Pune Metro completes 8 spans in a month

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Pune/Pimpri – Span reconciliation work is going on in Kharalwadi section of Pune Metro, and from Pimpri to Nasik Phata. In September, one of the longest span-matching work was completed in a short span of one month with the same ‘girder launcher machine’.  Even Nagpur Metro has not been working at this speed, and the work has been achieved in Pimpri-Chinchwad industrial area.

Work on the Pune Metro’s Swargate to Chinchwad route’s Mother Teresa flyover is underway. In March this year, the advance ‘girder launcher machine’ was set up at Kharalwadi grade separator on the old Pune-Mumbai Highway.

So far this machine has been used to complete 30 spans till  HAL, Huffin Institute. In last September, a total of 8 span matches have been completed. One span has 10 segments. The difficult task of completing a span in 4 days has been accomplished through this machine. Even Nagpur Metro has not completed so many spans by a single machine.

For the first time, a single machine has established a record by connecting 8 spans. So far, around 900 meters of roads have been built by 30 spans. If this speed persists, then one kilometer distance will soon be reached. The second girder launcher machine has been set up at Dapodi-Phugewadi flyover chowk. The machine is connected to 2 spans.

In this chowk, vehicles turn towards Dapodi and Phugewadi. Also, there is a huge traffic movement. So from 12 am to 3 in the morning, when the traffic is low, 2 spans work was completed. So it has been more time to do this work. Claiming that there will be a span faster at Phugewadi and Kundan Nagar, the authorities have claimed that it will be faster. On this route, the construction of a third machine at Kundanagar is underway and one span has been completed. The three machines will start work in full capacity from November. The metro authorities are trying to complete 18 to 20 spans every month.

Pune Metro (Pune-Pimpri-Chinchwad Metro) is a metro rail based rapid transit system under construction to serve the city of Pune and its industrial twin, Pimpri-Chinchwad. The system comprises 3 lines with a total length of 54.58 km. The 16.59-km Line 1 (Pimpri-Chinchwad – Swargate) will be elevated from Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation building to Range Hills near Agriculture college, from where it will run underground. Line 2 will run from Vanaz to Ramwadi covering a distance of 14.66 km on an elevated viaduct. Lines 1 and 2 are expected to be operational in 2021. The 23.33-km elevated Line 3 will run from the Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park in Hinjawadi via Balewadi to Shivajinagar. All three lines will align at the District Court interchange station in Shivajinagar.

The following routes have been proposed :

Nashik Phata – Moshi – Chakan and

District Civil Court – Hadapsar