Pune Metro’s 1st Titagarh Train Gets Ready for Mid-2021 Rollout

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.

Pune Metro’s Titagarh train-set’s design (Aqua Line) unveiled in August 2020 – Copyright: MahaMetro

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.

Aqua Line’s 1st train-set on the assembly line – Photo Copyright: MoHUA
Cute model – Photo Copyright: MahaMetro

A list of design features and passenger amenities of these energy efficient and light weight coaches can be viewed here.

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– TMRG

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2 Responses to "Pune Metro’s 1st Titagarh Train Gets Ready for Mid-2021 Rollout"

  1. Gaurav Wahi says:

    I dare say these might be the best looking rakes in the country. I hope Titagarh participates in all upcoming projects.

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  2. Himanshu Doria says:

    Much better design that those ugly CRRC trains. And Made in India, so that’s an icing on the cake.

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