TATA Projects Limited announced that the company has recently commenced work on the Pune Metro Underground line. The work commenced with the gigantic TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine) being flagged off to start execution of its task from Agriculture College grounds, Pune.
- The event began with ‘Pooja’ and traditional ceremony to mark the momentous occasion.
- The event was witnessed by top officials of MahaMetro and Tata Projects along with their respective project execution teams.
- It also witnessed the first casting slab being signed by top-level officials before it being placed on site.
- “We are proud to be executing the third underground metro package after Lucknow Metro & Mumbai Metro. This is also our 7th overall (underground & elevated) Metro package. Hence, we have garnered unmatched experience and expertise in the metro rail segment. Our execution teams are confident of overcoming all challenges and successfully delivering the project,” Mr. Vinayak Deshpande, Managing Director, TATA Projects Ltd said.
- The TBM that has commenced work will dig at an approx depth of between 65-ft to 100-ft below surface.
- The TBM has a huge length of about 279-ft, including back-up gantry.
- The Pune Metro Underground line from Shivajinagar to Swargate is around 8.2 km long and has 5 stations.
- Package one of this underground line comprises 2 stations while package two includes 3 stations.
- “The commencement of work on this prestigious project that runs through one of the most densely populated areas of Pune is a landmark moment. Our teams are highly skilled and possess vast experience to undertake a challenging project of this magnitude. We are certain that this project will transform the intra city transportation scenario upon completion by bringing it on par with global standards,” Mr. Rahul Shah, COO – Urban Infrastructure, TATA Project Ltd, said.