Pune has become the latest Indian city to join the Metro bandwagon, with the contract for the 32-km first phase awarded to Hindustan Construction Company and the Dubai-based AL FARAA construction group.
Construction of the first phase will have to be completed in 110 weeks (a little over 2 years).
It will have nine elevated metro stations — Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, Tukaram Nagar, Bhosari, Kasarwadi, Phugewadi, Dapoli, Bopodi, Khadki and Range Hill — with a total length of 32 km.
It is divided between Line of 16.59 km and Line ll of 14.66 km.
The Line I is partly elevated and partly underground starting from Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation to Swargate.
All elevated stations on the Line are being constructed by the HCC-AL FARA’A JV. The total construction cost of Phase 1 is estimated at around Rs 500 cr.
“We are honored to be a part of this prestigious project with MMRCL, which is the testimony to our proven execution excellence and capabilities across Mumbai Metro, Delhi Metro and Kolkata Metro,” said Arun Karambelkar, President & CEO-E&C, HCC Ltd.
HCC has helped Delhi Metro dig 18.14 km of tunnels and 13 underground stations and Kolkata Metro construct 6.47 km tunnels and 4 underground stations.
In Mumbai Metrol, the company has built 8 elevated stations.