PUNE (Metro Rail News): Work on MahaMetro’s Pune Metro project is on the progress and Pune Metro has crossed a crucial milestone on Saturday, 18th June. On 6th March 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated two 12 km routes of Pune metro project from Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal corporation station to Phugewadi station and Vanaz station to Garware college station. Since then, in the last three and a half months, the Pune Metro has completed a milestone of 10 lakh passengers on these routes.
The Pune Metro has had to carry out a total of 5,581 rounds on both routes to cross the 10-lakh passenger population. These include 2483 rounds on Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation station to Phugewadi station route and 3098 rounds on Vanaz station to Garware college route.
The Pune metro work is going on at a fast pace. The remaining advanced routes are planned to be completed by December 2022. Apart from this, the entire metro work including all the roads is expected to be completed by April 2023.
Director of the Maha Metro, Dr Brijesh Dixit expressing his happiness said ” today’s million passenger numbers have become possible due to the tremendous enthusiasm of Punekars. The enthusiastic collaboration of Punekars has made it possible for the Pune metro to complete 75 per cent of the work and open the route for passengers as a surprise. With the support of Pune Municipal Corporation, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation and all government departments, the remaining phases of Pune Metro will soon be opened for passengers. “
With the crossing of the 10 lakh ridership mark, a new concept of “Celebration on Wheel” has been introduced for Pune Metro passengers. For this, citizens need to reserve the metro 7 days in advance.