Workers from Pune IT City Metro Rail Ltd. earlier this month started tying rebar at multiple sites to construct piers (pillars) for Pune Metro’s 23.3 km Line-3 which will connect Megapolis Circle in Hinjawadi with Civil Court in Shivajinagar.
The city’s new Line-3 with 33 elevated stations is being developed by PMRDA on PPP mode through a 35 year concession agreement signed with Tata’s TRIL Urban Transport Private Limited and Siemens Project Ventures GmbH (TRIL UTPL + SPVG).
Tata is responsible for the line’s civil construction work while Siemens will provide project management, turnkey electrification, signaling, communications and depot works (equipment). The original deadline for the project was March 2023 which has since been revised to March 2025.
Rebar for 3 piers are now visible in Hinjawadi, while 1 pier has appeared opposite E-Square near Pune University where a double-decker viaduct is proposed.
Here are some snaps via YouTuber Devesh Shah who has also uploaded a video here.
Next steps: More rebar will be used to tie the existing rebar horizontally (see example). Once done, formwork (see example) will be brought in to facilitate a concrete pour and mold the skeletal framework into the desired shape.
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