Guardian Minister Girish Bapat Lays Foundation Stone For Maiden Metro Station
State Cabinet Minister Girish Bapat had performed the bhoomi poojan of the first Metro station on Pimpri-Swargate route at Sant Tukaramnagar last month. Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL), popularly called MahaMetro, began digging pits for the construction of entry and exit points of the Metro station at Sant Tukaramnagar on January 5. The station would be a two-storied structure with a foot overbridge (FOB) on the first floor. The Metro station would be on the second floor. The pedestrians will be able to use the FOB free of cost to cross the Pune-Mumbai highway. The entry into the Metro station will be restricted to people having Metro tickets. MahaMetro is constructing two Metro routes — Pimpri-Swargate and Vanaz-Ramwadi. It started the construction of Pimpri-Swargate route first around six months ago. The 16.589 km route will connect Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad.