PUNE (Metro Rail News): Maharastra Chief minister Shri Uddhav Thackeray unveiled the model of the coaches for the Pune Metro rail project at a programme in Mumbai on Dec 27, 2019, as per the statement issued by the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited stated.
The coaches have arrived in Pune from Nagpur. All will be interconnected and one will be reserved for women. These coaches will be fitted on the elevated route. The trials of the service will start soon.
Features of Pune Metro Coaches
One rake will be able to carry 950-970 passengers. The train can travel at a maximum speed of 90 kmph. Each coach will be air-conditioned and have a mobile phone and laptop charging facilities. The Indian subsidiary of an Italian company will build 12 coaches for the project. According to a contract signed with the firm, 25% of the coaches will be manufactured at its Italy plant, while the rest will be commissioned at the Maha Coach Manufacturing Plant in Nagpur Said official.
The coaches will be made of stainless steel and aluminium — a first in India — and are lightweight. MahaMetro said that these coaches will be energy efficient. Each coach will have ambient sensors, which will lower or increase the brightness of the LED lights as required. The trials are expected to begin on a 3km-long priority section of the Pimpri Chinchwad-Dapodi elevated segment.
The coaches are made of stainless steel, light-weight and vestibuled, it informed.
Work on Pune Metro began in June 2017 and works like erecting pillars, track laying, installing signals etc were completed in a record 30 months.
The ground-breaking of the line from Hinjewadi to Shivajinagar was done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.