Good News Punekars! Akurdi Railway Station To Get Indore-Like 56 Dukan Food Court, PCMC’s First

by Shreya Rathod
Good News Punekars! Akurdi Railway Station To Get Indore-Like 56 Dukan Food Court, PCMC’s First

From being a small town to a developing city, Pune has grown a lot and is still on the path to becoming a mega city. To prove this, we have good news. The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation is ready to open a food court near Akurdi Railway Station. The budget for this whole project is nearly ₹3.70 crore. It’s a first of its kind. Read further to know more about this great initiative by PCMC.

PCMC’s First Food Court Near Akurdi Railway Station

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The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation officials confirmed the news of their first food court. They further shared its location to be near Akurdi Railway Station. The reason behind this is that there are many government offices and educational institutes in the area. This will ensure a large number of customers. Further, it is convenient for people to have a place where they can access food. Besides food stalls, the place will have parking space, a toilet facility, toy stores, and many other things. The design of this new food court is similar to that of the one in Indore. It is called the ’56 Dukan pattern’.

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Cost Of This Project

The initial project cost was ₹6 crore, as mentioned in the Civic Budget for the year 2022 – 2023. However, after the announcement of the tender, the authorities received seven bids. One of these offered a twenty-seven per cent lesser rate than the original tender and bagged the opportunity. Though the allotment is complete, the officials are waiting for the final approval for building the food court setup. They have assured that the food court will be complete within four to five months.

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This is a new step for the outskirt area of Pune. The Pimpri-Chinchwad area is on the path of development. This will be beneficial for the locals as well.

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