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High capacity mass transit route project gets green signal in Pune

The route will connect almost 60 arterial and main city roads to an inner ring road which will ease traffic congestion in the city. PMC has appointed a financial consultant for the project at a cost of Rs 63 lakh.

pune Updated: Aug 02, 2018 16:37 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The road structure will include an elevated road, connecting various parts of the city. It is expected to help reduce traffic congestion in the city. The road will connect Bopodi, Savitribai Phule Pune university, Senapati Bapat road, Paud phata, Karve road, Dattawadi, Sarasbaug, Shankar Sheth road, Nehru road, Lullanagar, Ramwadi, Mundhwa, Vimannagar and Vishrantwadi.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)

The standing committee of Pune municipal corporation (PMC), on Wednesday, approved the appointment of a financial consultant for the much-anticipated high capacity mass transit route (HCMTR) project in the city. Following the approval, PMC also appointed Capital fortunes private limited as the financial consultant of the project at a cost of Rs 63 lakh.

Yogesh Mulik, PMC standing committee chairman, said, “The road structure will include an elevated road, connecting various parts of the city. It is expected to help reduce traffic congestion in the city. The road will connect Bopodi, Savitribai Phule Pune university, Senapati Bapat road, Paud phata, Karve road, Dattawadi, Sarasbaug, Shankar Sheth road, Nehru road, Lullanagar, Ramwadi, Mundhwa, Vimannagar and Vishrantwadi.”

Mulik said that HCMTR was planned and charted out almost 30 years ago. The main purpose of the road was to act as a ring road, but the civic body was unable to execute it due to various reasons. Now, PMC has finally decided to go ahead with the project and construct the HCMTR, which will also be known as the inner ring road.

HCMTR will be completely elevated and the route will be 36km in length, with a width of 24km. For implementing the project, 77 hectares is required, and out of it, 35 hectares are already in PMC’s possession. The remaining land is owned by private parties.

The PMC had included HCMTR in its development plan in 1987. The consultant will help in the financial planning of the project. The total project cost is expected to cost Rs 5,096 crore, out of which Rs 1,550 crore will be used for land acquisition, said PMC officials, who did not wish to be named.

Free baby kits for infants born in PMC-run hospitals

The standing committee of PMC has decided to provide free baby kits to infants born in the civic body-run hospitals and clinics. The kit will include a baby soap, powder,

shampoo, oil, lotion and a brush. The civic body is planning to purchase 8,214 kits of Johnson’s baby kits, according to Yogesh Mulik, standing committee chairman.

First Published: Aug 02, 2018 16:36 IST