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Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (Maha-Metro) claims that since the construction of the Pune metro commenced it has planted 1,681 new trees and transplanted 14,645 trees in two years.
Maha-Metro is currently constructing two routes – Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) to Swargate and Vanaj to Ramwadi, work for which is underway.
“The Maha-Metro has so far planted 1,681 new trees and has transplanted 14,645 trees which come along the way of the metro project. The trees have been planted across the city at Akurdi Eco Park, Cooperation Centre, Akurdi Metro Eco Park, Kharadi FS, and Army Campus, Pimple Nilakh, Deccan College Campus. Trees have also been transplanted at Kasarwadi STP, Forest ARAI, Ahmednagar roadside, Deccan Embroidery, Range Hill, KS Gurukul, PWD office, Yerawada Open Jail, Bund Garden, Nagar road, near Aare Dairy bus stand, Alandi, MSRTS bus depot, Agriculture College, Range Hill, and Vanaj garbage depot”, a press statement said.
“For every metro project, we undertake we make sure the project is sustainable right at the design state. So we follow this rule in all metro projects undertaken by Maha-Metro be it Nagpur, Pune or the future Warangal metro project”, said by Hemant Sonawane, general manager, Maha-Metro, public relations department
Press Release says that “With the arrival of the metro, the number of vehicles will be reduced from various roads in the city. Therefore, pollution control is going to have a big impact. To maximize the use of public transport, Maha-Metro has taken various measures to connect Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML), Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTS) and railway stations keeping in mind the multimodal integrated hub.
This article first appeared on www.metrorailnews.in
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