Over 600 properties to be demolished on Pune metro route
688 properties in Pune have been marked for demolition on the two Metro rail corridors by an agency appointed by the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (MahaMetro). These properties include homes, slums and shops. Of these, 472 are located on the Pimpri-Swargate section and 155 on the Vanaz-Ramwadi corridor.
It is said that the residents in these marked regions would be rehabilitated. A month-long baseline survey of every property in June has been planned by MahaMetro, in which details of every property and its owner will be sought. Also a plan based on the survey will be chalked out.
Last year, MahaMetro had initiated civil work on both corridors. The work on the 16.59km elevated-cum-underground Pimpri-Swargate route has been extended to Dapodi, work on the elevated Vanaz-Civil Court route — 14.67km long — is underway on Paud Road, Karve Road and along the Mutha River in the Deccan Gymkhana area. The work of laying foundations is expected to get over by July along the rivers. 21 of the 59 pillars on this stretch have been completed currently.