Cities > Pimpri-Chinchwad, Maharashtra
The city of Pimpri-Chinchwad is situated northeast of Pune and is 160 km from Mumbai, the capital of state of Maharashtra. It is predominantly an industrial area, which has developed during the last four decades. The city of Pimpri-Chinchwad has seen a high rate of population growth and development in the recent past. Due to its proximity to Pune and its significance as an industrial hub of the region, the city is expected to continue its growth in the future.
Based on the current traffic and forecast demand, a bus-based rapid transit system was found to be the appropriate public transportation system for the city of Pimpri-Chinchwad.
GEF-SUTP demonstration project would include the following major components for PCMC:
Apart from the main road infrastructure, a number of other services form part of the entire BRT system. This includes the following main components:
Three BRT corridors (shown in red in Figure 1) have been proposed to eventually connect Pimpri Chinchwad with the BRT system which is being implemented in Pune.
Fig. 1: Main connections between Pune and PCMC
Fig. 2: Proposed BRT corridors in the PCMC area
Figure 2 shows the BRT and road improvement program proposed by PCMC. It comprises the following six corridors: