Maharashtra's deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has informed about modification to the proposed Nashik-Pune semi-high-speed rail project. As per Fadnavis, the project may include the holy city of Shirdi. The announcement was made during his participation in the inauguration of the refurbished Mela Bus terminus of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) in Nashik.
Rs 16,000 crore worth Nashik-Pune semi-high-speed rail project originally intended to traverse Nashik-Sangamner-Pune, spanning a distance of 235 km. The project is being implemented by Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited. The addition of Shirdi to the project would add an additional 30 km.