The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MahaMetro) on Thursday, 10th June 2021, said it had acquired the necessary land in the Mandai area and would expedite work on the underground station there.
Pune Municipal Corporation, after relocating shopkeepers to two sites in the vicinity, handed over the land to MahaMetro a couple of weeks ago. MahaMetro has barricaded the site and has started the preliminary work of shifting utility cables and digging ducts. “A plan is being chalked out to minimize disruption to vehicular movement in the area,” Hemant Sonawane, general manager (public relations) at MahaMetro, said.
The station would be close to the city’s main market and is a crucial stop on the Pimpri-Swargate Metro corridor. Five stations on the corridor are part of the 5km underground stretch from the College of Agriculture and Swargate.