Metro Line 3:  Three coaches to arrive in Pune next week from Chennai

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The Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) announced on Wednesday that three coaches for Metro Line 3, connecting Hinjawadi and Shivaji Nagar, are on their way from Chennai and are expected to arrive next week.

Over the next eight months, 16 to 22 additional coaches will be gradually dispatched, with the entire operation of Metro Line 3 anticipated to commence in April 2025.

A PMRDA official shared with a news agency, “Three coaches for Line 3 are en route from Chennai. Once they arrive next week, we will begin testing and conducting trial runs to ensure all safety and operational parameters are met.” These coaches, built in Chennai, underwent thorough inspections before dispatch.

Following the initial testing, PMRDA plans to start public trial runs on the 23.5 km Metro Line 3 route, which includes 23 stations such as Hinjawadi, Wipro Chowk, Shivaji Chowk, Wakad flyover, Balewadi Stadium, Vidyapeeth Chowk, AIR Kendra, and Shivajinagar court. This new route aims to provide efficient transportation options for the city.

The Metro Line 3 project is a significant undertaking by PMRDA, executed under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. The Tata Group and Siemens have formed a special purpose vehicle, Pune IT City Metro Rail Limited, to carry out the project.