Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (MahaMetro) last week extended trial runs (train testing) on a 2.35 km route from Civil Court Interchange Station to Ruby Clinic Station on Pune Metro’s 14.665 km Aqua Line.
MahaMetro’s team operated one of their 3 coach Titagarh train-sets at 10 kmph from Vanaz (Hill View) Depot to run between Civil Court – Mangalwar Peth – Pune Railway Station – Ruby Clinic stations.
This is the first time a train entered 31.25 km Pune Metro Phase 1 project‘s 7.578 km Reach 3 (Civil Court – Ramwadi). Per MahaMetro, their train left from Civil Court at 3:50 pm and reached Ruby Hall station at 4:07 pm.
As always, the sole objective of the first run was to check for Schedule of Dimensions (SOD) clearances and observe the train’s interaction with the civil structure to ensure there are no physical obstructions along the way.
From what I hear, Alstom Transport – the OHE traction contractor for Phase 1 was handed site access for a particular section only in mid-march and completed OHE installation work in record time.
This section’s viaduct was built by J Kumar Infraprojects through a Rs. 388.58 crore contract awarded in August 2018. It includes a roughly 310 meters long bridge near Bund Garden with 10 piers over Mula-Mutha River, which was completed in April 2021.
Here’s a cool drone video which also shows the architectural finishing status of stations en route:
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