The much-awaited Pune-Nashik semi-high-speed rail line aims at reducing travel time between the two cities to less than two hours. The Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation has initiated the process for the construction of 20 railway stations on the 235-km broad-gauge rail route. The work also includes architectural finishing, plumbing and high voltage electrical works, heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
The MRIDC is a joint venture of the Union railway ministry and the Maharashtra government on 50:50 bases. The project is expected to be completed in 1,200 days from the start of actual work. It will have 24 stations and 18 tunnels proposed on the route passing through Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik districts. Project also includes the development of container depots along the rail corridor.
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