Maha Metro celebrates 4th foundation day of Pune Metro Rail Project

Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) celebrated the 4th foundation day of Pune metro project on 23.1.2021. Shri Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and chairman Maharashtra metro rail corporation was the chief guest for the 4th foundation day function celebrated at the Phugewadi Office of Pune Metro.

  • 4 year ago a humble beginning Pune metro started with 3 employees. 
  • A team was built in quick time, tender was called finalized and in record 6-7 months time the actual foundation of the first pier of the Pune metro was completed.
  • Pune metro has completed about 48% work as of now and in year 2021 Punekars will see the actual operation of Pune Metro. 

  • Corona pandemic has affected the progress of metro work but the maha metro team under the leadership of Dr Brijesh Dixit has formulated plans to expedite the construction of Pune Metro. 
  • Shri Durga Shankar Mishra, Chairman Maha Metro, Dr Brijesh Dixit, MD maha metro and other directors of Maha Metro reviewed the progress of viaduct, underground, electrical traction, signaling, telecom, land acquisition, rolling stock, metro car depot, PIDS, MEP and other work in the 24th Board of directors meeting held at Phugewadi office of Maha Metro. 
  • In a function to celebrate 4th foundation day of Pune metro Shri Durga Shankar Mishra congratulated the Maha metro officials and instructed them to continue the good work done by team maha metro.


  • Later Shri Durga Shankar Mishra visited the Sant Tukaram Nagar Metro station, which is the first metro station completed in a few days from now, and satisfied with the quality and facilities provided at the station. 
  • He also inspected the stretch between Sant Tukaram Nagar to Phugewadi in the three coach metro train. 
  • The three coach metro train has been used for trials since last one year and it was immensely helpful to check all the parameters of metro routes. 
  • Dr Brijesh Dixit MD Maha Metro explained the passenger amenities provided at the Sant Tukaram Nagar Station.
  • Shri Durga Shankar Mishra inspected the stretch from PCMC to Khadki, Bund Garden to RTO and Swargate Multi modal Hub – underground station. 
  • Pune metro is building a three level multi modal hub at Swargate which will segregate the metro, PMPML, rikshaw, car-taxi services and pedestrian movement and make the Jedhe Chowk completely hassle free. 
  • A team of architects and designers explained the plan  and progress of Swargate Multi modal Hub. 
  • Shri Atul Gadgil (Director Works) informed that the third TBM which is under assembly at Swargate will commence the tunneling work shortly. 
  • By mid-February two TBM from Civil Court and one TBM from Swargate will start with full swing, this will expedite tunneling work in Range hill to Swargate underground 6 km stretch of Pune Metro.
  • Shri Durga Shankar Mishra was satisfied with the progress of Pune Metro work and instructed to expedite the work so that Punekars can use the metro for their daily commuting.

Source: Pune Metro-Press Release