PUNE (Metro Rail News): Pune Metros’ the PCMC-Phugewadi elevated stretch, obtained approval from the Metro rail safety commissioner on Friday (CMRS). Last month, the CMRS inspected the entire line and the five stations positioned along with it. The authorization has made it possible for commuters to use the Metro.
The CMRS had also made some minor comments, according to MahaMetro officials, which would be implemented soon. Next week, a close inspection of another high-priority section — Vanaz to Garware College — is planned.
“We have received authorization for the PCMC-Phugewadi route,” said MahaMetro’s general manager (PR), Hemant Sonawane. All major work between PCMC and Phugewadi stations has already been finished, except for some minor station work that will be done in the coming days. As a result, commuter services will be available soon.
Pimpri station opposite the PCMC building, Sant Tukaramnagar station, Kasarwadi, Nashik Phata, and Phugewadi are the five stops on the route. The three-day CMRS inspection on the PCMC-Phugewadi route was completed.
During the inspections, all aspects of commuter flow at the stations, platforms, and approaches to the stations were examined for safety. Commuters are protected by a CCTV surveillance network and an emergency alarm system at each station.
According to a MahaMetro official, each station on the route has at least two entry-exit points. More of these points will be produced in accordance with the requirements. Although the platforms at the stations can accommodate trains with six coaches, the aim is to run three-coach trains on both routes at first. Meanwhile, MahaMetro stated that solar panels would be installed at the stations.
Work of viaduct crossing Harris bridge in the last phase:
The construction of a Metro viaduct crossing the Harris bridge ahead of Dapodi on its way to Khadki is nearing completion. This viaduct will connect the Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad Metro stations. The viaduct runs between the vehicular bridge’s two wings.
To cross the river, steel girders have been built. The MahaMetro claims that the Metro’s viaduct pillars are not obstructing vehicular traffic on the bridges or at the two ends. Vehicle lanes have been marked with sufficient space, particularly on the Khadki and Bopodi ends of the bridge. The passage of the Harris Bridge is not included in the priority segment. Work on the route outside the priority stretch has also been accelerated, according to MahaMetro authorities.