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MahaMetro starts talks with private land owners
The Times of India  |  January 15, 2020

TNN Pune

The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (MahaMetro) on Monday said it has the possession of about 90% of government land required for the first phase of the mass transit project.


MahaMetro officials said they have also initiated talks with private owners to get the required land parcels for setting up entry-exit points of the stations and other facilities for the two Metro corridors, a 32-km stretch, it was executing. The government land is being used to start the depots and interchange stations.


“Non-availability of land is not a constraint at this stage to execute the Metro project in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad. MahaMetro is thankful to the state government, Pune Municipal Corporation and the defence ministry for providing the required land parcels without much hassles,” MahaMetro managing director Brijesh Dixit said.


“The project has gathered significant pace because the land plots were made available at the earliest. The defence establishments recently gave use the crucial go ahead to initiate work in areas under their jurisdiction,” he said.


The officials said talks with the private land owners have been positive so far. “Several private plots , housing societies and educational institutes are on the list and we are establishing contacts with all possible stakeholders. The land parcels are required for the entry-exit points of stations. Bigger land plots, if available, can be utilized to build parking lots,” an official said.