Do we really need the proposed Pedestrian subway at Spine road in Pune?

A tender was issued by the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) on 14th December, 2017 for constructing a subway at the cost of about Rs. 6 crore at Sector 4, Krishnanagar near Spine Road.

Known for its wide roads and connectivity with National Highways, it is common to find huge flyovers and umpteen grade separators dotting the roadscape of the twin city of Pimpri Chinchwad. With an uncompromising emphasis on speed and unflinching recognition of development, the city boasts of the State’s first two-tiered flyover, built using JnNURM funds. The city has also worked towards ensuring good public transportation and boasts of the costliest BRTS corridor that runs from Sangvi to Kiwale in addition to another corridor which is from Nashik Phata to Wakad.

Pune's Metro Rail - For whose benefit?

A much sought after proposal, the Pune Metro has been planned for two corridors – traversing from North to South is the PCMC to Swargate corridor which is Phase I, and from East to West is the Vanaaz to Ramwadi corridor which is Phase II. It runs underground and overground, together at a total length of 30.36 kms. The estimated cost is Rs.11,522 crores.

Gender and Transport: Report release and discussion programme

Parisar held a discussion of its study titled ‘Gender and Transport’ on 3rd October 2016 at Indradhanushya, Pune. The programme included a presentation of the findings from the project, followed by a discussion with the audience on the issue. A short documentary prepared as part of this project was also screened at the venue.

Understanding the Flyover Phenomenon: Report release and public discussion

Parisar held a public discussion of its study titled ‘Understanding the Flyover Phenomenon’ on 24th June 2016 at Indradhanushya, Pune. The programme included a presentation of the findings from the project, following by special guest Prof. Geetam Tiwari’s review of the report and her recommendations on how to take this further. and of the larger issue that was being looked at through the report. Later, Dr. Rajendra Ravi from the Institute of Democracy and Sustainability (IDS) expressed his views on the subject after which a session of question answers followed.