Pune Metro: Rs 6000 crore 1st Phase:
Write back to us at Sakaal Times (Editorial), 27 Narveer Tanaji Wadi, Shivajinagar, Pune 411 005, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you thinkSuddenly the much hyped Pune metro railway seems to be a dubious proposition - primarily due to the unholy haste with which the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has granted approval to the project and is now seeking state and central funding.
The two glaring questions that have arisen are -
can a municipal corporation which cannot run a city bus service efficiently be trusted to manage a highly complex operation like a metro rail network?; and,
is there really a need for a metro railway, especially at a stupendous cost of over Rs 10,000 crores of public money?The issue here is this - there are several much cheaper options available; options that would be cheaper and easier to operate and maintain than a complex metro rail network. Has the PMC examined these options ? Has it taken an educated and informed decision ? Has it considered the long term implications of creating a metro railway ? Is the PMC eminently qualified to take such decisions in isolation?
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Pune Metro - Is it on the right track?
Why has the Pune Metro project been hurriedly given a green signal? What will be the impact of such a scheme on the economics and infrastructure after it is implemented, wonders Prashant Inamdar while Team Sakaal Times raises other important questions about it
The PMC Standing Committee has approved the Metro proposal in a great hurry. Subsequently, the General Body has also endorsed the decision and forwarded the proposal to the government for approval and fund allocation. Read More
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