Rolling Stock Production Begins for Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar Metro on Pune Metro Line 3

Under the 'Make in India' initiative, production commences at Sri City, near Chennai

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Commencement of rolling stock manufacturing for Pune Metro Line 3
Commencement of rolling stock manufacturing for Pune Metro Line 3
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PUNE (Metro Rail News): The rolling stock (metro train engines and coaches) manufacturing for Pune Metro Line 3 aka ‘Puneri Metro’, commenced today. France’s Alstom transport has been awarded the contract for this manufacturing, and the mentioned rolling stock will be produced under the ‘Make in India’ initiative at Alstom’s factory in Sri City near Chennai.

Pune Metro Line 3 project governed by Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) on Hinjewadi to Shivajinagar route is progressing in a sustainable manner. As the construction work on this line is being completed rapidly, now the production of the actual metro train (rolling stock) has started. Chief Executive Officer of Pune IT City Metro Rail Limited, the developer of this project, Mr. Alok Kapoor, flagged off the production of rolling stock today at Sri City by performing the traditional ‘Yantra Pooja’ ceremony. PITCMRL Director and Business Head Neha Pandit, PITCMRL Systems Head L. N. Prasad, and officials of Alstom Transport were present to grace the occasion.

On this occasion, Mr. Alok Kapoor, Chief Executive Officer of Pune IT City Metro Rail Ltd., said, “We are very happy to engage Alstom, a world-renowned company in manufacturing the rolling stock for ‘Puneri Metro’. We have no doubt that Pune Metro Line 3 will be an exemplary example of the ‘Make in India’ initiative and will reinforce Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policy of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.”

 “The trains of Pune Metro Line 3 are now taking shape to provide the passengers on the Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar route with a comfortable and safe journey. We have awarded a contract to Alstom to manufacture a total of 22 trains for this route. Each of these trains is equipped with the latest technology and state-of-the-art facilities. We are sure that this metro train service on a very important route will enrich the daily travel experience of Pune residents,” added Neha Pandit, Director and Business Head of PITCMRL.

 Pune Metro Line 3 is an important route connecting Hinjewadi’s IT hub with Shivajinagar’s central business district. The metro trains running on this route will provide the passengers with fast, varied, and sophisticated travel facilities. The developers of the Pune Metro Line intend to present the first glimpse of this train to the people of Pune by rapidly completing the engine and coach manufacturing work as well.

 What is Rolling Stock?

The term rolling stock in the rail transport industry refers to railway vehicles, including both powered and unpowered vehicles. The motorized or trailer carriages, wagon, or rakes operated on a rail track is often called as rolling stock and it typically includes locomotives, powered and unpowered cars, wagons, multiple units, and other track-bound vehicles used on the railway for both passenger and freight operations. For Metro Trains, the entire metro rail with the main operating body and the wheelset comprises the rolling stock.

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 About Pune Metro Line 3:

The Pune Metro line III is a ~23 Km elevated Metro rail project connecting the IT hub of Hinjawadi to the Central business district of Shivajinagar. It is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project awarded by Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) to a consortium consisting of Tata Group’s TRIL Urban Transport Private Limited (TUTPL) and Siemens Project Ventures GmbH. The Project would be developed & operated on Design, build, finance, operate & transfer (DBFOT) basis by a special purpose vehicle (SPV), Pune IT City Metro Rail Limited, or PITCMRL for a Concession Period of 35 years, including the construction period.

 

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