Pune Metro Set for Ambitious Expansion
RAILWAYS & METRO RAIL

Pune Metro Set for Ambitious Expansion

In a recent real estate event organized by Credtech Knowledge Federation, Shravan Hardikar, Managing Director of Maha Metro, unveiled ambitious plans for the expansion of Pune's Metro system. Hardikar projected that within the next five years, the Metro network would extend across all corridors in the city, greatly improving last-mile connectivity with most stations just 5-10 minutes apart.

Emphasizing the importance of public transport in enhancing urban living standards, Hardikar compared Pune's Metro expansion to London's extensive transportation network, which serves millions of riders daily. He stressed the necessity of efficient public transport systems in cities undergoing rapid development.

Highlighting Pune's transportation challenges, Hardikar noted that the city's development is outpacing its road infrastructure, with vehicle registrations projected to exceed road construction within three years. To tackle growing traffic issues, he called for collaborative efforts from all stakeholders to provide comprehensive solutions.

Addressing concerns about last-mile connectivity, Hardikar urged citizens to embrace alternative modes of transport such as walking or taking the bus. He cited Delhi's adoption of e-rickshaws for transporting commuters to and from Metro stations as an innovative solution to transportation challenges.

Hardikar underscored that decisions made regarding public transport would significantly impact the city's value proposition. With the impending saturation of all corridors by the Metro, Pune's residents can anticipate improved accessibility and enhanced urban mobility in the near future.

In a recent real estate event organized by Credtech Knowledge Federation, Shravan Hardikar, Managing Director of Maha Metro, unveiled ambitious plans for the expansion of Pune's Metro system. Hardikar projected that within the next five years, the Metro network would extend across all corridors in the city, greatly improving last-mile connectivity with most stations just 5-10 minutes apart. Emphasizing the importance of public transport in enhancing urban living standards, Hardikar compared Pune's Metro expansion to London's extensive transportation network, which serves millions of riders daily. He stressed the necessity of efficient public transport systems in cities undergoing rapid development. Highlighting Pune's transportation challenges, Hardikar noted that the city's development is outpacing its road infrastructure, with vehicle registrations projected to exceed road construction within three years. To tackle growing traffic issues, he called for collaborative efforts from all stakeholders to provide comprehensive solutions. Addressing concerns about last-mile connectivity, Hardikar urged citizens to embrace alternative modes of transport such as walking or taking the bus. He cited Delhi's adoption of e-rickshaws for transporting commuters to and from Metro stations as an innovative solution to transportation challenges. Hardikar underscored that decisions made regarding public transport would significantly impact the city's value proposition. With the impending saturation of all corridors by the Metro, Pune's residents can anticipate improved accessibility and enhanced urban mobility in the near future.

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