PUNE: “The electrification of Pune to Miraj rail track of 278 km and Miraj to Kolhapur of 47 km will be completed by December 2020,” said Divisional Railway Manager Milind Deouskar here on Thursday in an informal talk with the media.
The rail track on the route will also be doubled at an estimated cost of Rs 3,000 crore. This will give a push to cargo and passenger transportation in Western Maharashtra that was deprived of a strong rail network.
The Central Railway’s Pune Division (CRPD) has completed 90 per cent electrification of the Pune-Miraj route. The rest will be completed by December end of 2020.
There is also the track doubling work under process on the route which will be of 35 km (20 km from Pune and 15 km from Miraj).
- Central Railway’s Pune Division to start electrification between Daund to Baramati which will increase passengers trains
- Pune railways station redevelopment plan has been on halt due to lack of funds with administration.
- As part of redevelopment, CPRD has renovated toilet located at platform no. 1
- With the initiative from Pune railway, PMPML has started bus services at Pune railway station for the passengers.