The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has initiated the pre-feasibility and environment impact assessment (EIA) for the 4km tunnel linking Pashan, Panchavati and Kothrud in the Pune. Since the tunnel will pass over a hill, as well as a forest area, PMC will carry out the pre-feasibility and EIA and the consultant will have to conduct a topographical survey and aerial survey. As of now, the civic body has NOC from the central and state government agencies, such as the Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), forest department, and the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).
The project will curtail the current distance from Kothrud to Pashan up to 8.5km, via Chandni Chowk; the same distance via Senapati Bapat road will be reduced from 9.5km to 4km. The distance from Pashan road to Gokhalenagar will be reduced from 4.5km to 2.9km. The length of the tunnel from Kothrud to Panchavati will be 1,090m, while the Panchavati to Gokhalenagar section of the tunnel will be 580m.