MAHARASHTRA, INDIA (Metro Rail News): The first metro coach for Pune Metro arrived from Italy to Mumbai by sea on 06th October 2021. After clearing all necessary formalities, the metro coach will arrive in Pune on Wednesday evening. Pune Metro has given an order for 34 metro trains which have three coaches.
Maha-Metro has given Titagarh Firema, the wholly owned Italian subsidiary of Titagarh Wagons Limited (TWL) will provide 102 aluminium-bodied coaches to Pune Metro.
Currently, Pune Metro is using Nagpur Metro’s train for trails. The company will manufacture 25% of coaches at their plant in Italy, and 75% will be produced and commissioned at the Maha-Metro coach manufacturing plant in Kolkata, said Brijesh Dixit, MD, MMRCL.
He added that Aluminium body coaches being lighter, are more energy-efficient and have better aesthetics. The manufacturing of aluminium body coaches will be a game-changer in the Indian metros.
According to the given information by Metro officials, initially, trains in Pune Metro will consist of three coaches, subsequently converted into six coaches per traffic requirement. These coaches would be fully air-conditioned and have a digital route and station display. In addition, the coaches will have CCTVs.
The metro train has 970 commuters’ capacity, and each metro coach can accommodate 320 commuters. In addition, each coach has space to park a wheelchair facility that disabled people would use.