Pune Metro to operate at full steam in 2021, says Maha-Metro chief
The Pune Metro project will come into vogue much faster than expected and by overcoming all obstacles, as it is expected to have a successful run in Pune by 2021, said Maharashtra Metro executive chairman Ramnath Subramaniam.
He was speaking at the first session of the fourth National Construction and Transport Council organised by MIT Art, Design and Technology University, Rajbagh, College of Management, Loni Kalbhor.
Subramaniam said that the transport system is crucial and a very important lifeline for the public. For this, local governments and governments will have play an important role.
“The government has a duty to provide facilities to the citizens. So, work is being done to strengthen the transport system. Apart from Maha-Metro, the Metro work is being done in other metropolitan cities, except Mumbai. “Maha-Metro strives to provide world-class facilities to the people in real time ,” he said.
Common mobility cards, green Metro solar stations, different types of station designs, free Wi-Fi, bicycle services, parking facilities, connecting all stations to the city’s transport service, providing free footpaths and rainwater harvesting facilities are the other smart amenities which will be an integral part of the project, he said. We are focusing on building Metro tourism along with world-class Metro facilities. A large number of employment opportunities will be available to the youth through the Metro project,” he added.
Sportsperson Shantilal Katariya, who was the chief guest, said that India was a developing country which provided huge opportunities for young people in the construction sector in this country. “Planning is needed for planned and strong construction. The construction sector does not have importance due to lack of planning. Those who work in this field and who look forward to it as a career, should not be employed, but many have to become workers in the hand.
“There are a large number of opportunities for students working in the construction, technology and transport system. While working in this field, it can be successful if you understand and experience on the site rather than in the air conditioned office, he said. MIT camp director Sunita Mangesh Karad said that infrastructure was the key economic tool of India and greater investments from all over the world were being made in the construction and transport system in the country. “There is a need to create skilled manpower and it is necessary to provide technology and actual work experience, ” she added.