A consortium of Tata Group unit, TRIL Urban Transport and Siemens Project Ventures, has secured the contract to develop Pune Metro line in Maharashtra, India.
Awarded by the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority, the Pune Metro Line 3 contract involves construction of a metro corridor from Hinjewadi to Shivajinagar.
Tata Sons Infrastructure, Defence and Aerospace president Banmali Agrawala said: “This project is a true representation of our expertise and capabilities of delivering on long-term and large infrastructure projects.
“With the support of our partners, we are confident of meeting the expectations and requirements of the project as per the scheduled timelines.
“The Pune Metro will significantly transform the way people of Pune will commute in the future and will also bring in economic benefits and employment along the route.”
The 23.3km-long elevated metro corridor will run from Hinjewadi Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park to Shivajinagar passing through Balewadi. It will feature 23 stations.
The metro project will be the first of its kind to be developed under a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model.
Tata Projects will support the consortium as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) partner of the Pune Metro Line 3 project.
Construction works are set to begin in June next year and expected to be completed in three years.
Siemens managing director and CEO Sunil Mathur said: “We are delighted to be a consortium partner with Tata Group in implementing this project, which will positively impact the quality of life for the people of Pune.”
The first two lines of Pune Metro are already under construction. They are expected to become operational in 2021.
The 16.59km long Pune Metro Line 1 will run from PCMC to Swargate, while the Line 2 will operate between Vanaz and Ramwadi.