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Metro Lines in Pune

Pune is growing rapidly. And the traffic is growing even more rapidly. The Metro lines are being built but we need to plan for the next phases now. Demand for the Metro is there (see the successes of the Metro in Delhi, Hyderabad, etc). What is needed is more lines. We propose the following lines to be considered and DPRs made. 1) Extension of Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar line to Kondhwa This line can be extended via Maldhakka, along Dr Ambedkar Rd, to Camp, along East Street, meeting the proposed Nanded-Hadapsar line at Pulgate, towards Kondhwa along Parvati Rd and Kondhwa Rd till Yewalewadi. 2) Extension of PCMC - Swargate line to Shivapur This line ca be extended underground to Katraj Bus Depot and then further underground to Khed-Shivapur. This will serve the southern side of Pune. It can come overground once it passes under the hill behind Katraj.  3) Nanded-Swargate-Pulgate-Hadapsar This line is the most important. Traffic is bad on both Sinhagad Road and Pune S