170-km Pune Ring Street challenge set to start after monsoon

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Pune: Building of the much-awaited 170 km-long Pune Ring Street challenge is about to start after the present monsoon season.

By separating the inner-city site visitors from freeway site visitors, the Ring Street will considerably improve transit and convey down air pollution brought on by site visitors jams.

Tenders for the inaugural 32-km stretch, which fits from the commercial hub Chakan to Ahmednagar Street, and Nagar Street to Solapur, have been launched.

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The challenge is being undertaken by way of Public Non-public Partnership (PPP) and Pune Metropolitan Area Growth Authority (PMRDA).
The PMRDA is now drafting the DPR for the internal a part of the Ring Street.

The Ring Street is a large enterprise that may carry collectively six nationwide highways which traverse the Pune Metropolitan Space (PMR)– NH-40 (Mumbai-Pune), NH-60 (Pune-Nashik), NH-753F (Pune-Ahmednagar), NH-65 (Pune-Solapur), NH-965 (Pune-Saswad-Palkhi Marg) and NH-48 (Pune-Bengaluru).

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The PMRDA may even take a look at creating new residential and industrial nodes that dovetail with the Ring Street.

Anil Pharande, President, CREDAI (Pune Metro), mentioned that it’s by far essentially the most progressive step that’s being taken to enhance the standard of life and total effectivity in Pune.

“Throughout India, our cities have been rising with nearly full disregard to what the inhabitants at massive really requires. We now have seen that vital aspects of the city expertise — assist infrastructure, breathable air, administration of waste administration and reliable water — have obtained solely token nods to this point. The primary improvement impetus has not been on crucial infrastructure however on creating an increasing number of cash-cow actual property initiatives wherever attainable,” he mentioned.

Residents will profit from this improvement mannequin primarily as a result of they’ll attain their locations of labor with a minimal commute and get again residence simply.

“Elevated household time, much less inhalation of pollution on jammed roads, decrease gas consumption, decrease price of public transport, improved public well being readings and a extremely upgraded high quality of life. In essentially the most profitable cases of transit-oriented improvement globally, residents have stopped utilizing private automobiles altogether. The annual family financial savings by way of utilities and healthcare prices will be very important,” mentioned Pharande.

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