Pune, 4th June 2022: Pune Metro’s 6 km long underground route work was completed on Saturday (June 4). Maha metro aims to complete the work of Kasba Peth station in the next nine months.
Pimpri Chinchwad-Swargate route has about 6 kms of the underground stretch between Rangehills and Swargate. The metro will enter the tunnel from Rangehills and reach Swargate. Two tunnels are being constructed for this purpose. The work of the second tunnel was completed on Saturday at Kasba Peth station. Shivajinagar to Kasba Peth and Swargate to Kasba Peth tunnels were connected to each other. Tata-Gulermarg Company is working on both these tunnels and stations.
The tunnel work was started from Swargate on September 5, 2021 by Pavana TBM. Work is currently underway to build a station about 28 meters below the ground. Shivajinagar tunnel work has already been completed. The underground station will have two lanes through which the metro will run up and down. The metro administration has used three TBMs for all tunnels in the project.
“It will include two separate tunnels for the metro between Rangehills and Swargate. It has now started laying of rail routes, installation of signaling system etc. The work will be completed in eight months. It will also have a special system to keep the air moving and will have adequate lighting. Meanwhile, work on Civil Court, Kasba Peth, Mahatma Phule, Mandai and Swargate stations will be completed by March next year,” said Hemant Sonawane, Director General, Mahametro.
Mahametro’s Managing Director Dr Brijesh Dixit said, “The work of 12 km tunnel of Pune Metro was done with very accurate and world class technology. This is a very proud moment for Mahametro. This work has been successful due to the active support of the citizens and administrative bodies in Pune. Mahametro is committed to completing the metro project on time in both the cities.”