaining funds have to be raised by the central and the state government.
“We have received the DPR to extend the metro from Pimpri to Bhakti Shakti chowk, Nigdi; a total of 7 km,” Hardikar said. The 2021 deadline will not be missed, Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) officials claimed.
The Metro DPR proposed three stations apart from a multi-modal hub at Nigdi Chowk- Chinchwad, Akurdi and Nigdi – on the upcoming extension of the metro line.