The Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (MRIDCL) has submitted a revised railway track alignment plan for the proposed Pune-Nashik high-speed train in Khed tehsil after the defence department sought changes in the original plan. The land acquisition in Khed tehsil for the project was put on hold after the defence department asked the district administration to revise the railway track alignment in the original detailed project report (DPR), pleading that it passed through an explosive destruction facility of the army.
According to Vineet Nair, defence estates officer of the Pune circle, there was an issue regarding railway track alignment and now the revised alignment has been submitted by the MRIDC and after going through the defence department will recommend the further process.
The 235 km Pune-Nashik railway line will pass through the Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik districts at a speed of 200 km per hour, the distance between Pune and Nashik is expected to be covered in one hour-and-45 minutes. The project will provide seamless connectivity to the industrial zones of Pune and Nashik such as Hadapsar, Wagholi, Alandi, Chakan, Khed, Manchar, Narayangaon, Sinnar and Satpur.