Will Pune’s Bhosari Be Renamed? Mahametro Requests Change As Passengers Are Confused

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Will Pune’s Bhosari Be Renamed? Mahametro Requests Change As Passengers Are Confused

Pune residents have responded quite positively to the metro rail system, and footfalls are steadily rising. Given that Bhosari Metro Station is on the Pimpri-Chinchwad to Shivajinagar Court route, the travellers are still confused. In order to modify the name of this metro station, the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (Maha Metro) has sent a request to the Union Ministry of Housing and Civil Affairs. 

Will Pune’s Bhosari Be Renamed? 

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Since Pune Metro services started operating in both Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, the name of the Bhosari station on Corridor One has generated confusion among customers and stayed the same for more than a year and a half. 

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has not yet acted on the recommendation made by Maha-Metro authorities, despite their claims that they sent the application for a name change for Bhosari and a few other stations.

In March 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Pimpri to Phugewadi Pune Metro service. Following that, commuter advocacy groups pushed for the renaming of Bhosari, the metro service’s terminal station, to Nashik Phata.

Five kilometres separate Nashik Phata from Bhosari. The neighbourhood of Bhosari is situated along the Pune-Nashik route, whereas Nashik Phata is on the Pune-Mumbai highway. (as per The Indian Express)

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Request To Form A Committee

Following the launch of the Pune Metro services last year, a proposal to rename the Bhosari station was filed with the Union Ministry.

As a result of requests from commuter organisations, they had also suggested changing the names of a few other stations, such as Budhwar Peth, according to Shravan Hardikar, Managing Director of Maha-Metro, which manages the Pune Metro services, in a statement to The Indian Express on Sunday.

Maha-Metro has now sent a second request to form a committee, urging action because the Union Government has not yet acted on its suggestion. (as per The Indian Express)

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