PM Modi Unveils Foundation Stone for Pune Metro Project

Shortly after unveiling the foundation stone for Mumbai Metro’s Line-2B and Line-4, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a short hop flight on an IAF 737 plane to nearby Pune and unveiled the foundation stone for the city’s 31.254 km metro project which will comprise of 2 primarily-elevated metro lines. The Rs. 11,420 crore project was approved by the Finance Ministry’s Public Investment Board on October 14 and then received a final approval by the central government’s cabinet just earlier this month on December 7.

Photo Copyright: Press Information Bureau

Screen grab of the foundation stone – Photo Copyright: ANI

Project Video:

Pune Metro Map – view system information

Pune Metro’s Detailed Project Report can be viewed online here.

Line 1 – Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation – Swargate: 16.589 km with 15 stations
• Elevated: PCMC – Shivaji Nagar: 11.570 km, 9 stations
• Underground: Shivaji Nagar – Swargate: 5.019 km, 6 stations
Stations: PCMC, Tukaram Nagar, Bhosari, Kasarwadi, Fugewadi, Dapodi, Bopodi, Khadki, Range Hill, Shivaji Nagar, ASI, PMC, Budhwar Peth, Mandai, Swargate

Line 2 – Vanaz – Ramwadi – 14.665 km with 16 stations
• Type: Elevated
• Stations: Vanaz, Anand Nagar, Ideal Colony, Nal Stop, Garvare College, Deccan Gymkhana, Sambhaji Park, PMC, Civil Court, Mangalwar Peth, Pune Railway Station, Ruby Clinic, Bund Garden, Yerawada, Kalyani Nagar, Ramwadi

The project will be executed by the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (Maha Metro) which was previously called Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation. They recently set up a website for the project and associated social media accounts for disseminating information. As of December 2016, they haven’t yet invited bids for the project’s Detailed Design Consultant or General Consultants, and as such construction work is expected to start no sooner than mid-2018.

For more updates, check out the Pune section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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6 Responses to "PM Modi Unveils Foundation Stone for Pune Metro Project"

  1. Gandhar says:

    Silly question, but did they have a computer generated plaque projected on a screen or an actual one?

    • TMRG says:

      Not a silly question 🙂 They indeed used a digital image and projected it onto a screen. See a video of the plaque being revealed here.

  2. Akbar Husain Ansari says:

    Why it takes 1-2 years to begin construction after ground breaking ceremony of metro project?

    • TMRG says:

      Depends on case to case.

      In Pune’s case, the line’s detailed design has not yet been prepared. Only after a DDC is awarded the design is finalized (3-6 months), can they invite bids for the line’s civil construction and make the design available for civil infra companies to assess, make an estimate and place bids.

  3. Peter Hook says:

    What does “ASI” stand for?


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