Pune Ring Road: Maharashtra Government Targets Completion Of Land Acquisition By September-End, Project Deadline Set For 2026

V Bhagya Subhashini

Apr 20, 2023, 10:12 AM | Updated 12:20 PM IST

The Mumbai-Pune Expressway (Getty Images).
The Mumbai-Pune Expressway (Getty Images).
  • The project has an estimated cost of Rs 15,857 crore and is proposed to be taken up in nine packages.
  • Proposed alignment of Pune Ring Road East-Part 2 (MSRDC).
    Proposed alignment of Pune Ring Road East-Part 2 (MSRDC).

    The other part will be the 65.45-km-long road from Shivare, back to Urse in Pune District and will be known as the Western Ring Road (PRR-WEST).

    The access-controlled Pune Ring Road which lies entirely in Pune district will pass through 83 villages.

    Salient Features

    While the width of the road will be between 90 to 110 metres with three lanes on either side for 97.80 km, there will be four lanes each on either side on the 39 km stretch of Ring Road.

    The proposed ring road is expected to relieve traffic congestion in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad.

    The road will be designed for a speed of 120 kmph and will have Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) along with noise barriers on the stretch passing through urban areas.

    There will be wayside amenities at five locations. It will have 14 interchanges, eight pedestrian underpasses, six smaller vehicular underpasses, 13 light vehicle underpasses, 37 vehicular underpasses, 28 vehicular overpasses, three railway overbridges, 16 major bridges, 38 minor bridges, 230 culverts, 10 tunnels, and 18 flyovers on the Ring Road.

    Cost And Construction

    The project has an estimated cost of Rs 15,857 crore and will have a completion period of 30 months from the actual start of work, which is likely by this year’s end. The construction of Ring Road is proposed to be taken up in nine packages.

    In addition, the state government has already allocated Rs 11,000 crore for the acquisition of land for the Ring Road project.

    Significance of Pune Ring Road

    Pune District is the second largest district in the state of Maharashtra. The city is at the junction of three major highways, namely, Mumbai-Bangalore, Mumbai-Hyderabad-Vijayawada, and Pune-Nashik, while the new national highways — Pune-Pandharpur, Pune-Aurangabad, and Pune-Mangaon also pass through the city.

    As a result, heavy outbound traffic passes through the city each day creating traffic congestions.

    Such passing traffic, if diverted through road network outside the city limits will ease the traffic congestion within the city. In absence of such peripheral connections, the load of external floating traffic is ever increasing on the intra-city road network.

    The MSRDC conceptualized the Ring Road around Pune City to divert the traffic passing through the city, from outside the city towards other cities, without letting them to enter in the Pune City.

    V Bhagya Subhashini is a staff writer at Swarajya. She tracks infrastructure developments.

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