Maharashtra Railway Infrastructure Development Corporation has invited an expression of interest (EOI) from players to build railway stations under the Pune-Nashik semi high-speed railway project. District collectors of Pune, Nashik and Aurangabad have started work in their respective areas. The state is providing funds and centre government has also approved the project. The project involves building stations, developing areas around them and constructing foot over bridges. Maha rail has prepared a blueprint of the work as per railways guidelines. The patch route from Pune station to Hadapsar will be entirely elevated.
EOI is to be submitted by April 2022. Out of 54 villages, measurement of 40 villages has been completed and the valuation of other villages will be completed soon. The construction of this railway line will be carried out by Maharashtra Railway Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd, a joint venture of the Government of Maharashtra and the Ministry of Railways.
This railway line will pass through Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik districts covering a total of 54 villages in four talukas of Pune district namely Haveli, Khed, Ambegaon and Junnar. The stations in Pune district is Hadapsar, Manjari, Wagholi, Alandi, Chakan, Rajgurunagar, Manchar, Narayangaon, Alephata. Among the major stations, Chakan, Manchar and Narayangaon will be agricultural production and private freight terminals and Rajgurunagar station will be for passenger traffic only. The rail will cover a 235-km distance at 200 kmph speed in about 1 hour and 45 minutes and will crisscross 18 tunnels and 20 proposed stations.
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