Pune Metro’s Trial Runs Extended to Ruby Clinic (Reach 3)

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.

Intersection of Wellesley Road & Connaught Road – Photo by MahaMetro

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.

Crossing over Mula-Mutha Sangam – Photo by MahaMetro

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.

Pune Metro Phase 1’s route map via MahaMetro – view project information
Mangalwar Peth Station – Photo by MahaMetro

Here’s a cool drone video which also shows the architectural finishing status of stations en route:

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5 Responses to "Pune Metro’s Trial Runs Extended to Ruby Clinic (Reach 3)"

  1. MS says:

    They are so useless that they left major part of the city without metro in phase 1. Now only my grand children will be able to see the light of phase 2. Why on the earth they could not take metro to kharadi in ph 1 itself? Inpite of having no land issues till kharadi. Totally dull brained planners.

  2. Anirudh Kulkarni says:

    Bro, any update on Bengaluru Metro Yellow Line (CRRC-Titagarh) Trainsets??


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