Pune Metro Will Start From This Date, Only On Two Routes As Of Now
Pune Metro Inauguration
The two routes will be open for the public from March 6.
“Both the routes will be operational for public use once the routes are inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 6. Most of the work is completed on the routes and a few minor works on the Vanaz route will be completed before the inauguration,” said Maha-Metro officials.
Earlier on January 6, the Pimpri-Phugewadi station got clearance from the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS).
While the inspection of the Vanaz-Garware college route was done on February 10.
In a few days, they are expecting to get a certificate for the same, said officials.
Infrastructure Getting Ready
The officials added, “Recently, Vanaz depot got the infrastructure in place which is required for maintenance and washing of Metro rakes. All the building structures which are required for the maintenance of Metro are getting ready,”.
The metro which will go from Vanaz to Garware college will cover five stations during the journey over a total distance of five kilometers.
A trial run was already conducted between Vanaz to Garware college on July 30.
Preparation In Progress
Now, the Maha-Metro officials have started training local drivers and have increased trail runs between Pimpri and Phugewadi considering the inauguration date.
The metro which will run from Pimpri and Phugewadi will cover a distance of 5.8km.
The officials said, “At least 30 drivers are trained before the start of service for the public. All of them are experienced drivers and they are getting ready. While taking trial routes officials are also keeping watch on tracks, signals and other equipment,”.
So far, 90% viaduct work completed on civil court Ramwadi stretch.
Basically, the civil court – Ramwadi stretch (Reach III) crosses from RTO, Pune Station, Bund Garden, Kalyaninagar and Yerwada.
The officials added, “Work has been excelled on this route and we hope to complete it soon. Currently, the work of the viaduct is going on near Sangam bridge,”.
The Maha-Metro is planning to complete all Metro routes by December 2022.