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Pune Metro Expansion Gathers Momentum: PMRDA to Conduct Financial Feasibility Study for Lines 4 and 5

The Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) is making significant progress in the expansion of the Pune Metro network. With approval from the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to proceed with Phase 2 of the Metro rail project, which includes an additional route spanning 113.23 km, PMRDA is actively working on the development of Metro Lines 4 and 5. These expansion efforts are set to transform Pune’s public transportation landscape.

Project Details

  1. Line 4: PMRDA has received a detailed project report (DPR) from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for Metro Line 4, which stretches from Shivajinagar to Loni Kalbhor, with possible extensions to Saswad and Swargate.
  2. Line 5: Maha Metro has prepared the DPR for Pune Metro Line 5, covering the route from Khadakwasla to Kharadi. Notably, a section from Swargate to Pulgate and Hadapsar is common to both Line 4 and Line 5.

Challenges and Solutions

To address the challenges posed by the shared stretch between Line 4 and Line 5, the Pune Unified Mobility Transport Authority (PUMTA) has directed PMRDA to appoint a transaction adviser (TA). The TA’s role is to assess the most suitable development approach, considering options like public-private partnership (PPP) and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC). Key factors to be evaluated include financial feasibility, government risk, commuter convenience, fare structures, and interchange facilities.

The Way Forward

PMRDA is actively seeking transaction advisory services to thoroughly assess the financial viability of these Metro routes and determine the most appropriate development mode. The recommendations made by the TA will guide the authority’s decision-making process. These proposals, which may involve full or segmented project execution, will be submitted to the state government for a final decision on the preferred implementation mode.


The expansion of Pune Metro Lines 4 and 5 represents a significant step towards enhancing public transportation in the city. With careful consideration of financial feasibility and development modalities, these Metro lines are poised to contribute to Pune’s growth and connectivity.


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