Ring Road and Purandar Airport: BJP-Sena to speed up projects

01 Mar 2023

The Maharashtra government has announced that it will prioritise the proposed new international airport at Purandar and expedite the completion of Pune Ring Road as part of its push for mega infrastructure projects in Pune. In the budget tabled in the State Legislative Assembly, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis stated that the planning for the new international airport at Purandar is underway, while the cost of building the Pune Ring Road is estimated at INR 270,000 million.

The state government will provide more funds for land acquisition for the road and for the construction of missing links between Khopoli to Khandala on Mumbai Pune Expressway, which is 60 per cent complete. The government will also contribute 50 per cent of the cost for a new semi-high speed railway service between Nashik and Pune. In addition, the state government will provide funds for the construction of a Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Theme Park, a national memorial for Savitribai Phule, and for the development of the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga and other jyotirlingas in Maharashtra.

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