Pune Metro Aims For Swift Completion: Remaining Work On Two Metro Corridors Set To Wrap Up By Year End

Amit Mishra

Aug 16, 2023, 11:55 AM | Updated 11:55 AM IST

Close to 24 km of Pune Metro Network is now operational.
Close to 24 km of Pune Metro Network is now operational.

MahaMetro plans to complete the remaining work on two Metro Corridor by the end of this year, following the successful launch of two key stretches in August.

The first two sections of the project — PCMC to Phugewadi (7km) on north-south (NS) corridor and Vanaz to Garware College (5km) — on the East-West (EW) corridor were launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 6 March 2022.

Subsequently, the 6.9 km Phugewadi to Civil Court route and 4.7km-long Garware College to Ruby Hall Clinic route were also inaugurated by PM Modi on 1 August 2023.

The Authority has now deployed additional manpower to complete the remaining works on Bund Garden to Ramwadi section by October and Civil Court to Swargate stretch by December this year.

The two corridors once complete will allow seamless travel from Vanaz to Ramwadi and PCMC to Swargate. Also, it will extend Metro's run to 33 km from existing 24 km.

The Ruby Hall-Ramwadi stretch is completely elevated, with key stations like Bund Garden, Yerawada, Kalyaninagar and Nagar Road. While, the Civil Court-Swargate section is completely underground with key stations in Kasba Peth, Mandai and Swargate.

As such, the work on Ruby Hall-Ramwadi stretch is expected to get over earlier, whereas, the Civil Court-Swargate underground stretch will require more time.

Pune Metro Project

Pune Metro Rail Project consists of two corridors, north-south corridor (Purple line) and east-west corridor (Aqua line), with a total length of 33.2 km and 30 stations.

Pune Metro Map
Pune Metro Map

The 17.5-km-long NS corridor from PCMC to Swargate has 14 stations. It passes through the industrial area of Pimpri-Chinchwad and further into old Peth areas of the Pune city.

The north-south corridor includes a 11.4-km-long elevated stretch and a 6.1-km underground section between Range Hills and Swargate.

The fully elevated EW corridor starts from Vanaz Depot in east and goes upto Ramwadi. There are a total of 16 stations on this stretch and total length of this corridor is 15.7 km.

Pune Metro has two maintenance depots for up keep of trains. The depot on NS corridor at Range Hills is named as Range Hills car depot and the depot on EW corridor at Vanaz is named as Hill View Park car depot.

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