Devendra Fadnavis seeks execution of Swargate integrated transport hub

Feb 08, 2018, 10:45 IST | PTI

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today directed the state metro rail corporation and the state road transport corporation to plan for execution of the Swargate-Integrated Multi-Modal Transport Hub in Pune

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis being feliciated by Congress party workers after inauguration of Dr B R Ambedkar Hall and Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Multi-purpose hall cum shoping complex at Umred near Nagpur on Monday. Pic/PTI
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis being feliciated by Congress party workers after inauguration of Dr B R Ambedkar Hall and Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Multi-purpose hall cum shoping complex at Umred near Nagpur on Monday. Pic/PTI

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today directed the state metro rail corporation and the state road transport corporation to plan for execution of the Swargate-Integrated Multi-Modal Transport Hub in Pune.

A presentation of the project was made before Fadanvis here. This transport hub is being planned to ease out traffic jam and encourage public transport in Pune. The chief minister directed to Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation and Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) to plan for execution of this project,a statement from chief ministers office said. The presentation was made by Principal Secretary of Urban Development Department, Nitin Karir, at a meeting held in the state secretariat on the Swargate Integrated Multi-Model Transport Hub.

Vice-Chairman of the transport corporation and MD Ranjit Singh Deol, CMD of Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal (PMPML) Tukarm Mundhe, Maha Metro MD Brijesh Dixit, Ramnath Subramanyam, Additional Municipal Commissioner of Pune Shital Teli-Ugale, and Shitesh Agrawal of Sankalp Design were present on the occasion. The chief minister made certain suggestions regarding the Transport Hub plan and directed Maharashtra Metro and MSRTC to work in tandem to complete the project.

The proposed Metro rail station, ST bus stand and PMPML bus station are located close-by at Swargate. To overcome the traffic jam because of this situation, the Integrated Multi-Model Transport Hub is being planned here. In the first phase of this two-phased project, Metro station and PMPML bus station will be developed and ST bus stand will be developed in the second phase. The transport hub will have facilities like bus terminal, underground sub-way, theatre, building for offices and commercial establishments, rickshaw and taxi stand will be available in this transport hub.

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