PUNE (Metro Rail News): Hon Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Uddhav Thackreray and Hon Shri Eknath Shinde, Minister of Urban Development Government of Maharashtra unveiled the prototype model design of Pune metro coaches on 27.12.2019. Hon Shri Eknath Shinde, Minister of Urban development praised the features of Pune Metro coaches and said that the metro will increase Pune Pimpri Chinchwad city’s glory.
After unveiling by Hon CM the three coach metro train arrived in Pune and has been lifted and placed on the tracks on the Sant Tukaram Nagar metro station. With this the trial run of the train along the six KM stretch between Sant Tukaram Nagar and Phugewadi stations would commence. Another three coach train will reach to Pune in the next three days. It is another rare coincidence that the inaugural trial run would commence from Sant Tukaram Nagar Station.
On this eventful day, there is another distinction and rare coincidence, the coaches have being placed on Sant Tukaram Nagar Station, the only Pune metro station named after great saint and poet Sant Tukaram. The Sant Tukaram Nagar station will carry the images of Sant Tukaram and Warkri Dindi procession artwork. Incidentally the Warkari procession every year passes through the Sant Tukaram Nagar station enroute to Pandharpur.
The work of Pune Metro is progressing well and the civil work, track laying, electrical traction work, electrical sub station work, signaling system works are being completed in record time. The physical progress achieved so far has been approx. 37%. Within a short span of 30-month trial run of coaches on the viaduct will start shortly; one of the fasted metro project to have achieved this.
Pune Metro train has unique distinction of having a dedicated Women’s coach, and other features like light weight, broad gangway, regenerative braking, advanced communication system, electronic gadgets charging facilities, air condition, priority seating for disabled, pregnant women , elderly and wheel chair bound persons, appropriate signages, passenger information displays, door opening LED strip (will lit and indicate the side of platform) and larger windows to see the spectacular view of greenery in Pune Pimpri Chinchwad City.
The coach graphics theme draws clues from the Sahyadri mountain and the historical, cultural , educational & industrial heritage of Pune city. The city is continuously growing in strength since its development was started by great maratha king Chhatrapati Shivajee Maharaj. The rich Maratha culture was the major force behind development of this great city. Introduction of metro train services will be major game changer for the growth of this city.
The coach design is inspired by the Shaniwar Wada, Mahatma Phule Mandai, IT Park, and Tabla & Tanpura which resemble with rich tradition of art and music. The color used for coach graphics represent the rich tradition and culture of Pune Pimpri Chinchwad City. The orange color for youthfulness, creativity and joyfulness of Pune Pimpri Chinchwad citizens.
The blue color represent the truthfulness, intelligence and confidence of its citizens. The valor, power and dedication of the people of this city represented by the purple color. Green color is the most dominant color of the city, you will find lots of trees and greenery in Pune Pimpri Chinchwad city.