The Maharashtra Cabinet today approved draft MoUs for the Nagpur Metro rail as well as for the phase 1 of the Pune metro rail projects. The signatories to the agreements are the Centre, the Maharashtra government and respective metros. A statement issued by the Chief Minister's Office stated that the MOUs were signed considering the increasing population of both cities. The state government, in a decision taken in January 2014, had approved the Nagpur metro, after which a tripartite agreement was signed. The government had on December 23, 2016 approved construction of the Pune metro rail, followed by signing of a tripartite agreement. Both the agreements were approved during the meeting of the state Cabinet here today.
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