The Parliamentary Consultative Committee (PCC) is currently emphasizing on the urban development particularly concentrating on the betterment of the transport section to develop non-metropolitan cities, with the help of the Central government.
According to the senior officials the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is seeking aid from the central government for implementation of the ambitious metro railway project under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) phase II. The Central government has started the process to implement phase II of the JNNURM.
The PCC meeting was held in this week in New Delhi, the burning issue which came up in front to boost up the public transport of the non-metropolitan cities such as Pune, and it was discussed in the presence of the Union Minister for Urban Development Kamal Nath. Whereas, Pune is the first non-metropolis in India to submit a proposal for metro railway. In the meeting has decided that from now on wards central government will also concentrate on the non-metros transport development. Kamal Nath said that “robust transport is our prime concern not only in metros but in smaller cities too.
Several means of urban transportation, such as the metro, Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), buses under JNNURM and Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) were deliberated upon at the meeting.
“In June 2010, the PMC general body had approved the proposal to build a 14.925-km corridor of the Pune metro railway from Vanaz (Paud Road) to Ramwadi (Ahmednagar Road).