Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar on Tuesday was reported saying that the cabinet is soon going approve the Pune-Nashik semi high-speed corridor project so that works start early.
The ministry of railways approved the project last month. Pawar held a meeting to discuss the project with the officials of the Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (MRIDC) on Tuesday. The total cost of the project is estimated to be Rs16,039 crore with its distance being the 235km.
The travel time from Pune to Nashik will be reduced to an hour and forty-five minutes once the semi-high speed corridor is ready. The MRIDC will be developing some high-speed trains, which will ply on the corridor with regular trains. The high-speed trains will initially have six coaches and run at a speed of 200kmph.
The corridor will pass through Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik, providing connectivity to industrial zones such as Alandi, Chakan, Khed, Manchar and Narayangaon, along with others as per official sources.