Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), on Sunday announced via Twitter that the first locally-produced Titagarh-Firema train-set for Pune Metro’s Phase 1 project is on track to rollout for testing in May 2021 and get dispatched by August 15, 2021.
Prior to that – the first of an undisclosed number of Italian-made train-sets for the project will be dispatched for India in May 2021.
The contract for Pune Metro’s 102 coach rolling stock contract was awarded to Titagarh Firema in August 2019 with a value of approximately Rs. 1125 crore and 160 week completion deadline. After multiple design iterations, Titagarh unveiled the trains’ final design in August 2020 and claims these coaches with 15.5T axle load will be the lightest in India.
Like Delhi & Mumbai, Pune’s train-sets will be colour-coded depending on the line they’ll service:
Line-1 (Purple Line): Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) – Swargate (16.589 km, 14 stations)
Line-2 (Aqua Line): Vanaz – Ramwadi (14.665 km, 16 stations)
Here are some snaps from this weekend’s visit by the Secretary and officials from Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha-Metro) to Titagarh’s local plant in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.
A list of design features and passenger amenities of these energy efficient and light weight coaches can be viewed here.
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