By February 2024, it is anticipated that the Metro will run from Civil Court to Swargate. Additionally, the vital task of laying tracks in two subterranean tunnels that descend beneath the Mutha River has been finished.
The Vanaz Metro travels through the Civil Court interchange station, which is home to both the elevated and underground routes leading to Swargate, until it reaches Ruby Hall.
From Civil Court, the underground track installation has moved forward, passing the Kasba Peth station and heading towards Mandai before arriving at Swargate. By February, the project should be finished.
Maha Metro accelerated the section’s construction upon deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar’s inspection and directive.
Pawar had recently checked out the facilities at the elevated and underground portions of the Civil Court interchange station.
According to Maha Metro officials, a weekly review of the works is conducted to neep an eye on the completion status and that deadlines are met.
According to an official, the track has been laid along the crucial portion, which starts below the river and has numerous turns and detours between Civil Court and Kasba Peth. In addition to installing the tracks, the teams have worked on signaling and telecommunications, power cable laying, and the completion of Kasba Peth, Mandai, and Swargate, three underground stations.
According to a Maha Metro official, the station at Mandai is situated directly beneath the current structure. People will have easy access to the Mandai. However, due to various obstacles, including technical ones, the underground portion is progressing more slowly than the elevated portions. The three underground stations where construction is currently taking place are situated in central city regions. There is extremely little room for construction activities at these locations. At night, they are handling the heavy workload.
According to officials, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) took some time to turn over the landmarked for the station, which is why the underground Metro work in the Mandai area started later than expected. According to PMC sources, the delays were caused by local Mandai vendors objecting to the relocation plan. Officials from Maha Metro stated that work was currently in full swing.
While Kasba Peth and Mandai metro stations will be ready until February 2024, the Swargate station may get ready by January 2024.