The western wing of the Indian Railway has initiated the process for land acquisition for the proposed Pune-Nashik semi high-speed railway line as the first purchase deed of the entire project completed recently. The district officials have received proposals for land acquisition in 12 villages under Haveli tehsil while the land measurement has been completed in eight villages while in two villages it has been partially done.
This project is important for agricultural products transport, freight and passenger transport in Pune and Nashik districts, and a similar initiative of farmers is required to speed up the project. The government is offering five times the rate of ready reckoner for acquiring land from owners while two and a half times the assessment amount will be paid for the building as well as other constructions. The construction of this railway line will be carried out by Maharashtra Railway Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd., a joint venture of the Government of Maharashtra and the Ministry of Railways. This railway line will pass through Pune, Ahmednagar, and Nashik districts covering a total of 54 villages in four talukas of Pune namely Haveli, Khed, Ambegaon, and Junnar. The stations in Pune district are Hadapsar, Manjari, Wagholi, Alandi, Chakan, Rajgurunagar, Manchar, Narayangaon, Alephata. Among the major stations, Chakan, Manchar and Narayangaon will be agricultural production and private freight terminals and Rajgurunagar station will be for passenger traffic only.