The Pune Railway station located in Maharashtra’s Central Railway (CR) zone is looking at modernisation and development worth INR 141.23 cr. Under the proposed plan, the Railway board will focus on 11 goods depots including Chinchwad, Loni, Phursungi, Baramati, Gurmarket, Miraj, Sangli, Karad, and Satara.
Recognizing the lack of contemporary infrastructure at the Pune region which is negatively impacting the loading and unloading of goods (including petroleum products, sugar, electronic goods, and vehicles) at godowns, the rail board was compelled to take this move.
In addition to improving basic facilities, the rail board is also going to construct high-level platforms and cover sheds, and make plans to make these depots more open and to brighten their interiors.
As part of the modernisation effort, the depots will have corporate furniture, modern restrooms, and drinking water facilities for end users and will feature a sturdy fencing wall and substantial drainage system.
According to the CR public relations (PR) department, the Pune region sees high volumes of products exchanged, including food, four- and two-wheelers, and so on. The development of goods depots will result in more benefits for the CR in less time. Along with autos, the Pune region sees the transportation of items like as petroleum products, sugar, and electrical goods.
As many as 86 goods trains transporting newly built vehicles were dispatched from Pune to various markets across the country in December 2022. Four-wheeler producers now consider the railway to be the best platform for transporting freshly built vehicles. Companies like as Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Skoda, Volkswagen, and others use CR to carry their vehicles. For many years, the CR has transported various items (sugar, newly made vehicles in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad) from the Pune Division to other regions of the country.