Bharti Vidya Peeth - Balajinagar Dhankawadi - Chavan Nagar on Pune Satara Road Flyover Updates
Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) began construction of a flyover stretching from Chavan Nagar to Bharati Vidyapeeth on Satara Road. This stretch, however, falls under the proposed Metro rail project route.
The PMC has already approved the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Metro that has been prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). The Metro rail project as proposed under the DPR is to come up between Nigdi and Katraj, thus falling under the jurisdictions of both the Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad municipal corporations. However, the PCMC has withdrawn from the project and so, the PMC has decided to implement the project from Vanaz to Ramwadi that falls under its jurisdiction. The Metro could be extended from Nigdi to Katraj later.
The stretch from Chavan Nagar to Bharati Vidyapeeth, accordingly, falls under the elevated section. But, if the PMC has decided to construct the flyover, then the question arises as to how can the elevated section of the Metro be built on this stretch. The Metro cannot pass over the flyover!