In an interview with the Indian Express, MahaMetro Managing Director Brijesh Dixit says they will submit a petition to the National Monuments Authority, requesting it to consider a metro route near the national monument.
As per the special provision, permission of the commissioner or chief executive officer of the authority would not be neccessary to construct structures for operational purpose of the Metro rail service.
Giving the example of the flyover complex at Swargate, which was built to decongest Jedhe Chowk, Inamdar said traffic congestion at Jedhe Chowk remains high though two flyovers have been constructed in the area.
On Tuesday, the Army said the delay was because the state government had not suggested an alternative land in lieu of the land to be acquired. Metro officials, however, expressed surprise at the Army’s contention.
Barne said he will speak to Metro officials on Monday and seek details regarding documents submitted and the response received from the ministry. "...Once I have detailed information, I will be in a position to take up the matter with the defence ministry. I will personally meet the ministry officials."
“We need land outside Khadki station for the Metro route and also work permission from the defence ministry... We are awaiting a nod from the ministry,” said Brijesh Dixit, managing director, MahaMetro.