Pune Metro’s Aqua Line: Approaching the Finish Line
The much-awaited completion of the Pune Metro’s Aqua Line, stretching from Bund Garden to Ramwadi, is reaching its final phase. Maha Metro, the overseeing authority, is gearing up to initiate preliminary trials at the end of this month. The elevated viaduct and signaling infrastructure along this critical stretch have reached advanced stages of readiness, setting the stage for testing procedures to commence.
The Aqua Line, which includes a section between Bund Garden and Ramwadi, is a pivotal piece of the puzzle. Once this segment is open to the public, it will provide access to the entire 15.7-kilometer Metro route, significantly transforming Pune’s transportation system. Maha Metro is committed to completing the remaining work on two metro routes by the end of the year, following the successful launch of two critical sections in August. This ambitious objective is being vigorously pursued by a dedicated team focused on delivering a seamless and efficient metro service to the public.
“We are in full swing to complete all the work up to Ramwadi by November. We have already received feedback from commuters requesting an extension of the Metro service to Nagar Road, connecting key areas such as Yerawada and Kalyaninagar to the city’s central zones,”
Pune Metro: Routes and Significance
The Pune Metro Rail Project encompasses two prominent corridors: the north-south corridor (Purple Line) and the east-west corridor (Aqua Line), covering a total length of 33 kilometers and featuring 30 strategically located stations. The Aqua Line, currently operational between Ruby Hall and Ramwadi, primarily consists of elevated tracks. This Metro line serves bustling areas such as Yerawada, Kalyaninagar, and significant portions of Nagar Road, providing commuters with a convenient and swift transportation option to the city’s eastern regions.
Finalization of the Crucial Project
The finalization of the last phase of this crucial project is under severe pressure, with teams working intensively. They are focused on constructing overhead traction and signaling systems at the stations while maintaining the viaduct between Bund Garden and Ramwadi. Additionally, the Civil Court to Swargate Metro stretch of the Purple Line, which is still under construction, is expected to be fully operational by December. This expansion will increase the Metro’s coverage from its current 24 kilometers to an impressive 33 kilometers, facilitating seamless travel from Vanaz to Ramwadi and PCMC to Swargate.
In addition to the existing network, Line-3 is in the pipeline. It is led by the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority in partnership with Tata-Siemens. This 23-kilometer fully elevated network will serve the Hinjawadi IT park and several emerging areas, significantly improving the daily commute experience for a significant portion of Pune’s workforce.
The imminent completion of the Pune Metro’s Aqua Line is a milestone that promises to revolutionize transportation in Pune. With expanded coverage and ongoing developments, the city’s metro network is on track to provide a more efficient and convenient commuting experience for its residents. As we look ahead to the trials and future projects, Pune’s metro system is poised for a bright and transformative future.