Pune, the Queen of the Deccan, cultural capital of Maharashtra , Oxford of the East and one of the Most important IT Hubs in India is one of the fastest growing cities in the Asia- Pacific region. Pune also Boasts of great architecture with various tourist attraction like Singhagad Fort, Sambhaji park , kelkar Museum, shaniwarwada, magnificient reminder to the Maratha Empire setup by the great Maratha warrior Shivaji Maharaj. It is a thriving and vibrant metropolis with a glorious past , an innovative present and a promising future , which is ready to get its own state-of-the art mass rapid transit system in the Metro , in just five years.
Why Metro Rail in Pune?
Being the 9th most populous City in India, Pune is a sprawling complex of academic and industrial suburb which lead to rapid urbanization which is adding stress on the citys travel infrastructure . The existing road-based urban transport system of Pune City already under burden resulting in longer travel time , increased air pollution and rise in number of raod accidents. Therefore , Maharashtra metro Rail Corporation Limited ( MAHA-METRO) has been created as per proposal approved by Govt.of India , a provision of rail-based mass Rapid Transit System for Pune commuters which will benefit around 50 lakh people in the Pune metropolitan area.