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Pune Metro trials to begin before December

According to Maha-Metro, even as work order has been issued for 102 coaches, the trial run would be done on coaches brought from Nagpur.

pune Updated: Sep 03, 2019 16:49 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
Metro work in progress near Kharalwadi in Pimpri on Monday.
Metro work in progress near Kharalwadi in Pimpri on Monday. (HT/PHOTO)

Maharasthra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha-Metro) is planning to start the trials of Pune metro rail, on two priority corridors, namely, Vanaz to Garware College and Pimpri-Chinchwad to Dapodi before December 2019, said officials.

Brijesh Dixit, managing director, Maha-Metro said, “Maha-Metro’s work progress is as per schedule and we are hoping to start the metro rail operations before December 2019 on priority stretches. The decision on the date and time to inaugurate the project will be taken by the political leadership.”

Among all the metro corridors, attention has been focused on the Vanaz to Ramwadi corridor and Pimpri- Chinchwad to Dapodi corridors. While the electrical wiring has been taken up, the signal system will be installed soon, officials said.

According to Maha-Metro, even as work order has been issued for 102 coaches, the trial run would be done on coaches brought from Nagpur.

“Maha-Metro will conduct the trial runs soon, but we have not taken the decision whether to continue the metro’s commercial operations immediately after the inauguration,” Dixit said.

During the ground breaking ceremony of the Hinjewadi to Shivajinagar metro line, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that Pune Metro’s operation would start by December 2019. Consequently, attention was focused on the priority sections.

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