In a positive development for the Pune Metro project, the Union Defence Ministry has given its approval for transfer of land in the Khadki stretch of the project. It is being reported that while the Ministry has cleared the transfer of 10 acres of land for the metro rail project, alternative land in lieu of the transferred land was yet to be identified.
The Managing Director of Maha-Metro was upbeat about commencing work on this stretch within the next week and lauded the pro-activeness of the government by observing that, “the excellent support from the governments of Maharashtra and India, and all the elected representatives of Pune, have enabled Maha-Metro to get this permission to start work on this stretch”.
It would be worth noting that Union Minister for Human Resources Development, Prakash Javdekar, who hails from Pune, has assured the metro authority about grant of timely approvals to ensure that the project could be commissioned soon.
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