<!-- Facebook Pixel Code --> <script> !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,'script', 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js'); fbq('init', '351567535614080'); fbq('track', 'PageView'); </script> <noscript><img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=351567535614080&ev=PageView&noscript=1" /></noscript> <!-- End Facebook Pixel Code -->

Monday, November 17, 2008

Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation finally starts work on the 14.5-km-long Aundh-Ravet Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) route

Commuting time to come down to only 20 minutes!

Over 65 % cost escalation raises questions!

The massive traffic jams caused by the increasing number of commuters between Pune and Hinjewadi and towards the expressway on the Aundh-Ravet stretch has been making life difficult for the commuters for some time now. The faster evacuation of commuters through Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) is expected to ease the situation considerably.

Aundh-Ravet BRTS is a pilot project under the Centre’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) under which the central government will grant 50 per cent of the total fund. The state government will fund 20 per cent of the cost while 30 per cent will be borne by the PCMC.

PCMC has appointed SN Bhobe and Associates as project management consultants. The road is proposed to have a footpath, cycle-tracks and eight-foot subway.

“The project is to be completed in 18 months. Some structures on defense land have to be demolished and this is taking time,” Sharma said.

The proposal for the project was passed a year ago, but there was a delay in carrying out the project as defense land had to be acquired.

Questions are being raised about a cost escalation, by over 65 per cent, as the project, originally scheduled to cost Rs 198 crore is now pegged at Rs 333 crore.

The opposition parties are up in arms against the Rs 71 crore that PCMC’s standing committee passed last week for re-laying high-tension cables on the Aundh-Ravet stretch.
- Express India

Related Stories:

1) Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation to take a loan of Rs 350 crore from the Asian Development Bank to start a Bus Rapid Transit System service

2) Bus Rapid Transit System project approved in Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission

3) Footpath? My foot!

Subscribe for free to receive hot Pune real estate news, views and reviews:

1) Ravi Karandeekar's Pune Real Estate Market News Blog

2) Ravi Karandeekar's Pune Real Estate Investment Blog

3) Ravi Karandeekar's Pune Real Estate Advertising and Marketing Blog

4) Ravi Karandeekar's Pune Real Estate Blog

5) Please, feel free to call me on my mobile +91 98600 44110! I enjoy talking, sharing my views and giving advice about buying property in Pune real estate market (so i do not charge anything for the first 8 minutes!)

6) Please, join me on Friendfeed, to share news articles, family photos, interesting links and videos and let us discover and discuss information!

Visit Ravi Karandeekar's Pune Real Estate Blog Group and join for free to receive updates of all blogs!

1 comment:

  1. hi ravi, great news. what are they doing about the high-tension wires? any idea??

    This may increase the property cost in that area??