Pune metro utilizes aluminium coaches designed and manufactured by Titagarh

Recently, Pune metro was inaugurated for commercial operations. The coaches in the project have the capacity for 970 passengers and each coach can accommodate 320 commuters and are equipped with the  state-of-art facilities including space to  park a  wheelchair for  the  differently abled people.

Titagarh Wagons Limited had been awarded the order for  34  Metro Trains having 3  coaches each by  the  Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation for  Pune. While the  first Metro Train manufactured by  Titagarh at the  facilities of  its  subsidiary in  Italy, 31  trains will be  produced in  India by Titagarh in  its  facilities under the  Make in  India and Atmanirbhar Bharat schemes of  the  Government.

More features: 

  • The Pune Metro Coaches are light, ergonomically and aerodynamically designed being made of  Aluminium body and include features like  CCTV coverage, emergency button, passengers can  communicate with driver/operator and travel seamlessly, have mobile and laptop charging facility etc.
  • The  Metro Train apart from being light is  energy efficient and fit  for  a  maximum speed of  95  kmph. 
  • The  successful launch of  the  first Pune Train along the  12  Km  stretch out  of  a  total 32.2 Km  project is  a  historic milestone in  the  Indian Government’s initiative of Atma Nirbhar Bharat. 

Commenting on  the  development, Mr. Umesh Chowdhary, Managing Director and CEO of  the  Company thanked the  visionary leadership of  the  Honourable Prime Minister in  giving such a  boost to  infrastructure development in  the  country which will  make the  lives and livelihoods of  millions of  people much better. 

He  further expressed his  gratitude to  the  government led  by  the  Honourable Prime Minister to  encourage Indian companies come into the  sphere of  hi-tech manufacturing and constantly pursuing his  vision of  making India Atmanirbhar. 

He  said that the launch of  first  Pune Metro Train is  one  of  the  most important events in  the  journey of  Titagarh along the  path of  its  mission- “Mobility for  billions”.

About Titagarh’s experience in metro sector: 

  • Titagarh has  made significant strides in  Passenger Rolling Stock manufacturing and expanded its  facilities in  Uttarpara, West Bengal and the  first train from this facility will  be  rolled out  in  a  few  days. 
  • This  is  a  state of  the  art  facility for  production of  sophisticated light body aluminium Metro Coaches. 
  • The  Group is participating in  various other tenders for  Metro Coaches in  India in  addition to  the focus on  Propulsion vertical.
  • The  Italian subsidiary of  Titagarh had also bagged a  prestigious order from Lazio Region (Rome) in  Italy for  287 million Euros recently and the  execution of  this  contract will also be done partially from Titagarh’s Indian facilities.

Source: Titagarh Wagons Limited- Press Release | Image Credit: Titagarh